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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.




  1. ^ "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".

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