One of the finest actress in hindi cinema, Shabana Azmi turns 62 today on Sep 18, 2012.
Shabana is a daughter of noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and theatre actress Shaukat Azmi.
She is noted for her naturalness and intensity on screen. She has acted in films by virtually all of India's most famous art-house directors including Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Aparna Sen and others, as well as in commercial and middle of the road Hindi films, where she has essayed several strong female characters (e.g., in Death Sentence 1997 and Godmother 1999).
She has appeared in over 120 Hindi films and since 1988 has been part of in several international projects. In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women’s rights activist, a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), and a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shabana received the National Film Award for three years consecutively from 1983 to 1985 for her roles in Arth, Khandhar and Paar. Godmother (1999) earned her another National Film Award, taking her tally to four.
She is married to noted scriptwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
We wish a very Happy Birthday to Shabana Ji...
(By - Manees Bajpai)