Salima Hashmi

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Full NameSalima Hashmi
Birth Year1942
Place of BirthNew Delhi, India
CitizenshipIndian (1942–1947), Pakistan (1947–present)
Alma MaterNational College of Arts, Bath Academy of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
OccupationsPainter, Actress
Employer(s)Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Government College University, Lahore
Known forPolitical activism against nuclear weapons, painting
SpouseShoaib Hashmi (husband)
Children2 (Yasser Hashmi – son, Mira Hashmi – daughter)
ParentsFaiz Ahmed Faiz (father), Alys Faiz (mother)
SiblingMuneeza Hashmi (sister)
AwardsPride of Performance Award in 1999
Notable RolesFormer dean of National College of Arts, former caretaker minister in Sethi caretaker ministry
Artistic IdentityRepresents the first generation of modern artists in Pakistan with a distinct artistic identity
Political StanceCondemned nuclear programs of Pakistan and India, opposed nuclear tests in 1998
Early LifeMigrated to Lahore during partition, raised in Lahore, studied in England and the United States
Family ConnectionDaughter of renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, sister of Muneeza Hashmi
Marital PartnerShoaib Hashmi, also a retired professor and popular television personality

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