Monday, May 27

Shabana Azmi Honoured With London’s Freedom Of The City Award

Edited by Aishwarya Krishnan

Renowned actress Shabana Azmi was recently honoured with the prestigious Freedom of the City award in London, given by the London Corporation.

Previous recipients of the city’s oldest award include respectable names such as Nelson Mandela, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Stephen Fry, and more.

Expressing her gratitude after being awarded the oldest award in London, Azmi wrote, “Overwhelmed to receive the oldest award of London, The Freedom To City Award given by London corporation. Previous recipients were NELSON MANDELA and FLORENCE NIGhTINgALE amongst others. Photo taken at Guild Hall on 10th May 2024. With Alister King, the next Lord Mayor to Baroness Gohir, Samir Bhamra and Alister King for recommending my name.”

Traditionally, an honour was granted only to troops that had earned the trust of the locals through their service.

The talented actress was last seen in Ghoomer, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, and the TV series Halo.