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Tabu is a famous Bollywood actress. His real name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi. Apart from Hindi films, he has also worked in English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali films. Tabu is known for his outstanding and powerful performances. He has been awarded the National Filmfare Award twice and six times. Tabu has also been awarded the Padma Shri.

Tabu was born on 4 November 1971 in Hyderabad. His father’s name is Jamal Hashmi and mother’s name is Rizwana. Tabu has an elder sister Farah Naz, she has also been an actress. Tabu has his initial studies from St. Ann’s High School, Hyderabad. After this she moved to Mumbai in 1983. He studied for 2 years from St. Xavier’s College.

Tabu is a famous actress in Hindi films, she mainly acts in Hindi films, besides she has worked in English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali films, she has won two National and 6 Filmfare Awards for Best Actress.

Tabu`s Education

Tabu studied at St. Ann’s School, Hyderabad, after which Tabu moved to Mumbai, where he studied for 2 years from St. Xavier’s College.

Career of Tabu

She had a minor character in the 1980 film ‘Bazaar’ and was very young at the time, but her first Telugu film ‘Coolie No 1′ as an actress was her first Hindi film as the main actress’ Pehla Pehla Pyar This was followed by the film ‘Vijaypath’ for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Debutant Actress, followed by several films for which she received a lot of accolades from critics as well as audiences. Moonlight bar, sugar less and haider are important

Tabu’s in Bollywood:

Tabu started his career at the age of fifteen with the film Hum Naujawan (1985). In this film, he played the role of Dev Anand’s daughter. Her first role as an actress was in a Telugu film, Coolie No.1. In December 1987, Boney Kapoor made his debut in two big films, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Prem.

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His most successful films from the point of view are Maachis (1996), Virasat (1997), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), Chandni Bar (2001), Maqbool (2003), Chini Kum ( 2007), Hyder (2014) and Drishyam (2015). He has also played the lead roles and co-starring in many box office superhit films, in those films Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Border (1997), BV No.1 (1999), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Fana (2006) and Jai Ho (2014).

Her international works include Meera Nair’s theatrical film The Namesake (2007) as the main character and Ang Lee’s most successful adventure film Life of Paya (2012) as a co-star. She has not always wanted to tell the media about her personal life, which has given her the name of recluse in the media.

Tabu likes to do emotional films:

Considered very selective in terms of her films and roles, the actress says that “I do films that make me emotional and most importantly, the unit and director of the film should impress me.”

Success :

In 1996, Tabu’s eight films were released. Two of these films, Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet were quite successful; Both made it to the top five films of that year. His other important film, Maachis, was critically acclaimed by the film. In this film, her role of a Punjabi woman who was caught during the rise of Sikh terrorism was highly appreciated and she received her first National Film Award for Best Actress.

The film was about the true events of life related to the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pak War of 1997. She played the role of Sunny Deol’s wife in this film. His role in this film was small, but the film became the biggest hit of 1997. In the same year, he also played a role in the critically acclaimed film Virasat. The film was a box office success; Tabu received the Filmfare Critics Award for his performance. He starred in two successful multi-starring films, Biwi No.1 and Hum Saath Saath Hain, in 1999.


Tabu has won 2 National Film Awards for Best Actress for her performances in the film Maachis (1996) and Chandni Bar (2002). He also received six Filmfare Awards, four of which won the Critics Award for Best Actress for Film Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000) and Chinese Come (2007) and 1 for Film Haider (2014). Supporting Actress Award and a Filmfare Award (South Film) and for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Film.