Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress and social activist. The daughter of poet Kaifi Azmi, Azmi made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Parallel Cinema. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Azmi’s performances have earned five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress and several international honours. In 1988, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.