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).

Looking at roles that earned Shabana Azmi her National Awards

18 Sep 2021

Looking at roles that earned Shabana Azmi her National Awards

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi turned 71 today.

'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani': Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh's first looks revealed

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.

Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary

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.

Kunal Kapoor announces biopic on India's winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan

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.

'The Empire': Complete round up of this upcoming magnum opus

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.

Swara Bhasker's 'Sheer Qorma' heading to Indian Film Festival Stuttgart

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.

'Kaali Khuhi' review: Shabana Azmi can't save this unbearable movie

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.

Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

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.

Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here

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.

Top five movies of birthday girl, Neetu Kapoor

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.

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

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.

'I For India' raises Rs. 3.5 crore for COVID-19 relief

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.

Rishi Kapoor: 10 memorable movies you can stream right away

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.

At it again! Urvashi Rautela copy-pastes writer's tweet on 'Parasite'

01 Apr 2020

At it again! Urvashi Rautela copy-pastes writer's tweet on 'Parasite'

Beauty with brains Urvashi Rautela has done it again!

'Sheer Qorma' trailer: Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta's tale of acceptance

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.

Javed Akhtar threatened Kangana, said 'apologize' to Hrithik: Rangoli Chandel

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.

Badshah meets with a road accident in Punjab; escapes unhurt

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.

Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor

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.

Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

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.

FIR lodged against Shabana Azmi's driver for rash driving

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.

Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

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.

Once lost a role for being "too fair": Divya Dutta

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.

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

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.

Manish Malhotra's father passes away; Bollywood celebrities pay last respects

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.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

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.

Shabana on joining 'Halo': It can't get bigger than this

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.

Kashyap claims PM's follower threatened daughter, shares screenshot

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.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

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.

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

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.

Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

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.

Shabana Azmi down with swine flu, gets hospitalized

13 Feb 2019

Shabana Azmi down with swine flu, gets hospitalized

National-award winning actress Shabana Azmi has been diagnosed with swine flu recently.

#MeToo: Kangana Ranaut slams Shabana Azmi, KJo for their silence

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.

Rishi Kapoor flies to US for medical treatment

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.

Dear Shabana, thank you for being my feminist teacher

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.

Beyond Lagaan, RDB: Watch these 5 movies on Independence Day

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.

Don't charge acting fee, have share in profits: Aamir Khan

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.

Ranbir, Deepika steal the show at Mijwan Fashion Show 2018

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.

Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone are reuniting for this project

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.

Karan Johar celebrates mother Hiroo Johar's birthday with Kajol

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.

Shabana Azmi dubs Oscars red carpet culture as 'huge pity'

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.