Shabana Azmi Birthday: Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi turned a year older today. Undoubtedly, she is one of the leading actors in Bollywood who proved her acting skills time and again. The talented and gorgeous actor was a part of many super hit films like Ankur, Arth, Khandhar, Paar, Godmother among others.
Shabana started her acting career from theatre and later moved on to the entertainment industry. She is the daughter of the poet Kaifi Azmi and wife of Javed Akhtar. She made her acting debut in 1974 and was known as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. The female actor bagged many National awards for her extraordinary work.
Shabana has been a part of more than 120 Hindi and Bengali films till now. Apart from her acting career, she is also a social and women right’s activist and was nominated for the upper house of parliament. Azmi has a huge fan following and never fails to impress her fans. She has also got many international awards for her work, she is a synonym to the real cinema. The multitalented actor portraits every role differently, she is also known as the most influential personality in Bollywood.
On the special occasion of Shabana Azmi birthday, here are some of her 5 best performances that you should not miss:
1. Ankur, 1974: The film featured Shabana and Shyam Benegal. They worked in many films together like Mandi, Nishant, and Junoon. Ankur won her well-deserved National Award for Best Actress.
2. Arth, 1982: In the film, Azmi is seen struggling because of her unfaithful husband but manages to come out. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
3. Godmother, 1999: Vinay Shukla’s Godmother, said to be inspired by the real-life story of Santokben Jadeja, fetched Shabana Azmi her fifth National award following Ankur, Arth, Khandar and Paar.
4. Fire, 1996: One of Shabana Azmi’s most controversial roles till date, her homosexual turn in Deepa Mehta’s Fire invited the ire of protesting Hindu activists.
5. Makdee, 2002: Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial debut Makdee sees the actress in a never-before-seen avatar.