Yesteryear actress Shabana Azmi turns 65 on 18 September. Wife of poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar, she has been one of the leading actresses in the past.
She made her acting debut with Shyam Benegal's "Ankur" in 1974 and since then has captured hearts with her performances on-screen.
She is set to appear in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer "Jazbaa" which is slated to be released on 9 October.
She has been honoured with five awards in her career -- a National Award for Best Actress and four Filmfare Awards. She has also received several international and national awards, honours and recognitions including Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.
On her birthday, several Bollywood celebs including Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, Huma Qureshi and others have wished the actress on social media and Azmi thanked them for the wishes.
"Am overwhelmed by the love and affection of birthday greetings pouring in already. Feel loved and respected. Thanku all u r my strength," she tweeted.
Below are the celebs who wished Azmi 'Happy Birthday'.
Happy bday @AzmiShabana !!! My favourite.. Always look up to u so much! Lots of love
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 18, 2015
Happy Bday @AzmiShabana You are always loved admired... my absolutely fave actor!!
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 18, 2015