All these years later, Shabana Azmi continues to be an inspiration to many.
Shabana Azmi is one of the best actresses in Hindi cinema. She has always left viewers impressed with her talent, acting, and graceful portrayal of characters. All these years later, she continues to be an inspiration to many. Shabana Azmi celebrates her birthday on September 18. Let’s review some of his best work to date.
1) Ankur (1974)
Shabana Azmi first appeared on the big screen in Shyam Benegal’s film “Ankur”. Let’s admit that her acting talent in the film is commendable. She played Lakshmi, the wife of a deaf-mute man, and made everyone take notice.
This film starred Shabana Azmi opposite another brilliant actor, Naseeruddin Shah. Fans totally fell in love with their beautiful love story. The touching chemistry has made them one of the best on-screen couples in cinema.
We have always appreciated Shabana Azmi for her choice of roles. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the actress has done a lot to change the narrative around female characters as we usually see in Hindi cinema. She was seen playing a betrayed wife who is deeply hurt because of her unfaithful husband in the movie “Arth”. Instead of just crying and sulking over what happened, it was her journey to find her own identity that left everyone in awe.
This makes it one of the most unforgettable roles played by Shabana Azmi. ‘Mandi’ gives us a glimpse into the lives and struggles of prostitutes. Shabana as Rukmini Bai and Smita Patil as Zeenat brilliantly bring their characters to life on the big screen.
True actors are never shy about giving their best, no matter the wide range of roles thrown at them. Shabana Azmi appeared as a creepy witch who pursues children in this comedy horror film.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)