Shabana Azmi

Shabana AzmiLifetime Achievement - Arts, Culture, Society & Social Services (Andhra Pradesh, India) 2018

SHABANA AZMI –  A highly acclaimed Indian actress of film, television, and theatre, known for her versatility and powerful performances. Born in Hyderabad, India, she hails from a family of distinguished artists, including her parents, Kaifi Azmi and Shaukat Kaifi, who were renowned poets and actors.

Debuting in 1974 with Shyam Benegal’s “Ankur,” Shabana Azmi’s career soared with critical acclaim, showcasing her talent in diverse, complex roles. Her notable films include “Arth,” “Masoom,” “Godmother,” “Fire,” “Mrityudand,” and “Neerja.”

Her performances have garnered her several prestigious awards, including five National Film Awards for Best Actress and several Filmfare Awards. She is also known for her work in parallel cinema and has been a prominent advocate for social causes, including women’s rights, social justice, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

A respected figure in theatre, she has appeared in numerous plays and productions, receiving accolades for her talent and versatility as an actress. Aside from acting, she is recognized for her activism and philanthropy, actively engaging in social and humanitarian causes such as women’s empowerment, education, and healthcare..

Overall, she is regarded as one of India’s finest actresses, admired for her talent, integrity, and commitment to both her craft and social causes.

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