unINTRODUCING LUBNA SALIM

Born in a family that had a zest for the theatre, Lubna's introduction to the stage was a natural progression. Her parents’ attachment to the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA) led her to act since she was a child. In fact one of her earliest plays was with IPTA. She played the young daughter of Dhania and Hori in the play HORI that was directed by Kamlakar Sontake in 1979.

Lubna feels that having grown up with the likes of actors and theatre people like A.K. Hangal, Rohini Hattangady, Shabana Azmi, Arundhati Nag, Farooque Sheikh, Sulabha Arya, M.S. Sathyu and others, her sensibility and the skills she required for the the theatre got the best possible schooling. Later plays like LOK KATHA, BAKRI, AAKHRI SAWAL, ANDHE CHOOHE followed.

She hence grew up acting and never considered snapping her ties with the stage. She joined Mithibai College where alongside her studies she could pursue theatre at the inter-collegiate level. In her college days she won many awards, including the prestigious Balraj Sahani award for best actress.

She met Salim Arif, her husband while she was doing the tele-serial ‘Discovery of India’. She married early and soon thereafter took a long break to raise her two sons. Nevertheless she always had her husband’s support and it was he who encouraged her to return to acting after her sabbatical.

Thus along side plays, voice-overs and modelling assignments followed. Tele-serials such as ‘Daaman’ and her role as Jijamata in ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji’ were appreciated. She has done ad-campaigns for ICICI Bank and for consumer products like Ariel, Pepsodent, Dettol, etc. These days her role as Leela bhabhi in the soap ‘Baa, Bahu and Baby’ has made her quite popular. And she is also creating waves as Paroma in the newly launched show 'Ek Packet Umeed'.

In theatre, she has worked with many directors to date and has performed in plays such as Azhar ka Khwab, Atmakatha, Shyam Rang, Mera Kuch Saaman, Collaborators, Kharaashein and Kachche Lamhe.
Indeed her father, Javed Siddiqi’s reputation as one of India’s best-known scriptwriters and playwrights has not stopped Lubna from emerging as a capable actor in her own right.

She formed her own company, ‘Essay Communications’ along with her father and her husband and produced plays like Kharaashein, Ghalibnaama, Aapki Soniya, Peele Patton ka Ban, Kachche Lamhe and the recent Shyam Rang.

9 Comments:

  1. saloni said...
    Ohh my God! This is great, an entire block on my moooost favourite actress!! I must say, Lubna Ma'am, u r an exceptionally good actress, an exceptionally beautiful lady and considering this move of urs 2 interact with ur fans, u r an exceptionally good person too!!
    Anubha said...
    Dear Lubna Ma'am...
    u r d most beautiful n talented actress on dis earth.My heart melts at ur ravishing smile.I am crazy aftr u n jst want 2 meet u once,dats my only wish...!!Thank U sooo much 4 creating dis blog..
    Anonymous said...
    salam lubna ge...
    i an NOMI and i am a very big fan of urs.... u smile iz awesum .... i wish that u hav a beautiful life as ur smile...
    CHIRAG BAGDI said...
    hieee mam ,
    i m big fan of yours acting & your beauty,
    i loved to see your show especially gattu in your serial, i wish i work with gattu & your cast of baa bahu or baby.
    Vishwanath said...
    I was visiting India recently and wanted to see the famous "Prithvi Theatres".I saw the play Kachche Lamhe March 21. This was the first time I saw a play in India. What a great experience. The three actors were really good. Lubna Salim's performance was outstanding. I wish they would bring the play to New York.

    Dr. Vishwanath
    coolkarnee said...
    HI Lubnaji
    maine sunaa hai k aap abhi Leelabhabi ka role nahi play karengi...hey dats not a fair deal right? we dont wanta IMPORTED leelabhabi plzzzz.......I've been a adherently biggggg fan of urs and ur show baa bahu aur baby..........plzz say dat u r coming bak in a few episodes............
    RIYA said...
    OH SHE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.PLEASE LUBANA REPLY ME
    riya said...
    ooohhhhhh she is really beautiful.oh lubana u are so pretty !why dont u reply me. i like watching your role in b3 part1 .my dream is to meet you
    riya said...
    if you ar really on facebook thevn why dont reply us .oh lubaba do come

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