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Shabana Azmi
The award-winning Indian actress talks about the inspiration for her social and political activism.
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 13:22

The daughter of one of India's best-known poets, Shabana Azmi is an award-winning actress on film, television and in theatre. 

Her acting career of more than 30 years has been filled with purposeful roles, as she constantly strives to encourage values such as religious tolerance and gender equity within society. 

From her first role in Ankur (1974) to Fire (1996), her performances have earned her several awards and international recognitions, including a record five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress.

Shabana Azmi is also a committed social advocate, philanthropist, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador - finding creative ways to leverage her star power for HIV/AIDS education and the rights of women.

This episode of One on One airs from Saturday, April 23, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.

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Al Jazeera
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