August 12, 2007

Shabana ji to preside over jury at inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards reports that Shabana Azmi has been tapped as president of the international jury at the inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The ceremony will take place in Australia this November.

The best part of the article is not the news, but Shabana ji's resume, which fills out about half the text of the piece. Here's an excerpt, if you are looking for inspiration:

She is the only Asian actress to have a retrospective of her films at the New York Film Festival (2002).

Azmi is a noted activist who has been involved in the rights of women, development, reproductive health, housing for the economically weaker sections, public health and HIV AIDS.

In 1992, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund and, in 2006, she was awarded the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for her work with the slum dwellers of Mumbai.

She is a member of the National Integration Council, headed by the Prime Minister of India, a member of the National Aids Commission (of India) and was nominated in 1997 as a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament.

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