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Family members

Father Kaifi Azmi
Mother Shaukat Azmi
Husband Javed Akhtar
Children N/A
Brother Baba Azmi
Sister Farah Naaz, Tabu
Sister in law Tanvi Azmi

Short biography

Shabana Azmi was born into a Muslim family on 18th September 1950 in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State. She attended Queen Mary School, in Mumbai. She holds bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. After completion of her formal education she joined Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Her film debut was in 1974 through Ankur opposite Anant Nag, movie was a big commercial hit and Shabana earned her first National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film. She consecutively earned three National awards from 1983 to 1985 for Arth, Khandhar and Paar. Since her debut she appeared in more than 120 Bollywood and Bengali films. She made her television entry in 2013 through Hindi serial “24” aired on Colors channel.

Shabana Azmi family members’ names and photos

Husband and children

She is married to celebrated scriptwriter, lyricist, poet Javed Akhtar since 9th Dec 1984. The couple has no children. Javed Akhtar was earlier married to Bollywood writer Honey Irani.

Shabana Azmi husband Javed Akhtar

Parents

She was born to Kaifi Azmi, a poet and Shaukat Azmi, an actress. Her parents were active members of Communist Party of India.

Shabana Azmi parents father Kaifi Azmi Shabana Azmi parents mother Shaukat Azmi

Brother

She has a brother named Baba Azmi, a cinematographer.

Shabana Azmi brother Baba Azmi

Nieces

Bollywood actresses Farah Naaz and Tabu are her nieces.

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Tabu
Shabana Azmi Niece Farah Naaz
Farah Naaz

Sister in law

Television actress Tanvi Azmi is married to Shabana Azmi’s brother Baba Azmi.

Shabana Azmi Sister in law Tanvi Azmi

Young age picture

Shabana Azmi young age picture

Wedding photos

Shabana Azmi Wedding photo