Happy Birthday Shabana Azmi: Rare Photos Of The Actress That Are Pure Gem!

Madhuri V

It won't be wrong to call her a 'Perfectionist'. We are talking about Shabana Azmi who turns a year older today. With her craft of acting and passion for cinema, the veteran actress has been entertaining us on the big screen with her wide range of performances for years now. Touted to be one of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, she proved her acting mettle in mainstream, commercial cinema as while with films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish, Fakira and others.

Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and theatre actress Shaukat Azmi, she made her acting debut with Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Ankur' and since then the actress has been enthralling us with her power-packed performances.

On Shabana Azmi's 68th birthday, we bring you some rare glimpses from her life which are pure gold! Check out the pictures right away here-

Look At Her Swag!

Who thought back then that this girl would grow up to become one of the most versatile actresses in Indian cinema!

A Proud Winner

This picture dates back to the time when Shabana received a gold metal for 'Best Student In Acting' at FTII, Pune.

Time Flies & How!

A candid picture of Shabana Azmi with her hubby Javed Akhtar during their younger days. "It was a discovery, and rediscovery, of my roots. That's where the attraction came from. Javed was married and we tried to break off several times. Finally, he got a divorce and we were married on December 9, 1984," the actress was quoted as saying in one of her earlier interviews.

Caught In The Act

Shabana Azmi clicked on the sets of one of her films.

On The Sets Of Mandi

Touted to be one of Shabana Azmi's best performances, the picture features her and her co-star Smita Patil caught unawares.

This Is Such An Adorable Click!

That's Rekha planting a quick peck on Shabana Azmi's cheek after the latter bagged a Filmfare Award.

Just 'Wow!

So many acting stalwarts in one frame! Can you guess their names?

The Magnificent Trio

Three beauties in one frame- Shabana Azmi, Simi Garewal and Zeenat Aman! This picture from one of the photoshoots is giving us major nostalgia bytes.

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