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The Best Shabana Azmi Movies

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List of the best Shabana Azmi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Shabana Azmi's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Shabana Azmi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Shabana Azmi movies will be at the top of the list. Shabana Azmi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Shabana Azmi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Shabana Azmi films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Shabana Azmi role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Shabana Azmi performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List contains films like Bhavna and Khandhar.

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  • 1

    Earth

    Aamir Khan, Gulshan Grover
    73
    8

    Released1998

    Directed byDeepa Mehta

    Earth is a 1998 Indian period drama film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India,. Earth is the second installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded...  more
  • 2

    Thodisi Bewafaii

    Rajesh Khanna, Shreeram Lagoo
    63
    7

    Released1980

    Directed byEsmayeel Shroff

    Thodisi Bewafaii is a 1980 Hindi movie written and directed by Esmayeel Shroff. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Padmini Kohlapure. The music is by Khayyam....  more
  • 3

    Dus Kahaniyaan

    Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan
    48
    16

    Released2007

    Directed byHansal Mehta, Rohit Roy, Sanjay Gupta, Apoorva Lakhia, Meghna Gulzar

    Dus Kahaniyaan is a 2007 anthology Indian film comprising ten short films telling ten different stories which are directed by a host of six directors. Some of the stories have twisted ending and...  more
  • 4

    Umrao Jaan

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan
    40
    14

    Released2006

    Directed byJ. P. Dutta

    Umrao Jaan is a Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead roles. The film is directed by J. P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi,...  more
  • 5

    Om Shanti Om

    Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
    44
    18

    Released2007

    Directed byFarah Khan

    Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Indian romantic-thriller film directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Deepika Padukone in the lead roles while Arjun Rampal, Shreyas...  more
  • 6

    Karm

    Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526
    38
    13

    Released1977

    Directed byBaldev Raj Chopra

    Karm is a 1977 Hindi movie produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Vidya Sinha and Shabana Azmi. The music is by R. D. Burman.The film was successful at box office....  more
  • 7

    In Custody

    Om Puri, Shabana Azmi
    34
    12

    Released1993

    Directed byIsmail Merchant

    In Custody/Muhafiz is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions. It was directed by Ismail Merchant, with a screenplay by Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain. It is based upon Desai's 1984 Booker Prize...  more
  • 8

    The Seedling

    Shabana Azmi, Dalip Tahil
    26
    6

    Released1974

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Ankur is an Indian colour film of 1974. It was the first feature film directed by Shyam Benegal and the debut of Indian actors Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag. Anant Nag was introduced in Ankur by Shyam...  more
  • 9

    Mandi

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    35
    16

    Released1983

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Mandi is a 1983 Urdu movie starring Shabana Azmi. The film is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, and stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Based on a classic Urdu short...  more
  • 10

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife

    Sally Hawkins, Shabana Azmi
    28
    10

    Released2010

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife is a 2010 British comedy film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay centres on an Indian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter leads her into the...  more
  • 11

    Hum Paanch

    Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty
    22
    4

    Released1980

    Directed byBapu

    Hum Paanch is a 1980 Hindi language film directed by Bapu and produced by Boney Kapoor. The film features a huge all-star cast including Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Mithun Chakraborty, Nasiruddin...  more
  • 12

    Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

    Dia Mirza, Shabana Azmi
    30
    14

    Released2007

    Directed byReema Kagti

    Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a 2007 Bollywood comedy drama film. It is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani through Excel Entertainment and has marked the debut of Reema Kagti as a...  more
  • 13

    Parvarish

    Amitabh Bachchan, Kader Khan
    26
    10

    Released1977

    Directed byManno Desai

    Parvarish is a 1977 Hindi crime drama film directed by Manmohan Desai. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna as two brothers playing oneupmanship, because one brother believes he is...  more
  • 14

    Avtaar

    Sachin Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Khanna
    22
    6

    Released1983

    Directed byMohan Kumar

    Avtaar is a 1983 movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi. It was directed by Mohan Kumar, and the music was by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Rajesh Khanna did achieve success from Amardeep and Prem...  more
  • 15

    Amar Akbar Anthony

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor
    22
    6

    Released1977

    Directed byManno Desai

    Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood action comedy film with a lost and found theme, about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three homes, adopting three religions. They...  more
  • 16

    Side Streets

    Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Esposito
    22
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Gerber

    Side Streets is a 1998 Merchant Ivory film directed by Tony Gerber. The film features Valeria Golino, Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Miho Nikaido, Art Malik, Victor Argo, Rosario Dawson, and Jennifer...  more
  • 17

    Ek Din Achanak

    Shreeram Lagoo, Shabana Azmi
    19
    4

    Released1989

    Directed byMrinal Sen

    Ek Din Achanak is a 1989 art film directed by Mrinal Sen, based on a Bengali novel, Beej by Ramapada Chowdhury....  more
  • 18

    Fakira

    nm2147526, Aruna Irani
    20
    6

    Released1976

    Directed byC.P. Dixit

    Fakira is a 1976 Hindi movie produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by C.P. Dixit. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Asit Sen, Ramesh Deo, Madan Puri and...  more
  • 19

    Masoom

    Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi
    25
    12

    Released1983

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Masoom is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. An adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal. the film is a coming-of-age...  more
  • 20

    Ek Baar Kaho

    Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi
    17
    4

    Released1980

    Directed byLekh Tandon

    Ek Baar Kaho is a 1980 Hindi language film produced for Rajshri Productions by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Lekh Tandon. This romance and family drama stars Navin Nischol and Shabana Azmi as...  more
  • 21

    Ek Doctor Ki Maut

    Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi
    26
    14

    Released1990

    Directed byTapan Sinha

    Ek Doctor Ki Maut is a 1990 award winning film by noted Bengali director Tapan Sinha, which depicts the ostracism, bureaucratic negligence, reprimand and insult of a doctor and his research, instead...  more
  • 22

    Paar

    Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
    18
    6

    Released1984

    Directed byGoutam Ghose

    Paar is a 1984 Hindi movie directed by Goutam Ghose. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. Naseeruddin Shah won a Volpi Cup for his role as Naurangia. The film was based on...  more
  • 23

    15 Park Avenue

    Rahul Bose, Shabana Azmi
    20
    8

    Released2005

    Directed byAparna Sen

    15 Park Avenue is a 2005 National Film Award winning English-language Indian film directed by Aparna Sen....  more
  • 24

    Hari-Bhari: Fertility

    Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das
    20
    8

    Released2000

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Hari-Bhari is 2000 Hindi film by Shyam Benegal, starring Shabana Azmi, Rajit Kapur, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Surekha Sikri and Nandita Das in lead roles. The film revolves around the story of five women,...  more
  • 25

    Nishant

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    24
    14

    Released1975

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Nishant is a 1975 Hindi drama film directed by Shyam Benegal, based on an original screenplay by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, with dialogues by Satyadev Dubey. The film stars Shabana Azmi,...  more