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Tabassum Fatima

Indian actress Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, popularly known as Tabu, is well-liked and talented. Her birthday is November 4, 1971, and she was born in Hyderabad, India. Tabu is 53 years old.

Her parts in Kaalapaani (1996), Maachis (1996), and Coolie No. 1 (1991) have made her well-known. She has received six Filmfare Awards, including a record four Critics Awards for Best Actress, and has won the National Film Award for Best Actress thrice.

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Real name Tabassum Fatima Hashmi 
Profession Actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in feet & inches- 5' 8½"
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 36-32-42
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film
Telugu: Coolie No.1 (1991) as Ranjani
Coolie No. 1
Tamil: Kadhal Desam (1996) as Divya
Kadhal Desam (1996)
• As a Child Artist- Hum Naujawan (1985) as Priya
A picture of Tabu as Priya in Hum Naujawan (1985), alongside Dev Anand
• As a Actress- Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994) as Sapna
Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994)
Malayalam: Kaalapani (1996) as Parvathi / Parvathikutty
Kaalapani (1996)
• French-Indian- Hanuman (1998) as Anja
Tabu as Anja in Hanuman (1998)
• American- The Namesake (2006) as Ashima Ganguli
The Namesake
Marathi: Astitva (2000) as Aditi Pandit
Astitva (2000)
Bengali: Abar Aranye (2003) as Amrita
Abar Aranye (2003)
OTT/Web Series
A Suitable Boy (2020) as Saeeda Bai
Tabu as Saeeda Bai in A Suitable Boy (2020)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Filmfare Awards

• 1995: Best Female Debut for Vijaypath (1994)
• 1998: Best Actress (Critics) for Virasat (1997)
• 2000: Best Actress (Critics) for Hu Tu Tu (1999)
• 2001: Best Actress (Critics) for Astitva (2000)
• 2008: Best Actress (Critics) for Cheeni Kum (2007)
• 2015: Best Supporting Actress for Haider (2014)
• 2023: Best Actress (Critics) for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022)

Filmfare Awards South

• 1997: Best Actress – Telugu for Ninne Pelladutha (1996)
• 2022: Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)

National Film Awards

• 1997: Best Actress for Maachis (1996)
President Shankar Dayal Sharma presenting the National Film Award to Tabu in the category of Best Actress for the film Maachis (1996) at the 44th National Film Awards on 6 May 1997
• 2003: Best Actress for Chandni Bar (2001)
President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam presenting the National Film Award to Tabu in the category of Best Actress for the film Chandni Bar (2001) at the 49th National Film Awards on 13 February 2003

Other Awards

• 1998: Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress
• 2011: Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award, for her Contribution towards Arts of Cinema
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to abu, at an Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 24 March 2011
• 2021: South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)
Personal Life

Date of Birth 4 November 1971 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 47 Years
Birthplace Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Signature A picture featuring Tabu's autograph
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai
School St. Ann’s High School, Hyderabad
College/University St. Xavier’s College
Educational Qualification She attended St. Xavier’s College for two years. 
Religion Islam 
Ethnicity Tabu belongs to a Hyderabadi Muslim Family. 
Food Habit Vegetarian 
Address Anukul, 2nd Floor, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058, India
Hobbies Collecting perfumes, Writing poems, Reading books
Controversies • Accusing Jackie Shroff of Molestation: In the 1980s, Tabu accused Jackie Shroff of molesting her when she accompanied her elder sister, Farah Naaz, for an outstation shooting of a film. 

• Blackbuck Case: On 5 April 2018, Tabu, along with her co-stars Saif Ali KhanSonali Bendre, and Neelam Kothari, was acquitted by a Jodhpur Court in the 1998 blackbuck killing case. Meanwhile, Salman Khan was proven to be guilty and sentenced to a 5-year jail term. In 1998, Tabu and her co-stars were charged under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for poaching two blackbucks on the outskirts of Kankani village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan while shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999). 
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried

• Sanjay Kapoor (1987-1995)
• Sajid Nadiadwala (1996)

• Akkineni Nagarjun


Husband/Spouse N/A
Parents Father- Jamal Hashmi (actor)
Mother- Rizwana (school teacher)
Tabu with her mother, Rizwana
Siblings Sister- Farah Naaz (actress)
Other Relatives Grandfather (Maternal)- Mohammed Ahsan (a mathematics professor)
Grandmother(Maternal)- Name Not Known (English literature professor)
AuntShabana Azmi (actress)
Shabana Azmi and Tabu
Uncle- Baba Azmi (cinematographer)
Film Golmaal (1979)
Actor Sanjeev Kumar
Actress Salma Hayek
Food Samosa

Celebrated Indian actress Tabu primarily appears in Hindi films, however she also does work in Telugu, Tamil, and English. In addition to two National Film Awards, she has received two Filmfare Awards South, six Filmfare Awards (including a record four for Best Actress (Critics), and Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India. Her roles in the Hindi films Maachis (1996), Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Chandni Bar (2001), Astitva (2000), and Haider (2014) have garnered her praise from critics. The Bollywood flicks Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999), Hera Pheri (2000), Andhadhun (2018), and the Drishyam film series are among her financial triumphs.

Some Facts About  Tabu

  • She starred in several other successful Hindi movies, such as Fitoor (2016), Drishyam (2014), Hera Pheri (2000), Fanaa (2006), Cheeni Kum (2007), and Chachi 420 (1997).
  • She speaks Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and English fluently.
  • She debuted as a child artist at the age of eleven in the 1982 Hindi drama film Bazaar, where she sang the song Chale Aao Saiyan without receiving credit.
  • She relocated to Mumbai in 1983.
  • At the age of 14, she starred as Priya, the daughter of Professor Hans Raj (Dev Anand) in the 1985 Hindi film Hum Naujawan.
  • Despite being originally cast in romance Hindi film Prem by producer Boney Kapoor, she made her Bollywood debut as Prem in Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994).