Shabana Azmi: News

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).

06 Jun 2023


Shekhar Kapur to direct 'Masoom' sequel: Report

Shekhar Kapur is one of the most adept filmmakers from India who has had a global appeal. Over decades, the master of the craft has produced stellar work on celluloid.

25 May 2023


Meet Ranveer-Alia's #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani families; makers release new posters

Karan Johar, the quintessential over-the-top filmmaker known for mounting big-budget extravagant films is back into directing after seven long years.

18 May 2023


Karan Johar to unveil new glimpse of 'RRKPK'; details inside

Karan Johar is a genre in himself! He is known for mounting big-budget over-the-top films and is returning to direction after seven long years. Fans are waiting for his upcoming directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani which is slated for July 28 release.

08 May 2023

Bollywood Films

'The Kerala Story': Shabana Azmi terms ban demands as 'wrong'

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen's latest release, The Kerala Story, has been in the midst of controversies.

08 Mar 2023

Smita Patil

International Women's Day 2023: Revisiting classic Hindi feminist, women-oriented films

In its glorious history spanning over a century, Hindi cinema has tackled every issue one can think of.

02 Feb 2023

Karan Johar

'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' gets new release date!

"Tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh."

18 Sep 2022

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Shabana Azmi: Looking at actor's notable recent roles

A trailblazing figure of the Indian New Wave cinema, five-time National Film Award-winning actor Shabana Azmi has anchored several stellar films over the years.

15 Jun 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

'Ghoomer': Seen first look of Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher yet?

Actor Saiyami Kher shared the first look of her upcoming film Ghoomer on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2022

Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi contracts COVID-19; Boney Kapoor leaves quirky comment

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi took to her social media handles late on Monday to announce that she has tested positive for the dangerous COVID-19.

18 Sep 2021


Looking at roles that earned Shabana Azmi her National Awards

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi turned 71 today.

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

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

Nikkhil Advani

'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.

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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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

Javed Akhtar

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.

18 Nov 2019

Karan Johar

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.

06 Aug 2019

Steven Spielberg

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.

26 Apr 2019

Kanhaiya Kumar

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.

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

Kangana Ranaut

#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.

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.

20 Apr 2018

Deepika Padukone

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

Deepika Padukone

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.

05 Dec 2017

Deepika Padukone

Kangana Ranaut refuses to sign petition for Deepika Padukone

The death threats issued to Deepika Padukone had caused outrage among many Bollywood celebrities. While some have gone out their way to support Deepika, some just didn't bother.

09 Jan 2017


Roll-out of largest public WiFi

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the launch of the largest public WiFi service in Mumbai earlier today: there will be 500 WiFi live hotspots across the city.