Shabana Azmi


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Sayyida Shabana Azmi (born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Parallel Cinema, an Indian New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism.

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Veteran actor Shabana Azmi says there's a "massive backlash" whenever anyone from the film fraternity voices their opinion.
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has joined the list of Bollywood actors who have turned singers for their films.
India needs to follow the American style of censorship, feels Shabana Azmi.
While we wait for this interview to begin, we can hear Shabana Azmi humming a familiar tune.

Shabana Azmi has managed to straddle both cinema and theatre for years now. Even now, as she divides her time between both mediums, she says acting on stage as well as in films helps hone her creative expressions.

Shabana Azmi is set to team up with the acclaimed Marathi director Jayant Gilatar for an upcoming Hindi venture. The veteran actor will be seen playing the lead role in the film that revolves around the Indian education system, and how it neglects teachers.
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar might not have faced a lot of criticism on the field. But, over the last few days, he's got a fair bit of flak for remaining absent at the sessions of the Rajya Sabha. With his leave now approved, he will effectively have not attended the present session at all.
Actor and former member of Parliament Shabana Azmi was in a jovial mood when we caught up with her recently.
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha (RS) in 1997, is steering clear of the general elections that are set to commence next month, in spite of getting offers from many political parties.
Shabana Azmi, who is yet to be seen in any of Farhan and Zoya Akhtar's films apart from Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd (2007; a movie in which she had a role), is keen to have either of them direct one of her future projects.