Azmi at the 2011 Maee Film Bash
Early life and career
Azmi portrayed a troubled doctor in the tele-series, Jeevanrekha and as a young widow in telefilm Rao Saheb (1986) directed by Vijaya Mehta. She also acted in the Malayalam language film Vidheyan (1993), directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
In 2014, she signed on to participate in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Bajirao Mastani playing the role of Radhabai, mother of Bajirao I. She had to go bald for her role in the movie. She got the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in the film Bajirao Mastani. In 2017, she played dual role in And TV's Vani Rani
Azmi is married to Baba Azmi, cinematographer and brother of Shabana Azmi, thus connected with the Akhtar-Azmi film family. Her niece, Saiyami Kher, made her Bollywood debut in the 2016 film Mirzya.
- 2016 - Won: National Award Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani
- 2016 - Won: Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Bajirao Mastani
- 2016 - Nominated : Guild Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role for Bajirao Mastani
- 2016 - Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress For Bajirao Mastani
- 1999 - Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress For Dushman
- 1995 - Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Akele Hum Akele Tum
- 1986 - Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress For Pyari Behna
|1994||English, August||Malti Srivastava||English language film|
|1995||Akele Hum Akele Tum||Farida|
|Dhai Akshar Prem Ke||Simran Grewal|
|Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya||Meera Kumar|
|2002||11'09"01 September 11||Talat Hamdani||segment "India"|
|Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat||Makhan Singh|
|Bubble Gum||Sudha Rawat|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Bunny's step-mother|
|2014||Dekh Tamasha Dekh||Fatima|
|Bobby Jasoos||Kausar Khaala|
|Lai Bhaari||Sumitra Devi|
|2017||Guest iin London||Sazia Ghan|
|2019||377 AbNormal||Chitra Palgaokar||Zee5 film|
|1988||Mirza Ghalib||Umrao Begum|
|1998-1999||Family No.1||Shalini Potia|
|2005||Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka||Kavita Raizada|||
|2017||Vani Rani||Vani/Raani||Double role|
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