Articles about Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress born on September 18, 1950. Her first theatrical release was Shyam Benegal's directorial debut 'Ankur' (1974). She won the National Film Award for Best Actress consecutively for three years from 1983 to 1985 for her roles in 'Arth', 'Khandhar', and 'Paar'. Some of her notable movies are Shyam Benegal's 'Nishant' (1975), 'Junoon' (1978), 'Susman' (1978), Satyajit Ray's 'Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players)', Mrinal Sen's 'Khandhar', 'Ek Din Achanak', Saeed Mirza's 'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai', Sai Paranjpye's 'Sparsh' and 'Disha', Gautam Ghose's 'Paar', Aparna Sen's 'Picnic', and Vinay Shukla's 'Godmother'. She debuted on the small screen with a soap opera named 'Anupama.' Her role as Radha in Deepta Mehta's experimental film 'Fire' (1996) won her the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 32nd Chicago Film Festival and Jury Award for Best Actress at Outfest, Los Angeles. Azmi is married to poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and serves as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA).
18 Sep 2021
Looking at roles that earned Shabana Azmi her National Awards
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi turned 71 today.
20 Aug 2021
'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani': Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh's first looks revealed
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is back to the director's chair with his upcoming romantic comedy-drama, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.
16 Aug 2021
Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary
A trust named after renowned film critic and director Chidananda Dasgupta is set to celebrate his birth centenary year in November with screenings, memorial lectures, and exhibitions of his works.
03 Aug 2021
Kunal Kapoor announces biopic on India's winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan
Kunal Kapoor, who is awaiting the release of his digital debut The Empire, has ventured into production.
29 Jul 2021
'The Empire': Complete round up of this upcoming magnum opus
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani's next is The Empire, "India's first-ever digital magnum opus" and an upcoming Disney+ Hotstar series.
23 Jun 2021
Swara Bhasker's 'Sheer Qorma' heading to Indian Film Festival Stuttgart
Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari's Sheer Qorma, a love story between two queer women, is set to be screened at the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart.
31 Oct 2020
'Kaali Khuhi' review: Shabana Azmi can't save this unbearable movie
The last time Netflix concocted horror drama with a social issue, it gave us the enchanting Bulbbul. So, I put my faith in Kaali Khuhi, the streamer's latest offering in this department.
27 Oct 2020
Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas
The year 2020 is a horror story in itself. To be honest, the ongoing pandemic sometimes feels like a real-life zombie apocalypse.
16 Jul 2020
Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here
After a bit of a wait-and-watch period, Netflix has announced a slew of Indian original movies and shows to be released in the coming months.
08 Jul 2020
Top five movies of birthday girl, Neetu Kapoor
Starting out her career at the age of eight, Neetu Kapoor had a tremendous journey in films.
04 Jun 2020
Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90
Legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for his realistic and groundbreaking movies such as Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Baton Baton Mein, and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, passed away on Thursday in Mumbai, due to age-related ailments. He was 90 years old.
04 May 2020
'I For India' raises Rs. 3.5 crore for COVID-19 relief
I For India, the country's largest fundraiser concert for COVID-19 pandemic, raised Rs. 3.5 crore last night.
30 Apr 2020
Rishi Kapoor: 10 memorable movies you can stream right away
We all have our distinct set of vivid memories from Rishi Kapoor's rich filmography.
01 Apr 2020
At it again! Urvashi Rautela copy-pastes writer's tweet on 'Parasite'
Beauty with brains Urvashi Rautela has done it again!
26 Feb 2020
'Sheer Qorma' trailer: Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta's tale of acceptance
Days after the release of Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, one of mainstream Bollywood's first movies to portray homosexual romance, the trailer of Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker-starrer Sheer Qorma is out.
19 Feb 2020
Javed Akhtar threatened Kangana, said 'apologize' to Hrithik: Rangoli Chandel
In her latest attack, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has claimed that poet/lyricist Javed Akhtar once threatened Kangana Ranaut and asked her to apologize to fellow actor Hrithik Roshan, who the actress infamously had a spat with.
04 Feb 2020
Badshah meets with a road accident in Punjab; escapes unhurt
Popular rapper and singer Badshah (real name: Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia) has met with a road accident in Ludhiana (Punjab), according to reports.
20 Jan 2020
Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is currently admitted in the ICU at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, is under sedation but coherent and talking normally, shared film producer Boney Kapoor, who visited her at the hospital.
19 Jan 2020
Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery
The news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi getting critically injured in a major road accident on Saturday afternoon has sent a shockwave throughout the country.
19 Jan 2020
FIR lodged against Shabana Azmi's driver for rash driving
A police complaint has been filed against veteran actress Shabana Azmi's driver after the car that the two were traveling in met with a major accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday afternoon.
18 Jan 2020
Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
In a tragic incident, veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Saturday met with a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Shabana (69) has reportedly sustained critical injuries.
15 Jan 2020
Once lost a role for being "too fair": Divya Dutta
National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta is one of the most talented and versatile actresses working today in Bollywood.
06 Jan 2020
Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?
Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
18 Nov 2019
Manish Malhotra's father passes away; Bollywood celebrities pay last respects
Karan Johar, Boney Kapoor, and Shabana Azmi were among several Bollywood personalities who arrived at renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra's residence in Mumbai this morning, to attend the last rites of his father.
07 Aug 2019
#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away yesterday night in AIIMS, Delhi, due to a heart attack. She was 67.
06 Aug 2019
Shabana on joining 'Halo': It can't get bigger than this
Shabana Azmi has been roped in for the highly-anticipated Showtime web-series Halo, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
24 May 2019
Kashyap claims PM's follower threatened daughter, shares screenshot
Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is worried for his daughter after she received rape threats from someone who claimed to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's follower.
23 May 2019
Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.
26 Apr 2019
Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP
On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.
18 Feb 2019
Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists
In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.
13 Feb 2019
Shabana Azmi down with swine flu, gets hospitalized
National-award winning actress Shabana Azmi has been diagnosed with swine flu recently.
15 Oct 2018
#MeToo: Kangana Ranaut slams Shabana Azmi, KJo for their silence
Bollywood's #MeToo is now a burning issue, and actress Kangana Ranaut has been pretty vocal about it.
30 Sep 2018
Rishi Kapoor flies to US for medical treatment
In a cryptic tweet on Saturday, Rishi Kapoor wrote he was traveling to the US for treatment as the 45+ years in the industry were tiring.
18 Sep 2018
Dear Shabana, thank you for being my feminist teacher
As you turn 68 today, I can mention 68 (or even more) reasons why I love you. But these reasons are not because you're a star.
15 Aug 2018
Beyond Lagaan, RDB: Watch these 5 movies on Independence Day
It's been 72 years since we got Independence from the oppressing British Raj. Today is the perfect day to remember the heroes who made this possible and watch patriotic movies.
02 Aug 2018
Don't charge acting fee, have share in profits: Aamir Khan
Superstars are often accused of charging exorbitant money for working in a movie, but Aamir Khan says he has a different model.
20 Apr 2018
Ranbir, Deepika steal the show at Mijwan Fashion Show 2018
Be it in movies, interviews, or events, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone never cease to amaze the audience with their chemistry.
04 Apr 2018
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone are reuniting for this project
Last seen together in Imtiaz Ali's 'Tamasha' in 2015, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will be reuniting once again.
19 Mar 2018
Karan Johar celebrates mother Hiroo Johar's birthday with Kajol
The 75th birthday of filmmaker Karan Johar's mother Hiroo turned out to be a memorable affair as Karan Johar and Kajol, who had a fallout in 2016, happily posed for pictures together.
13 Mar 2018
Shabana Azmi dubs Oscars red carpet culture as 'huge pity'
Shabana Azmi is visibly offended by the Oscars for endorsing unrealistic standards of beauty.