Does Saba Azad smoke?: Yes.Does Saba Azad drink alcohol?: Yes Saba Azads Instagram post about drinking beer.Saba Azad is a prime example of one person wearing many hats as she is an actress, musician, and theatre director. Saba grew up in Delhi where she started her journey as a theatre artist right after finishing her schooling.Saba Azad is the niece of Safdar Hashmi, a communist play writer and director. Belonging to a family with a theatre background, Saba took part in Safdar Hashmis theatre group, Jana Natya Manch. In the theatre group, she worked with Habib Tanvir, MK Raina, GP Deshpande, and NK Sharma; giving her great exposure to the world of arts and theatre. Saba Azad during a theatre show.Along with theatre, Saba loved dancing, and she took professional training in different dance forms like Odissi, Latin, jazz, ballet, and several other contemporary dance forms. She performed Odissi not only in India but in Canada, Nepal, and England as well.Before her debut in Bollywood, Sada had worked in several short films where her first short film was Guroor, directed by Ishaan Nair, and the film was featured at several international film festivals in New York and Florence.Saba Azad made her Bollywood debut as a lead with the film Dil Kabaddi (2008) where she worked with Rahul Bose. She is well-known for her role in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge? (2011) which marked her big break in the industry. She also did various commercials for some big brands like Cadbury, Ponds, Google, Kit Kat, Vodafone, Sunsilk, Airtel, and more. Saba Azad in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.With her interest in the field of theatre, Saba Azad opened up her own theatre company, The Skins in 2010 and directed her first play, Lovepuke. Her interest in music and singing motivated her to start an electronic band with a fellow actor and musician, Imaad Shah in 2012.Saba Azad had to go through a lot of hate and trolling when she decided to change her name to Saba Sultana Azad from Saba Singh Grewal. She addressed this issue on Instagram by making a post explaining why she changed her name and how it did not affect her in any way. She said: Hello my name is Saba Singh Grewal and Im a proud child of a Sardar and a Kashmiri. In a time where diversity is looked at as a threat, where secularism and inclusiveness have become cuss words, where ones name is ones only identity, I took a name of my own choosing AZAD (free) free of religious tags, free of a conditioned understanding of what or who I may be, free of the fear of what taking this name may bring me..For the role of Preity Sen in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge? (2011), Saba was asked to get a haircut where she would lose her knee-length hair, and this left her in tears. However, she ended up liking the haircut and was satisfied with her makeover.