Veteran actress Shabana Azmi turned 67 on Monday. Bollywood celebrities took to social media to wish the actor.
Shabana, daughter of poet Kaifi Azmi and stage actress Shaukat Azmi, made her film debut in 1974 with Ankur and soon became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema. She has won five National Film Awards for Best Actress and several international honours. She was also lauded with a Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
Some of her known works include Arth, Khandhar, Paar, Mandi, Fire, Nishant, Masoom, Junoon, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai, Amar Akbar Anthony, Neerja and Chalk and Duster.
Here’s what the celebs have tweeted:
Shekhar Kapur: Happy Birthday to one of the best actors I have had the joy of working with, Shabana Azmi. ‘Masoom’.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 18, 2017
Anil Kapoor: Friendship of over 30 years! How time flies! Shabana Azmi happy birthday! May you always keep me on my toes!
Friendship of over 30 years! How time flies! @AzmiShabana happy birthday! May you always keep me on my toes! ?
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 18, 2017
Hrithik Roshan: Dear Shabana aunty, a very happy birthday to you. I wish you so much love. Have a wonderful year. Shabana Azmi.
Dear shabana aunty ,a very happy birthday to you . I wish you so much love. Have a wonderful year . @AzmiShabana
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) September 18, 2017
Sonam Kapoor: Wishing you the most amazing year ahead Aunty! Lots and lots of love Shabana Azmi.
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 18, 2017
Huma Qureshi: Lots of love hugs and pyaar (love) always. Shabana Azmi, you are an inspiration.
Lots of love hugs and pyaar always .. @AzmiShabana You are an inspiration ❤❤
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 18, 2017
Divya Dutta: And some people hold a very special place in your heart… you’ve always been truly special Shabana Azmi! Happy birthday. Lots of love.
And some people hold a very special place in your heart… you ve always been truly special @AzmiShabana !! Happy bday. Lots of love
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) September 18, 2017