Mumbai: Famous Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi turned 73 today. Born on 18 September 1950, Shabana Azmi’s father Kaifi Azmi was a famous poet and lyricist while mother Shaukat Azmi was a well-known theater actress. Shabana completed her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Delhi and after that she enrolled in Pune Film Institute. Got it. After receiving acting training in Pune, she came to Mumbai in 1973 to become an actress. Here he met producer-director Khawaja Ahmed Abbas, who offered him to work in his film Faasle. Even before this film could be completed, his film Ankur was released.
The film Ankur, directed by Shyam Benegal and released in 1974, was based on a true incident from Hyderabad. In this film, Shabana Azmi played the role of a rural girl named Lakshmi, who falls in love with a college student from the city. During the making of the film, Shyam Benegal narrated his story to many actresses, but all of them refused to work in the film. In the initial phase of her career, such a character could have been a risky task for any actress but Shabana Azmi took it as a challenge and with her solid acting, she won the hearts of the critics as well as the audience and made the film a superhit. Gave. She was awarded the National Award for Best Actress for her strong performance in this film.
In the year 1975, Shabana Azmi got a chance to work with Shyam Benegal again in his film Nishant. The year 1977 proved to be an important milestone in Shabana Azmi’s cine career. This year he got a chance to work in great filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s film Shatranj Ke Khiladi. She was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her excellent performance in the film Swami. Meanwhile, Shabana Azmi also turned her attention towards commercial cinema. During this time, he got the opportunity to work with Vinod Khanna in films like Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony, the success of which also established him in commercial cinema.