She is a powerhouse actor, las lived life on her own terms and has been a very active in taking up social issues. Well we are talking about Shabana Azmi, who turns sixty four today (September 18, 2014).
Co-incidentally Shabana Azmi is busy rehearsing for her play titled Happy Birthday Sunita today.
Happy Birthday Sunita opens in London on September 19, 2014 and Shabana Azmi would be in the technical rehearsals till about 10:00 pm. What’s special is the fact that Javed Akhtar is with her and would be attending the premiere of the play.
It’s been an incredible forty year journey in the film industry for Shabana Azmi. She stood against all odds and has carved a nichie for herself. Besides Smita Patel, it was Shabana Azmi who managed to be a part of both commercial as well as parallel cinema.
“My mother was superstitious about celebrating our birthdays because she lost her firstborn a week before his first birthday, for which she had made grand preparations. So childhood memories are mostly distributing two sweets each to my classmates and the thrill of wearing beautiful clothes to school instead of the boring uniform.” stated Shabana Azmi when asked about what birthdays meant to her when she was a child.
As far as films go, well it was Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth that remains a milestone in her career though post that she went on to do many more films and win many more awards. A versatile personality in its true sense, Shabana Azmi is true performer and a multitalented human. Her unique way of performing every role is one of the most celebrated arrays of the Indian film industry.
Astute, articulate and an awe-inspiring chameleon in front of the camera, the actress has emerged one of the most influential icons of Hindi cinema.
Shabana Azmi stands tall in that enviable league where age has not taken away her charisma and she continues to woo the audience with her charm with the same intensity as she did four decades ago.
Here’s wishing her a great year ahead!!
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