One of the most prominent leading actresses from ‘parallel cinema’ in the 1950s, the legendary Shabana Azmi is celebrating her Birthday today. She is also considered one of the most versatile actresses yet owing to the acclaim received by her through attempting to do different genres in the Indian film industry.
She made her debut with the film ‘Ankur’ and also got awarded the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the National Film Awards. She continued her journey through strong performances in films like Paar, Arth, Khandhar, Godmother and so on. She created a niche for herself by always portraying characters heavy on authenticity and realism.
She is the only person to have 5 National Awards to her name, the highest owned by any personality and has also been felicitated by many international honours too. For instance, she was the recipient of the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress for her film ‘Fire’ at the Chicago International Film Festival. She has also won ‘Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film’ for Fire yet again at ‘LA Outfest’ and so on.
Apart from her remarkable contribution to Indian cinema, she is also a social activist. She is a member of the National AIDS Commission and the Goodwill Ambassador for UNPF (United Nations Population Fund) as well.
On the account of her birthday, here is what the fans are saying about their favourite actress:
— Subham Kar (Prem) (@iamsubham_kar) September 18, 2020
— Amrit Kaur (@AmritKa41680983) September 18, 2020
— Harsh Rajput (@HarshRa69719961) September 18, 2020
Daughter of poet #KaifiAzmi and Stage actress Shaukat Kaifi, #ShabanaAzmi has made a distinct identity in the Bollywood industry. On occasion of her birthday we wish a long and healthy life. #happybirthdayshabanaazmi #javedakhtar pic.twitter.com/wi4DyzW07H
— Piyush Goyal (@goyalpp) September 18, 2020