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Tanvi Azmi is an Indian film and television actress.[1]

Tanvi Azmi
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Azmi at the 2011 Maee Film Bash
Saunhita Kher
Years active1985-present
Spouse(s)Baba Azmi

Early life and careerEdit

She was born as Saunhita Kher to Marathi-Hindi actress Usha Kiran and Dr. Manohar Kher.[2]

Azmi portrayed a troubled doctor in the tele-series, Jeevanrekha and as a young widow in telefilm Rao Saheb (1986) directed by Vijaya Mehta.[2][3] She also acted in the Malayalam language film Vidheyan (1993), directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.[4]

She received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in film Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995).[5]

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.[6] 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[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Azmi is married to Baba Azmi, cinematographer and brother of Shabana Azmi, thus connected with the Akhtar-Azmi film family.[5] Her niece, Saiyami Kher, made her Bollywood debut in the 2016 film Mirzya.



Film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Pyari Behna Seeta
Rao Saheb Radhika
1993 Vidheyan Sarojakka Malayalam film
Darr Poonam Awasthi
1994 English, August Malti Srivastava English language film[8]
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Farida
1998 Dushman Poornima Sehgal
2000 Mela Gopal's mother
Dhai Akshar Prem Ke Simran Grewal
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Meera Kumar
2001 Aks Madhu Pradhan
2002 11'09"01 September 11 Talat Hamdani segment "India"
2009 Delhi-6 Fatima
Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat Makhan Singh
2010 Anjaana Anjaani[9] Doctor
2011 Aarakshan Mrs. Anand
Mod Gayatri Garg
Bubble Gum Sudha Rawat
2013 Aurangzeb Veera Singh
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Bunny's step-mother
2014 Dekh Tamasha Dekh Fatima
Bobby Jasoos[1] Kausar Khaala
Lai Bhaari[1] Sumitra Devi
2015 Bajirao Mastani Radhabai
2017 Guest iin London Sazia Ghan
2019 377 AbNormal Chitra Palgaokar Zee5 film[10]
Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Mirza Ghalib Umrao Begum
1991 Kahkashan
1998-1999 Family No.1[11] Shalini Potia
2005 Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka Kavita Raizada [12]
2017 Vani Rani[13] Vani/Raani Double role


  1. ^ a b c "Tanvi Azmi: I'm blessed to be liberated - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ a b "Festive rise - Raghuvir Yadav and Tanvi Azmi: New-comers on the firmament of Indian stars". India Today. 15 February 1987. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ M. L. Dhawan (23 June 2002). "ON THE SANDS OF TIME — 1986 The year of thought-provoking films". The Tribune. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Vidheyan" (PDF). Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 24 January 2014..
  5. ^ a b "Baba,Tanvi Azmi to adopt caretaker's kids". Times of India. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Tanvi Azmi goes bald for Bajirao Mastani". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Vani Rani-a tale of estranged twins".
  8. ^ Stratton, David; Stratton, David (10 October 1994). "English, August".
  9. ^ "Review : Anjaana Anjaani (2010)".
  10. ^ "377 Ab Normal review: Shashank Arora shines in the Faruk Kabir film". 22 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Tribuneindia... Film and tv".
  12. ^ Chattopadhyay, Sudipto (3 November 2005). "We worked in soaps that were aesthetic and progressive". DNA India.
  13. ^ "Iqbal Azad and Sanjay Gandhi cast opposite Tanvi Azmi in Vani Rani - Times of India". The Times of India.

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