Shabana with Ramada Downtown Officials
Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, was the official residence of award-winning thespian and noted activist Shabana Azmi during her stay in the city to act in a play titled Broken Images.
Dipak Paul, General Manager, Ramada Downtown Dubai, said: “We are greatly honoured to welcome one of Bollywood’s most talented stars to our property. Ms. Azmi is a well-respected international celebrity known for her roles and charity works and we are glad that she has selected our property during her stay in Dubai.”
Ms. Azmi is famous for her roles in Bollywood movies with a career spanning over four decades. She made her film debut in 1974 with Ankur which won her many prestigious awards and became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, an Indian New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism. Ms. Azmi has appeared in over 120 Hindi films in both mainstream and independent cinema. Some of her best known films are Nishant (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1979), Arth (1982) and Parineeta (2005), to name a few. She also played a brothel owner in Mandi (1983) to the lonely housewife Radha who falls in love with her sister-in-law in Fire (1996).
A well known human activist, she also runs the NGO Mijwa Welfare Society, an organisation that was instrumental in making a village in Uttar Pradesh self-sufficient and often addresses issues regarding women and child empowerment. Ms. Azmi is India’s representative to the World Economic Forum held in Davos.
Ramada Downtown Dubai has been a preferred residence of regional and international celebrities because of its convenient location which provides access to Dubai’s major attractions such as Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall and the Dubai Fountain. Coupled with personalised service and top-notch amenities, Ramada Downtown Dubai stands in a class of its own. Thus for all the globetrotting elite leisure and business travelers, this property is always a perfect choice!