Shabana Azmi heads Action Aid India
Bollywood actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has been appointed chairperson of Action Aid India (AAI) – an NGO working for the poor and marginalized people.
AAI is the Indian arm of Action Aid International which works for Food Rights, Women’s Rights, Education Climate Change and Assisting governance to alleviate poverty and in emergencies and conflicts.
Shabana runs an NGO, Mijwan, founded by her father and renowned poet, the late Kaifi Azmi in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Mijwan provides regular work opportunities to skilled rural women.