With Tanve 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 Garm Hawa, won a National award. Javed Akhtar won five National awards,three of them in a row. Shabana Azmi won five National Awards , she to 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 Tanve 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!”