The Actor With A Trailblazing Voice
Shabana Azmi is a revered film and theatre actor, activist and political figure. Her outstanding performance in Indian cinema has earned her several national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country. Besides her cinematic accolades, Azmi is an outspoken social activist and has championed several important causes, including women’s rights, AIDS awareness and minority rights. She is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund. She is also a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, for which she was nominated by the President in appreciation of her work.
Shabana Azmi’s 2020 Power Move
During the lockdown, Azmi teamed up with the NGO ActionAid to extend relief measures to low-income families severely impacted by the pandemic. In partnership with the NGO, she helped provide over 10 lakh people spread out across 21 states with dry ration, cooked food and sanitation material. She also took advantage of her large social media following to spread awareness about the pandemic, and to urge her followers to pledge support to those in need.
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