Some Lesser Known Facts About Shabana Azmi On Her 68th Birthday

Indian Film Actress Shabana Azmi has made a mark in cinema for over 40 decades. She is known for going out of her comfort zone and experiment with her roles. She made her film debut in the year 1974 with the film Ankur. She is celebrating her 68th birthday today and her special day, let's know more about the actress.

1- Shabana Azmi holds 5 National Awards. In 1988, the Government of India also honored her with Padma Shri Award.

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2- She made her Bollywood debut with the film Ankur in 1977. She was awarded with National Film Award for best actress for her very first film.

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3- Shabana was a huge fan of Shashi Kapoor. Shabana and Shashi's father Prithviraj Kapoor were neighbors. So every time Shashi paid a visit to his father, Shabana would ask him to give autograph. Later, the actress got a chance to share screen with him in 1976 film Fakira.

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4- Shabana was engaged to Shekhar Kapur. The two fell in love during the making of Dev Anand's Ishq Ishq Ishq. However, their relationship didn't work out and the engagement was called off.

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5- The actress tied knot with Javed Akhtar in the year 1984. When she first met Javed Akhtar, he was already married to Honey Irani. Azmi was impressed with his wit and intellect. She said in an interview, "Javed was married and we tried to break off several times. Finally, he got a divorce and we were married on December 9, 1984."

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6- Shabana got inspired from Jaya Bachchan to pursue acting. In an interview with TOI, she once said, "Seeing Jaya Bhaduri act in Suman, a film made by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), drew me to the institute in Pune."

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7- She won National Film Award for consecutive three years from 1983 to 1085 for her films Arth, Khandar and Paar.

We recently saw her in 2016 film Neerja in which she played Sonam Kapoor's mother. Her recent film was 2017 release The Black prince.

We wish  a very Happy Birthday to the versatile actress.

by Admin | Mon, Sep 17 - 05:03 PM

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