A woman of many talents and many facets - Saba Azad lives the definition. She is an all-rounder with natural acting talent and an ability to adapt to new concepts with ease.
Born in a legacy of theatre thespians, and niece of Safdar Hashmi, Saba grew up watching rehearsals of the radical theatre group Jana Natya Manch. Her love for performing arts began early when she began training for different dance forms. She is trained in Odisi, Jazz, ballet and Latin American dance forms. She has actively focused on honing all round performance skills. A talented musician, Saba is part of a popular rock band Pulp Society that has a loyal following in Delhi and Mumbai’s independent music circuit.
Saba’s journey with acting started young with appearances as a child artist in films. She also acted in short films that were shown at film festivals abroad, and has experience of performing live onstage in the USA and Europe. She had begun her own theatre group ‘The Skins’, presenting a play LovePuke with Imaad Shah to packed houses at Mumbai’s prestigious NCPA theatre.
Taking notice of her latent acting talent and impressive screen presence, Saba got her big break with the spunky Y-Films sleeper hit MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE, a film that went on to win her many nominations for her debut performance. Previously, she had acted opposite Rahul Bose in DIL KABBADI and has performed in a powerful short film for Shakun Batra, the Dharma Productions wonder kid behind the super hit KAPOOR AND SONS.
A talented singer, Saba has dabbled in playback singing for DHOOM:3 and a Rohan Sippy film. An all-rounder with an inherent sense of effortless, hip style, Saba has proven to be an attractive personality that youth and millennials find easy to relate to. Her presence in commercials for leading Indian FMCG brands including Pepsico, Kit Kat, and Nescafe proves just that.
Saba brings on board spunk, style, well-honed acting skills and a likeable persona. Her journey in showbiz and modeling has begun to take wings, and she has a long, flourishing path ahead of her.
Films as an Actor: DIL KABADDI (2008), MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE (2011)