Tabu Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Tabassum Fatima Hashmi (born 4 November 1971), better known by her stage name Tabu, is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films, alongside Telugu and Tamil language films. Regarded as one of the most accomplished actresses in India, Tabu has often played troubled, complicated women in a range of characters, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent cinema, as well as some American productions. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards for Best Actress and six Filmfare Awards, including a record four awards for Best Actress (Critics). In 2011, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
Tabu’s first credited role came as a teenager in Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan (1985), but her first role as a lead was in the Telugu film Coolie No. 1 (1991). In 1994, she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for the Hindi action drama Vijaypath. The year 1996 was key for Tabu, as her performance as a young woman affected by the Punjab insurgency in Gulzar’s Maachis won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Moreover, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the romance Ninne Pelladata and gained commercial success with the comedy film Saajan Chale Sasural. In 1999 she played supporting roles in the top-grossing Bollywood films of the year—the comedy Biwi No.1, and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Further acclaim from critics came her way during these years for her roles in Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), and Chandni Bar (2001), the former three winning her Filmfare Critics Awards, and the latter earning her a second National Film Award.
Tabu’s literary characters were in films such as Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, as well as a role based on Lady Macbeth in Maqbool (2004), an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Her first international project came in 2006 with Mira Nair’s adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake. For her starring role in Cheeni Kum (2007) she received a record fourth Filmfare Critics Award, and she took on fewer film projects over the next few years. She played a prostitute in the Telugu film Pandurangadu (2008) and appeared briefly in Ang Lee’s adventure film Life of Pi (2012). In 2014, she starred alongside Salman Khan in Jai Ho and garnered critical acclaim for playing the Gertrude character in Haider, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Tabu went on to star in the ensemble horror comedy Golmaal Again, and continued to receive praise for playing a police-officer in Drishyam (2015) and a murderess in Andhadhun (2018). The latter ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films. She is reluctant to discuss her personal life in the media.
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Early life and Background
Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born to Jamal Ali Hashmi and Rizwana in a Hyderabadi Muslim family. Her parents divorced soon after. 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. She did her schooling at St. Ann’s High School, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad. Tabu 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.
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In 1998, Tabu was charged with poaching two blackbucks on the outskirts of Kankani village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-stars Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari. A lower court charged her with the others under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and the IPC. She had filed a revision petition before a sessions court which discharged her of Section 51 (causing harm to wildlife) of Wildlife Act and both of 147 (punishment for rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly of persons) of the Indian Penal Code. The Rajasthan State Government then filed a revision petition before the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur which again added Section 149 against her, which had been dropped earlier. In December 2012, the Jodhpur court summoned her along with all the accused for commencement of the trial with the revised charges on 4 February 2013. Although Tabu was acquitted in the blackbuck poaching case on 5 April 2018, the Rajasthan High Court issued her with a notice, challenging her acquittal on 11 March 2019.
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.”
Tabu is known to be selective about her film roles and has once said, “I do films which move me and most of all, the unit and the director should appeal to me.” In 2019, at the 17th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles she was honored with “Opening Night Tribute”. In 2019, Film Companion ranked Tabu’s performance in Haider and Andhadhun among the 100 Greatest Performances of the Decade.
India Today named her in their “Top Bollywood Actresses” list. She was placed in Filmfare‘s “Top Ten Actresses” of 2003. In Rediff.com‘s “Top Ten Actresses” list, she ranked 9th in 2007. She topped the list in 2014 and 2018. In 1998, Tabu received the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress, for her contribution to Indian cinema. Forbes India included Tabu in its “50 Showstoppers” list of 2022.
|1991||Coolie No. 1||Ranjani||Telugu|
|1994||Pehla Pehla Pyar||Sapna||Hindi|
|Saajan Ki Baahon Mein||Kavita Verma||Hindi|
|Tu Chor Main Sipahi||Kajal||Hindi|
|Saajan Chale Sasural||Divya Khurana||Hindi|
|1997||Darmiyaan: In Between||Chitra||Hindi|
|Chachi 420||Janki Paswan||Hindi|
|1998||Aavida Maa Aavide||Archana||Telugu|
|2001: Do Hazaar Ek||Billu||Hindi|
|1999||Hu Tu Tu||Parveen “Panna”||Hindi|
|Biwi No.1||Lovely Khurana||Hindi|
|Kohram||ACP Kiran Patkar||Hindi|
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain||Sadhna Sharma Chaturvedi||Hindi|
|2000||Hera Pheri||Anuradha Panikar||Hindi|
|Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar||Kamya Lal||Hindi|
|Cover Story||Jasmine Khan||Malayalam|
|2001||Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya||Roshni Batra||Hindi|
|Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa||Meena||Hindi|
|2002||Maa Tujhhe Salaam||Captain Sonia Khanna||Hindi|
|Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai||Shalu||Hindi|
|Khanjar: The Knife||Shilpa||Hindi|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Aparna||Hindi|
|Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities||Meenaxi / Maria Zarkova||Hindi|
|The Namesake||Ashima||English||Indian-American film|
|Rakkilippattu||ACP Gayatri Varma||Malayalam|
|Cheeni Kum||Nina Verma||Hindi|
|Om Shanti Om||Herself||Hindi||Cameo in song “Deewangi Deewangi”|
|2010||Toh Baat Pakki!||Rajeshwari Saxena||Hindi|
|Khuda Kasam||Neetu Singh||Hindi|
|2012||Life of Pi||Gita Patel||English|
|2014||Jai Ho||Geeta Agnihotri Khanna||Hindi|
|Haider||Ghazala Meer||Hindi||Also playback singer for song “Roshe Valle”|
|2015||Drishyam||IG Meera Deshmukh||Hindi|
|2016||Fitoor||Begum Hazrat Jaan||Hindi|
|2017||Golmaal Again||Anna Matthew||Hindi|
|2019||De De Pyaar De||Manju Rao Mehra||Hindi|
|2020||Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo||Yasoda “Yasu”||Telugu|
|2022||Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2||TBA||Hindi|
|Drishyam 2||IG Meera Deshmukh||Hindi||Filming|
|2020||A Suitable Boy||Saaeda Bai||BBC One|