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Shabana Azmi Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 18, 2018

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Short Biography

Shabana Azmi was born on 18-09-1950 in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, India. She is an Indian Film Actress, Television Actress, Theatre Actress & Activist who known for her work in Bollywood industry.

Other Name: Shabana Kaifi Azmi, Shabana Akhtar
Other Professions: Television Actress Theatre Actress Activist
Appearance: Bollywood

Shabana Azmi Complete Bio & Career

Shabana Azmi was born into a family of artists. Shabana Azmi started her acting career with Shyam Benegal’s much-acclaimed film titled Ankur. Her performance was highly praised and her performance also won her the Best Actress National Award. In her illustrious career, she has mostly done realistic roles. She was often compared with her counterpart Smitha Patil. In those days both of them used to compete for the same roles and Smitha-Shabana rivalry was the most followed entertainment news then. They both worked together as well in the much acclaimed Hindi film Arth in the year 1982.
She created a lot of headlines for her work in Deepa Mehta’s controversial film Fire. She worked in various off-beat movies. She though worked in various commercially successful films as well like Devta, Fakira, Masoom and Amar Akbar Anthony among others. She to date has worked in some 120 Hindi and Bengali films. She has also performed in many foreign films as well. She holds a unique record of winning 5 National Awards under the category of Best Actress.
In addition to an actress, she is also a renowned activist as well. Off-screen, she keeps herself busy by participating in various awareness programs like Child Support and AIDS. Besides various Indian awards, she has also won herself various foreign awards too. She has been felicitated with a Doctorate degree by various Indian as well as foreign Universities as well.

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Shabana Azmi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Shaukat Kaifi and Kaifi Azmi. She is married to noted writer Javed Akhtar since 1984. The couple is blessed with a son named Farhan Akhtar who is renowned Bollywood personality and a daughter named Zoya Akhtar who is also a noted filmmaker in Bollywood. Actress Tabu and choreographer Farah Khan is her niece. Sajid Khan is her nephew.

Life's Important Dates Of Shabana Azmi

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 27
Hip Size 35
Body Figure 34-27-35
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hyderabad, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address 702, Sagar Samrat, Greenfields, Juhu, Mumbai, India
School Queen Mary School, Mumbai
College St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Qualification Degree in Psychology
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music, Watching Movies and Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Ankur (1974)
Best Movies Faslah (1974)
Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974)
Fakira (1976)
Nishant (1976)
Adha Din Adhi Raat (1977) among others
Net Worth $24 Million


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Actress Nargis Dutt , Madhubala
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Dev Anand , Shashi Kapoor
Favorite Film Director Mani Ratnam
Favorite Movie Mughal-e-Azam
Favorite Place Goa, Peaceful Places
Favorite Food Hyderabadi biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shabana Azmi

  • After a remark by actor Rajesh Khanna on her looks the two never worked together until Karm in 1977.
  • Shabana holds a Psychology degree from the famous ST. Xavier's College in Mumbai.
  • She was an alumnus of FTII (Film & Television Institute of India) Pune.

Shabana Azmi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

73 years, 8months, 27 days old age Shabana Azmi will turn 74 on 18 September, 2024. Only 3 months, 3 days, 8 hours,33 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Shabana Azmi has celebrated the total number of 74 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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