Shabana Azmi Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Shabana Azmi

Full NameShabana Kaifi Azmi
Profession(s)Actress, Social Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 6"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 September 1950 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)73 Years
Birth PlaceHyderabad, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolQueen Mary School, Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationDegree in Psychology
DebutFilm- Ankur (1974)
FamilyFather- Late Kaifi Azmi (Poet)
Mother- Shaukat Azmi (Stage Actress)
Sister- N/A
Brother- Baba Azmi (Cinematographer)
Shabana Azmi with parents Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi   Shabana Azmi with brother Baba Azmi
Address702, Sagar Samrat, Greenfields, Juhu, Mumbai, India
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Reading
Controversies• Her shaved head and kissing scene with Nandita Das in the movie Fire.
• Kissed on cheek by Nelson Mandela on his visit to India in 1993 arised controversy.
• Had a social networking war with the makers of I Don’t Luv You because of the words of song Ishq ki maa ki.
• Critized remarks by Naseeruddin Shah after he called Farhan Akhtar's performance 'fake' in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodHyderabadi Biryani
Favourite Actor(s)Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand
Favourite ActressesMadhubala, Nargis
Favourite FilmMughal-e-Azam
Favourite Colour(s)Red, Blue, Black
Favourite Destination New York and London
Favourite BookChokher Bali
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsShekhar Kapur (Filmmaker)
Shabana Azmi with Shekhar Kapur
Javed Akhtar (Writer)
Husband/SpouseJaved Akhtar (m. 1984-present)
Shabana Azmi with husband Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shabana Azmi

  • Does Shabana Azmi smoke?: No
  • Does Shabana Azmi drink alcohol?: No
  • She acted in more than 100 films and has won 5  National Award and 4 Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
  • Bollywood actresses Tabu and Farah Naaz are her nieces.
  • She has been an pro-active socialist and supported slum dwellers, displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants and victims of the earthquake at Latur, Maharashtra.
  • She did a 4 day long march for communal harmony from New Delhi to Meerut in 1989.
  • She was privileged with the Honorary Doctorate in Art by Chancellor of the University Brandan Foster by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire.
  • On 28 January 2024, she won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ at the 69th Filmfare Awards, which was held at the GIFT City in Gujarat.