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Name :Tabassum Fatima Hashmi
Nickname :Tabu
DOB :04 November 1971
(Age 52 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education Graduate in Electronics
Religion Islam
Nationality Indian
Profession Actress
Place Hyderabad,  Andhra Pradesh, India

Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 65 kg (approx.)
Body Measurements 34-28-37
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

Family Status


Father-  Jamal Hashmi (Actor)
Mother- Rizwana (School Teacher)

Marital Status Single

Sisters- Farah Naaz (Elder, Actress)


Food Samosa
Actress Salma Hayek
Actor Sanjeev Kumar

Tabu is an Indian actress. Tabu, born Tabassum Fatima Hashmi on November 4, 1971, is an acclaimed Indian actress who has made a significant impact in the film industry with her versatile acting skills and powerful screen presence. With a career spanning over three decades, Tabu has appeared in numerous Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and English films, earning her a reputation as one of India's finest actresses Tabu’s father’s name is Jamal Ali Hashmi. Tabu’s mother's name is Rizwana. Tabu’s elder sister is actress Farah Naaz. Tabu is the niece of Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi and Baba Azmi.

A few Telugu and Tamil films also feature Tabu, an Indian actress who typically appears in Hindi-language productions. Tabu has received various honors, including six Filmfare Awards, including a record four for Best Actress, and two National Film Awards for Best Actress (Critics). 
Although Tabu's first starring role was in the Telugu movie Coolie No. 1, she had her first creditable role as a teenager in Dev Anand's Hum Naujawan (1985). Tabu’s first international movie was the 2006 adaptation of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri by Mira Nair. Tabu’s first Hindi movie was Vijaypath.

Tabu received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor in India, from the government in 2011. 

Early life and family

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born on 4 November 1971 to Jamal Ali Hashmi and Rizwana in a Hyderabadi Muslim family. Her father had left the family when she was three. Her mother was a school-teacher and her maternal grandparents were retired professors who ran a school. Her grandfather, Mohammed Ahsan, was a professor of mathematics, and her grandmother was a professor of English Literature.

Tabu did her schooling at St. Ann's High School, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad. She moved to Mumbai in 1983 and studied at St. Xavier's College for 2 years. She is the niece of Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi and Baba Azmi and the younger sister of actress Farah Naaz. She is reluctant to discuss her personal life in the media.

Movies of Tabu

Tabu’s first movie Coolie No. 1 (1991)

In the action-romance film Coolie No. 1, Ranjani (Tabu) is a wealthy, spoiled, and a rich and spoiled young woman with an I Don't Care outlook on life. Koteswara Rao (Rao Gopal Rao), a wealthy industrialist who lives in Singapore, is Ranjani's father. Ranjani and Raju, a coolie played by Venkatesh, get into a fight. Raju promises to take action against Rajin's arrogance and ego. Ranjani travels to Singapore to visit her father, where she meets Bharat, a wealthy and affluent man who is actually Raju posing as Bharat.

Ranjani develops feelings for Bharat and eventually falls in love with him. Bharat tells the truth after Ranjani and Bharat get married. Ranjani is enraged by this marriage, so she and her father attempt to break it by getting Ranjani married to Gopal (Mohan Babu), the son of Koteswara Rao's friend Buchi Babu (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao).
The remainder of the narrative focuses on Raju's heroic efforts to keep his marriage intact and Ranjani's eventual realization of her error and acceptance of Raju.

A romantic action movie in the Telugu language called Coolie No. 1 was made in 1991 by K. Raghavendra Rao and D. Suresh Babu under the Suresh Productions banner. It featured Tabu, who was making her acting debut, and Venkatesh. Supporting cast members include Sharada, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Mohan Babu, and Brahmanandam. With cinematography by S. Gopal Reddy, editing by K. A. Martand, and music by Ilaiyaraaja. The movie also has a Tamil dub with the same name.

Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)

Shyamsunder (Govinda) is a musically inclined villager who lacks knowledge. He moves to the city and befriends South Indian tabla player Muthuswami (Satish Kaushik). His musical prowess impresses Khurana (Kader Khan), president of the TIPS tape firm, who elevates him to a senior position. When he returns to the hamlet to pay off his obligations, he learns tragically that his wife Pooja (Karisma Kapoor), who had perished in a flood, has passed away. He then weds Divya, Khurana's daughter (Tabu). Shyamsunder discovers his presumed dead wife Pooja at the hospital after Khurana suffers a heart attack. Then, in order to ensure Pooja, he must deceive his two wives, even if that means living a double life.

Sajan Chale Sasural is a 1996 Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Govinda and starring Govinda, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan, and Satish Kaushik. David Dhawan served as the director. This movie is a remake of Allari Mogudu from Telugu (1992).

The Indian Express ranked Saajan Chale Sasural second among the top five super-hits of 1996 due to its commercial success.

Hera Pheri (2000)

Baburao is an Indian landlord who has poor distance vision and a history of financial difficulties. Raja, one of his tenants, has been bouncing checks for several months. He also has a tenant named Shyam who is trying to fill his late father's shoes by finding work in the city but is having little luck. The three men fight a lot among themselves. The three guys then plan to utilize a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira to get out of their financial difficulties by pretending to be genuine kidnappers, raising the ransom demand, keeping the additional funds for themselves, and then paying Kabira the original ransom demand.

The comedy Hera Pheri, which translates to Foul Play, was released in 2000 in Hindi and was directed by Priyadarshan. It starred Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, and Akshay Kumar. The movie is a remake of Ramji Rao Speaking from Malayalam in 1989. A follow-up to the movie, Phir Hera Pheri, was released in 2006. It is the Hera Pheri franchise's debut entry. The movie went on to become a cult favorite over time. The Indian Express online survey revealed that it was the greatest Bollywood comedy movie of all time.

Drishyam (2015)

Vijay Salgaonkar a cable operator in a small Goan village lives with his wife and two daughters, He is very much crazy about films and could spend a whole night watching it, His teenage daughter Anju goes to a college camp where her MMS is shot by Sam Deshmukh son of IG Meera Deshmukh and Business Tycoon Mahesh Deshmukh. One night Sam comes to Anju's house and blackmails her wanting to have his way on her but gets killed by her mother Nandani. When Vijay returns home he is shocked to see the events and uses his knowledge to dispose of his body of Sam. But he is always under suspicion from his rival Inspector Gaitonde.

Nishikant Kamat is the director of the 2015 Indian thriller movie Drishyam. The movie is a remake of the same named 2013 Malayalam movie. Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran play the key characters in the movie, which was co-produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare, and Abhishek Pathak. Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav play the parents of Devgn and Saran.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

In the complex opening scene of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a baba performs some mystifying rituals in order to confine the strong spirit Manjulika to a space. The residents of the haveli leave the mansion after the rite in which Anjulika (Tabu) is attacked by the ghost, and they relocate. Reet (Kiara Advani), the niece of Anjulika, encounters Ruhaan (Kartik Aaryan) on her journey back to Rajasthan 18 years later. 
Then there is some light flirtation and an impromptu dance number in the middle of a snow-covered landscape. After the two narrowly avoid a bad situation, Reet unintentionally learns a secret involving her cousin's sister. A short while later, the attractive Ruhaan finds himself traveling with Reet to the haunted haveli where Manjulika's ghost was imprisoned by her family. The subsequent events are scenes of falsehoods, trickery, stupid laughs, and a few goosebumps.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a 2022 Indian comedy-horror film in the Hindi language that was produced by Murad Khetani and Anjum Khetani under the banner of Cine1 Studios and directed by Anees Bazmee. It was written by Aakash Kaushik and Farhad Samji. The movie, which stars Tabu, Kartik Aaryan, and Kiara Advani, is a stand-alone sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).

On May 20, 2022, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was released. The movie was supposed to hit theaters on July 31, 2020, however, the COVID-19 epidemic caused the release date to be postponed.

As of July 8, 2022, the movie had taken in 221.33 crores (US$28 million) in India and 45.55 crores (US$5.7 million) abroad for a total worldwide take of 266.88 crores (US$33 million), making it the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.


A van transporting crores of rupees. One rainy night on Mumbai's outskirts. Three stray gangs on the hunt cross paths unknowingly. Unfortunately, they all have the same plan. Bullets... Blood... Deception... Everyone is out for himself... All the dogs are after the same bone. Will these dogs bite the bone or succumb to greed?

Drishyam 2 (2022)

Abhishek Pathak is the director of the upcoming Hindi-language criminal thriller movie Drishyam 2. In addition to Rajat Kapoor and Mrunal Jadhav, the movie stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Akshaye Khanna, Ishita Dutta, and Mrunal Jadhav. In addition to being the sequel to Drishyam, it is a remake of the same-titled Malayalam film from 2021. (2015). The film, which was primarily shot in Goa but also featured scenes in Mumbai and Hyderabad, is slated for a November 18 theatrical release. The movie will be released on the 18th of November 2022.

Bholaa (2023)

Bholaa is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action drama film directed by Ajay Devgn and produced by Reliance Entertainment, T-Series Films, and Dream Warrior Pictures. It is an adaptation of the Tamil film Kaithi (2019). Devgn, Tabu, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, and Gajraj Rao play pivotal roles in the film. Amala Paul and Abhishek Bachchan appear in cameo roles. It will be released in theatres on March 30, 2023.


Tabu is single because of Ajay Devgn

The ideal on-screen duo of Tabu and Ajay Devgn cannot be forgotten when it comes to the renowned coupling from the 1990s. The actors who are close friends have appeared in a number of big-budget films. The actress from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 spoke about her bond with the Runway 34 actor in a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror. She also acknowledged that Ajay Devgn is to blame for her current status as a single woman.

Before the release of her film Golmaal Again in 2017, Tabu spoke about the reason she never got married in an interview with Mumbai Mirror. Ajay and I have been friends for 25 years, she had said. He was a close friend and neighbor to my cousin Sameer Arya during my formative years, which helped lay the groundwork for our friendship. When I was younger, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, stalk me, and threaten to beat up any boys who were speaking to me. They were the big bullies, and Ajay is the reason I am still unmarried now.

Black Buck legal case

Salman Khan, a well-known Bollywood actor, is accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani, a village in Kankani near Jodhpur, while filming his blockbuster film Hum Saath Saath Hain. He was accused of violating the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, Section 9/51.
His co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu were also charged in what became known as the 1998 Blackbuck Case under Sections 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. However, after being granted the benefit of the doubt, they were all found not guilty.

Artistry and media image

Tabu is among the most accomplished actresses in Hindi cinema, known for her work in both mainstream and independent cinema. India Today noted that her "uncontrived freshness" and "mobile face" has become a Bollywood favourite, while her performances speak of "a considerable range". Filmfare noted, "When you find her name on the credit list of a movie, expectations automatically shoot up." Forbes noted that Tabu portrayed "strong women-oriented characters" much before such roles started being called "game-changers". Vogue noted that Tabu has delivered "non-stop stellar and heart-swooning performances." Eastern Eye termed her a "versatile performer" and said, "Tabu is regularly called upon to add weight to commercial blockbusters."


  • Filmfare Awards 1995 - Best Female Debut for Vijaypath - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 1996 - Best Actress for Maachis - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 1997 - Best Supporting Actress for Jeet - Nominated
  • National Film Awards 1997 - Best Actress for Maachis - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 1998 - Best Actress for Virasat - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 1998 - Best Actress (Critics) for Virasat - Won
  • Priyadarshni Academy Awards 1998 - Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress for  - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2000 - Best Actress for Hu Tu Tu - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2000 - Best Actress (Critics) for Hu Tu Tu - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2000 - Best Supporting Actress for Biwi No.1 - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2001 - Best Actress for Astitva - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2001 - Best Actress (Critics) for Astitva - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2001 - Best Actress for Astitva - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2002 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2002 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Won
  • National Film Awards 2003 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2008 - Best Actress (Critics) for Cheeni Kum - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2008 - Best Actress for Cheeni Kum - Nominated
  • Republic of India 2011 - Civilian Award – Padma Shri for Contribution towards arts of cinema - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Jagran Film Festival 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2016 - Best Supporting Actress for Drishyam - Nominated
  • Times of India Film Awards 2016 - Best Supporting Actress for Drishyam - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2018 - Best Supporting Actress for Golmaal Again - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2019 - Best Actress for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2019 - Best Actress (Critics) for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2019 - Best Actress for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • Femina Beauty Awards 2019 - Creative Icon of the Decade for  - Won
  • Critics Choice Film Awards 2019 - Best Actor – Female for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2021 - Best Supporting Actress for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo - Won


  • Prem, one of Tabu's early movies starring Sanjay Kapoor, took eight years to make.
  • Although she has appeared in films in many different languages, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Bengali, Tabu has primarily worked in Hindi.
  • Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, and Neelam Kothari were her Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars in 1998, Tabu was accused of poaching two blackbucks in Kankani along with Salman Khan.
  • Tabu had eight releases in 1996. Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet, two films that debuted in the top five of that year's box office, went on to become successes.
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