With Tanvi Azmi bringing in the 18th National award into the family, the Azmis and Akhtars have accrued a total of 18 National awards.
Informs a member of the Azmi family, “Shabana Azmi’s father, Kaifi Azmi won three National awards. Ishan Arya, Shaukat Kaifi’s nephew cinematographer of Garam Hawa, won a National award. Javed Akhtar won five National awards, three of them in a row. Shabana Azmi won five National Awards; she too won three of them in a row. This is the only instance of a husband-wife pair winning five awards each and doing a hat trick!”
Tabu, who is Shabana Azmi’s niece, has won two National awards. Farhan Akhtar has won one National award. And now, Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani.
So, that’s 18 National awards in one family! Even the Minister Of Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley remarked, “The list of awardees in this family keeps extending!”
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