Top songs of Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is a very famous actress in the bollywood who was born on 18th September, 1950 at New Delhi. She is a social activist as well as an actress. She was born in a muslim family of Kaifi Azmi, her father who was a renowned Indian poet and writer of Urdu and Shaukat Azmi who was a well known stage actress. She has a brother named Baba Azmi who is a cinematographer. She was married on 9th December, 1984 to Javed Akhtar who is a famed lyricist, poet and Bollywood scriptwrite. It was Akhtar’s second marriage, the first being with the Bollywood scriptwriter, Honey Irani. She is grown in a family where her home was always full of people and activities and this helps in developing the social and human values in her.

Hit songs of Shabana Azmi are listed below:

1. Aao Tumhe Pyaar Karen - Itihaas
2. Akela Chal Re Ho Fakira - Fakeera
3. Ambar Ki Ek Paak - Kadambari
4. Bheega Bheega Mausam - Suraag
5. Chaand Churaake Laaya - Devta
6. Dekh Lo Aaj Hamko - Bazaar
7. Do Naina Aur Ek Kahaani - Masoom
8. Gokul Ki Galiyon Ka - Raste Pyar Ke
9. Ham Donon Ka Mel - Vishwasghaat
10. Mhaaro Gaao Kathiapaare - Manthan

Shabana Azmi completed her graduation in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She then pursue her education in the field of acting at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from Pune and topped in the list of successful candidates of 1972. She made her debut in the year 1972 with the movie Ankur which was directed by Shyam Benegal and released in the same year. She also won the natioal award for this movie. Her role in the movie was appreciated by the critics. Some of her noted films include Nishant (1975), Junoon (1978), Susman (1986) and Antarnaad (1992) which was directed by Shyam Benegal and Shatranj Ke Khiladi directed by Satyajit Ray. She won the national award consecutively for three years, 1983, 1984 and 1985 for the movies Arth, Khandhar and Paar.

She has acted in bollywood and parallel cinema in more than hundred movies. Most of her movies were able to attract the attention in the international arena. She acted in the movie Godmother in 1999 for which she was awarded another national award which makes her tally to five national awards. She acted in some recent movies such as Sorry Bhai in 2008 where she played the role of Mother Gayatri. Her movie Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. was also a hit movie where she acted as Nahid. Her acting has been taken like real depiction of the roles played by her. She has also appeared in a number of foreign films such as John Schlesinger’s Madame Sousatzka, Nicholas Klotz’s Bengali Night, Roland Joffe’s City of Joy, Channel 4’s Immaculate Conception, Blake Edwards’ Son of the Pink Panther, and Ismail Merchant’s In Custody.


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