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Shabana Azmi, legendary Bollywood actress and activist

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio - with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more...

Shabana_Azmi,_Davos Join us for a webcast with Shabana Azmi, one of the best-known actresses in India and the diaspora. A former member of the Rajya Sabha, India's upper house of parliament, she is a multiple national and international award winner and recently turned 60. There have been many retrospectives of her works around the world, incluidng one organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Bollywood icon is kicking off another national tour in New York for her latest theatrical project, Girish Karnad's "Broken Images," directed by Alyque Padamsee. The play is dubbed as a psychological thriller that brings out the various truths of the life of a celebrity writer.

On a live webcast this Monday, the award winning actress, who has worked in over 140 films and theater plays, will discuss her career as well as her dedication to the Indian village of Mijwan. Her father, the well-known Urdu poet the late Kafi Azmi, began building this village that was once frozen in time. Today, it has a computer center and a sewing center among other developments that uplifts the life of its habitants - thanks mainly to the efforts of Azmi and her friends.

Interviewing her will be SAJA's Aseem Chhabra, freelance entertainment writer; and SAMMA's Pooja Kumar, award-winning Hollywood & Bollywood actress ("Bollywood Hero," "Flavors," "Anjaana Anjaani", "Law & Order") - and will be taking your questions live.

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