Tabu was born in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India, on 4th November 1971. She is an Indian actress who is renowned in Hindi , English, Tamil , Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bengali movies for her work.
Tabu's parents are Rizwana and Jamal Hashmi. Her elder sibling is actress Farah Naaz and is married to actor Sumeet Saigal.
Full name of Tabu, Tabassum Fatima Hashmi. After her birth, her parents divorced and she was raised in Hyderabad by her maternal grandparents and mother.
She moved to Mumbai after completing her primary school education from St. Anns High School in Hyderabad.
In 1980, when she played a brief role in the Hindi film named Bazaar, her acting career began as a child artist. She then played the role of the daughter of Dev Anand in the 1985 film named Hum Naujawan.
In the movie named Prem, she was signed by Boney Kapoor to play the lead actress role opposite his younger brother, Sanjay Kapoor. Pehla Pehla Pyar was her first Hindi movie.
In the year 1991, via the super-hit Telugu film Coolie No.1, she made her full-fledged acting debut. In this film, she shared screen space with the Telugu superstar Venkatesh.
In 1994, the film that brought her popularity in the Hindi movie industry was Vijaypath.
In this film, she was paired alongside Ajay Devgan and the movie was a massive success at the box-office. This film won her the Best Female Debut Award for Filmfare.
In 1996, for her role in the much-acclaimed film Maachis, she won her maiden National Award in the category of Best Actress.
Tabu has never looked back since then and gave some of the finest performances in films such as Virasat, Hum Saath-Saath Hain. She received her second National Award for the latter film. With two celebrated films, such as Namesake and Cheeni Kum gained her great acclaim and showed that she can nail it even in offbeat roles.
For three years, she took a break from Bollywood and her return took place with the celebrated movie Toh Baat Pakki.
Her later films include Drishyam, Haidar, Jai Ho and Golmaal Again, the most successful film. They were all proclaimed success in the box office. Besides Hindi, she has also featured in many award-winning regional films.
Tamil movies such as Kandukondain Kandukondain and Kadhal Desam have performed well at the box office.
Awards & Honours:
In 2011, she received Padma Shri Civilian award for her works in acting.