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Shabana Azmi Biography, Wiki, Family, Children, Net worth

Shabana Azmi biography

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Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood films, television, and theater. She has appeared in more than 120 Hindi and Bengali films and has also acted in several international films.

Shabana Azmi With Husband Javed Akhtar
Shabana Azmi With Husband Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi biography

Shabana Azmi was born on 18 September 1950. She is the daughter of the famous poet Kaifi Azmi and theater actress Shaukat Azmi. Shabana Aaji has also been awarded the National Film Award. She has received 5 Filmfare Awards so far.

She has also been awarded the title of ‘Women in Cinema‘ at the 1988 International Film Festival. Padma Shri, India’s fourth most prestigious civilian award has also been awarded.

Shabana Azmi was born in Hyderabad to a Muslim, Syed family. His house name was Munni. After graduating from Psychology, Shabana Azmi took a course from the Film and Television Institute of India.

Married Life

She married Javed Akhtar on 9 December 1984. Javed is a Bollywood screenwriter, poet, and lyricist. Shabana Azmi is Javed Akhtar’s second wife. He has a son Farhan Akhtar and daughter Zoya Akhtar from his first wife Honey Irani.

Shabana Azmi With Husband Javed And Step Daughter And Step Son Farhan And Zoya Akhtar

Shabana Azmi has also made her mark as a social worker. He is particularly active on issues related to children and AIDS. He participated in many plays against communalism.

Personal life

Shabana Azmi was all set to marry theater and film actor Benjamin Gilani, who was also engaged to him. But, unfortunately, both parted after rumors of her romance with Shekhar Kapoor. It was on the set of Ishq Ishq Ishq that they met, and what started as a friendship turned into something else. Although they split up, Shabana agreed to lead a play in Shekhar Kapoor’s debut feature film Masoom.

Azmi’s parents had great doubts about this successful match, as it was Akhtar’s second marriage; Previously Honey Irani, who was also a modern writer in the Hindi film industry and with whom she had two children: Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. However, Akhtar and Azmi’s love was very strong and the affair lasted for six years until Honey Irani was divorced in 1984.

Early life

Who is a cinematographer in the Indian film industry? His parents were members of the Communist Party of India, and since childhood, he was always encouraged to participate in various intellectual discourses, thus shaping his beliefs and theories about society.

Shabana completed her schooling from the beloved Queen Mary College in Mumbai, after which she attended St. Xavier’s College, where she graduated in Psychology. She then pursued a course in acting from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Apart from being the sister-in-law of noted artist, Tanvi Azmi, Shabana Azmi is also the paternal aunt of Indian film actress Tabu and her sister Farah Naaz.


Television career

Shabana Azmi naturally made her debut on the small screen with the TV series Anupama, where she essayed a traditional woman who naturally wanted more freedom from society. Years later, she appeared in a cameo in Indian television drama 24, aired on Colors TV. Based on the American series of the same name, the successful show cast Anil Kapoor in the lead role.

Throughout her career, Shabana Azmi has been a part of several stage productions, such as M. s. Cathay’s White Horoscope (1980), and Feroz Abbas Khan’s Amrita. In 2014, she starred in the British production Happy Birthday Sunita, staged in Dubai, UK and India.

Quick Info

Full NameShabana Azmi
Nick NameCoco, Munni
Date of Birth18 September 1950 
Age69 Years old(As of 2020)
BirthplaceHyderabad, Hyderabad state, India
ProfessionActress, Social activist
Physical StatisticsDetails
HeightFeet & Inches: 5′ 6″.
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: -1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 65 Kg.
Pounds: 143 lbs.
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family, Parents. Siblings
ParentsFather-  Kaifi Azmi
Mother -Shaukat Kaifi
BrotherBaba Azmi
Personel life Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandJaved Akhtar 
SonFarhan Akhtar (Actor)
DaughterZoya Akhtar 
Education Qualification
SchoolQueen Mary School
Highest QualificationDegree in Psychology
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Film and Television Institute of India
Net Worth Details
Net Worth (Approx.)$100,000 – $1M

Awards and honors

  • Padma Shri from Government of India in 1988
  • Yash Bharti Award by Uttar Pradesh Government in 1988
  • Gandhi International Peace Prize in 2006 by Gandhi Foundation Ion, London
  • Awards Padma Bhushan   by the Government of India in 2012
  • Honorary Fellowship by National Indian Students Association UK.
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