Tabu Biodata


Birth Name : Tabassum Fatima Hashmi

Date of birth : 04/11/1971

Place of birth : Hyderabad, Telangana, India

First Movie : Hum Naujawan

Category : English

Tabu is an Indian film actress, Mainly acted in Hindi and also Telugu, English ,Tamil and Malayalam. She was born on Nov 4, 1971 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her parents are Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana, she has a sibling Farah Naaz. Tabu completed schooling in St. Anns high school in Hyderabad. Then moved to Mumbai in 1983 and studied at St. Xaviers College for two years. She is the niece of Shabana Azmi and Baba Azmi and the younger sister of actress Farah Naaz.


Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Female Debut Award - Vijaypath in 1995

Critics Award Best Actress - Virasat in 1998

Critics Award Best Actress - Hu Tu Tu in 2000

Critics Award Best Actress - Astitva in 2001

Critics Award Best Actress - Cheeni Kum in 2007

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Haider in 2014

Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) - Ninne Pelladutha in 1996

Screen Awards

Screen Award for Best Actress - Astitva in 2001

Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics) - Cheeni Kum in 2007

Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress - Haider in 2015

Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 (along with Shahid Kapoor) in 2015

International Indian Film Academy Awards

IIFA Best Actress Award for Chandni Bar in 2002

IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award for Haider in 2015

Acting Entry

Tabu has started her acting career with the Bollywood film "Bazaar" in a small role and "Hum Naujawan", as a child artist. Her first lead debut in telugu film Coolie No.1, hindi debut as a lead is Pehla Pehla Pyar.

Film Career

Tabu had eight releases in 1996, In those two films Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet went on to be hits. For the film Maachis shewon her first National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance. She debuted in Kollywood through the film Kadhal Desam directed by Kathir with Abbas and Vineeth. she starred in two successful multi-starrer films Biwi No.1 and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United. They were the first and second biggest hits of that year respectively.

Tabu starred in her first Hollywood film, The Namesake, directed by Mira Nair. The film was a big hit overseas. In 2012, she featured in her second Hollywood film, Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee. In this she played a supporting role as the mother of the protagonist. Tabu has acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali films and in American production- The Namesake.

Movies acted by Tabu

1982: Bazaar(Hindi)

1986: Hum Naujawan(Hindi)

1991: Coolie No. 1(Telugu)

1992: Mashooq(Hindi)

1994: Pehla Pehla Pyar(Hindi), Vijaypath(Hindi)

1995: Prem(Hindi), Saajan Ki Baahon Mein(Hindi), Sisindri(Telugu), Haqeeqat(Hindi)

1996: Himmat(Hindi), Kadhal Desam(Tamil), Tu Chor Main Sipahi(Hindi), Jeet(Hindi), Kaalapani(Malayalam), Maachis(Hindi), Saajan Chale Sasural(Hindi), Ninne Pelladata(Telugu)

1997: Darmiyaan: In Between(Hindi), Virasat(Hindi), Border(Hindi), Iruvar(Tamil), Chachi 420(Hindi)

1998: Thaayin Manikodi(Hindi), Aavida Maa Aavide(Telugu), 2001: Do Hazaar Ek(Hindi)

1999: Hu Tu Tu(Hindi), Biwi No.1(Hindi), Kohram(Hindi), Hanuman(English), Hum Saath-Saath Hain(Hindi), Thakshak(Hindi)

2000: Hera Pheri(Hindi), Kandukondain Kandukondain(Tamil), Tarkieb(Hindi), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar(Hindi),Shikari(Hindi), Astitva(Hindi), Ghaath(Hindi), Snegithiye(Tamil), Cover Story(Malayalam)

2001: Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya(Hindi), Chandni Bar(Hindi), Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa(Hindi)

2002: Maa Tujhhe Salaam(Hindi), Filhaal...(Hindi), Chennakesava Reddy(Telugu), Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai(Hindi), Saathiya(Hindi)

2003: Abar Aranye(Bengali), Khanjar: The Knife(Hindi), Hawa(Hindi), Jaal: The Trap(Hindi), Maqbool(Hindi)

2004: Main Hoon Na(Hindi), Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities(Hindi)

2005: Bhaggmati – The Queen of Fortunes(Hindi), Andarivaadu(Telugu), Silsiilay(Hindi)

2006: Shock(Telugu), Fanaa(Hindi), The Namesake(English)

2007: Sarhad Paar(Hindi), Cheeni Kum(Hindi), Om Shanti Om(Hindi)

2008: Idi Sangathi(Telugu), Pandurangadu(Telugu)

2010: Toh Baat Pakki!(Hindi), Khuda Kasam(Hindi)

2011: Urumi(Malayalam)

2012: Life of Pi(English)

2013: David(Hindi), David(Tamil)

2014: Jai Ho(Hindi), Haider(Hindi)

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