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Shabana Azmi


One of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, Shabana Azmi (alongside the late Smita Patil) was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called "Parallel Cinema" in India in the 1970s and 1980s. Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and theatre actress Shaukat Azmi, Shabana has ... See full bio »
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Known For

Neerja
Neerja Rama Bhanot
(2016)
Masoom
Masoom Indu D. Malhotra
(1983)
Makdee
Makdee Makdee
(2002)
Arth
Arth Pooja
(1982)

Filmography

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  Idgah (post-production)
Ameena
 2017 The Wishing Tree
The Gypsy Woman
 2017 Sonata
Dolon
 2017 Signature Move
Parveen
 2017 The Black Prince
Rani Jindan
 2016 Neerja
Rama Bhanot
 2016/I Chalk N Duster
Vidya
 2015/I Bubbles (Short)
Nani (Grandma)
 2015 Capital (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Kamal
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Mrs. Kamal
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Mrs. Kamal
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Mrs. Kamal
 2015 Jazbaa
Garima Chaudhary
 2014 Na Upaaya Se Kahin Behtar Hai Saavdhaani (Video short)
Doctor
 2012 Midnight's Children
Naseem
 2011 Prevention Is Better Than No Cure (Video short)
Doctor (voice)
 2011 Love Breakups Zindagi
Mrs. Kapoor
 2011 A Decent Arrangement
Preeti Mehta
 2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife
Mrs. Sethi
 2008 Sorry Bhai!
Gayatri N. Mathur
 2007 Dus Kahaniyaan
Hindu woman (segment "Rice Plate")
 2007/II Positive (Short)
Mrs. Soni
 2007 Loins of Punjab Presents
Rrita Kapoor
 2006 Banglatown Banquet (TV Movie)
Sofia
 2006 Sanaa (Short)
 2005 15 Park Avenue
Anu
 2005 Waterborne
Heera Bhatti
 2004 Morning Raga
Swarnlatha
 2003 Tehzeeb
Rukhsana Jamal
 2002 Makdee
Makdee
 2001 Daughters of This Century
Kadambini
 2001 Meghla Akash
Professor Mustari
 2000 Hari-Bhari
Ghazala
 2000 Gaja Gamini
Premchand's Nirmala
 1999 Godmother
Rambhi
 1998 Bada Din
Lilian
 1998 Earth
Older Lenny (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Side Streets
Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj
 1997 Saaz
Bansidhar (Bansi) Vrundavan
 1997 The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand
Chandravati
 1996 Fire
Radha
 1994 In Custody
Imtiaz Begum
 1993 Patang
Jitni
 1992 Dharavi
Kumud
 1992 Immaculate Conception
Samira
 1992 City of Joy
Kamla H. Pal
 1992 Adharm
Mamta Verma
 1991 Antarnaad
 1991 Fateh
 1991 Jhoothi Shaan
Krishna
 1990 Disha
Hansa P. Sarpat
 1990 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah
Advocate Sharda Singh
 1990 Amba
Amba Bhanupratap Singh
 1989 Picnic (TV Movie)
Mother
 1989 Main Azaad Hoon
Subhashni Saigal
 1989 Sati
Uma
 1989 Ek Din Achanak
Neeta
 1989 Oonch Neech Beech
Tulsi
 1989 Rakhwala
Kiran
 1988 Libaas
Seema
 1988 Pestonjee
Jeroo
 1988 La nuit Bengali
Indira Sen
 1988 Madame Sousatzka
Sushila Sen
 1988 Mardon Wali Baat
Seema
 1987 Susman
Gauramma
 1987 Itihaas
Sunaina
 1987 Mr. X
 1986 Congregation
Anjuman
 1986 Ek Pal
Priyam
 1986 Samay Ki Dhaara
Madhvi A. Verma / Madhvi V. Kapoor
 1986 Nasihat
 1986 Genesis
The woman
 1986 Shart
Kiran Dutt
 1985 Khamosh
Shabana Azmi
 1985 Rahi Badal Gaye
Bhavna
 1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam
Mary (scene from "Devta") (uncredited)
 1984 Hum Rahe Na Hum
Mohini P. Sahani
 1984 Kaamyaab
 1984 Kamla
Sarita Jadhav
 1984 Bhavna
Bhavna Saxena
 1984 Gangvaa
 1984 Paar
Rama
 1984 Ram Tera Desh
Advocate Ratna Pathak
 1984 Khandhar
Jamini
 1984 Lorie
Geeta Malhotra
 1984 Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
Sushma
 1983 Mandi
Rukmini Bai
 1983 Masoom
Indu D. Malhotra
 1983 Doosri Dulhan
 1983 Sweekar Kiya Maine
Gopika Sharma / Gopika K. Shukla
 1983 Avtaar
Radha Krishen
 1982 Namkeen
Mitthu
 1982 Yeh Nazdeekiyan
Shobna
 1982 Arth
Pooja
 1982 Ashanti
Kamini
 1982 Suraag
Sunita
 1981 Sameera
 1981 Shama
Shama Y. Khan
 1981 Ek Hi Bhool
Meenakshi Verma (Guest Appearance)
 1980 Yeh Kaisa Insaf?
Madhu R. Nath
 1980 Jwalamukhi
Kiran
 1980 Hum Paanch
Sundariya
 1980 Ek Baar Kaho
Aarti Mathur
 1980 Apne Paraye
Sheila
 1980 Thodisi Bewafaii
Nima Choudhary
 1980 Sparsh
Kavita
 1979 Amar Deep
Radha
 1979 Bagula Bhagat
 1979 Jeena Yahan
Lekha
 1979 Chor Sipahee
Priya
 1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang
Roma
 1979 Junoon
Firdaus (Javed's wife)
 1978 Atithee
Leela M. Kumar / Julie
 1978 Khoon Ki Pukaar
Shano
 1978 Swarg Narak
Geeta
 1978 Toote Khilone
 1978 Devata
Mary
 1978 Kissaa Kursee Kaa
Janta
 1977 Adha Din Adhi Raat
Radha / Babli
 1977 Ek Hi Raasta
 1977 Kanneshwara Rama (Short)
 1977 Karm
Neelam Kumar
 1977 Swami
Saudamini 'Mini'
 1977 Vishwasghaat
Seema
 1977 Parvarish
Shabu
 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
Laxmi
 1977 Khel Khilari Ka
Rachna
 1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari
Khurshid, Mirza's wife
 1976 Kadambari
Chetna
 1976 Shaque
Meena Joshi
 1976 Fakira
Neeta / Geeta
 1975 Nishant
Sushila
 1974 Faslah
Asha Premchand
 1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq
Pammy
 1974 Parinay
 1974 Ankur: The Seedling
Laxmi
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She acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "House + Garden;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Ken Campbell's play, "History of the ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shabana Asmi
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To speak in Parliament you really need to do your homework, otherwise you can be torn to shreds. See more »

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Had a brother named Khayyam. He passed away when he was 1 year old. See more »

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