Shabana Azmi -Multitalented Woman
It’s Shabana Azmi’s 70th birthday on 18th September, 2020. Shabana Azmi-mostly known as a Bollywood actress.
She is the daughter of famous Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi and stage actress Shaukat Azmi, and wife of poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. Still we know her by her own name, by her own work and by Shabana Azmi only.
I thought to check more about her and what I came to know is she isn’t just an actress but here are some other personality traits that we may not be aware of. Let us know more about her.
She is among the actresses who proved themselves in the industry because of their talent. Simple, beautiful, talented Shabana is known as one of the finest actresses in India.
She won the National Award for her very first film Ankur in 1974.
She is the five times winner of National film awards for best actress.
In 1988 she was awarded with the Padma Shri Award(fourth highest civilian award) by the Government of India
Shabana Azmi is the president of Mijwan Welfare Organisation which works for the marginalized sections of the society. MWO is an NGO founded by her father Kaifi Azmi in 1993.
She is also known for being a social activist. In 2014, Shabana was arrested for a protest she held against Mumbai municipal corporation’s move to demolish slums of the poor in the city.
In 1998 she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA).
In appreciation of her works, the President of India gave her a nominated membership of the Rajya Sabha,
I have mentioned only some of her achievements here whereas there are so many other awards, honours in her bouquet. I salute the Azmi for being a woman to be an ideal for many others.