December 05, 2023

Tabu (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 4, 2020

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Short Biography

Tabu was born as Tabassum Fatima Hashmi on 04-11-1970 in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, India. She is an Indian Film Actress who is best known for her work in Bollywood as well as English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bengali movies.

Other Name: Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, Tabassum Hashmi
Appearance: Bollywood Telugu Tamil Malayalam Marathi Bengali English

Tabu Complete Bio & Career

Tabu’s full name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi. Her parents separated after her birth and she was raised by her maternal grandparents and mother in Hyderabad. After finishing her primary school education from St. Anns High School in Hyderabad, she relocated to Mumbai. She did her junior college from the famous St. Xavier’s college.
Her acting career started as a child artist in the year 1980 when she did a brief role in the Hindi film titled Bazaar. She then portrayed the role of Dev Anand’s daughter in the film called Hum Naujawan in the year 1985. She was signed by Boney Kapoor to play the lead actress role opposite his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor in the film called Prem. The film took 8 years to complete and was among the biggest flop film of that year. Her first released Hindi film was Pehla Pehla Pyar. The film though was hardly noticed. She made her full-fledged acting debut through the super hit Telugu film Coolie No.1 in the year 1991. She shared screen space with Telugu superstar Venkatesh in this film. 
The film which earned her recognition in the Hindi film industry was Vijaypath in the year 1994. She was cast opposite Ajay Devgan in this film and the film was a smash hit at the box-office. This film earned her best Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. The year 1996 saw the emergence of Tabu as an actress to reckon with. She had as many as eight releases that year out of which Jeet and Saajan Chale Sasural were among the biggest hit film of the year. The very same year she received her maiden National Award under the category of Best Actress for her performance in much-acclaimed film Maachis. 
Since then Tabu has never looked back and gave some of the finest performances in films like Virasat, Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United and Chandni Bar among others. The latter film earned her second National Award. She experimented and innovated with two acclaimed films like Namesake and Cheeni Kum. Both films garnered her lot of acclaim and proved that even with offbeat roles she can nail it. She took a break from Bollywood for three years and staged her comeback with the acclaimed film Toh Baat Pakki! The film though boomed at the box-office but her performance was praised. Her later films include Drishyam, Haidar, Jai Ho and the latest released Rohit Shetty’s film Golmaal Again. All of them were declared hit at the box-office. 
In addition to Hindi, she has also acted in some award-winning regional films as well. Malayalam film Kaalapani did exceedingly well at the box-office and so was the performance of her Telugu film Ninne Pelladata. Tamil films like Kandukondain Kandukondain and Kadhal Desam too did a good business at the box-office. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2011 Arts

Tabu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Rizwana and Jamal Hashmi. Actress Farah Naaz is her elder sister who is married to actor Sumeet Saigal. She is the niece of Baba Azmi and Shabana Azmi. She is single till date. She has dated filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, actor Sanjay Kapoor & actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 28
Hip Size 37
Body Figure 34-28-37
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hyderabad
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Anukul, 2nd Floor, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400 058
School St. Ann's High School, Hyderabad
College St. Xaviers College, Mumbai
Qualification Graduate in Electronics
Hobbies Reading & Writing Poems, Collecting Perfumes
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Bollywood Film - Bazaar (1982)
Telugu Film - Coolie No.1 (1991)
Tamil Film - Kadhal Desam (1996)
Malayalam Film - Kaalapani (1996)
English Film - Hanuman (1999)
Marathi Film - Astitva (2000)
Bengali Film - Abar Aranye (2003)
Best Movies Vijaypath (1995), Maachis (1996), Ninne Pelladutha (1996), Astitva (2001), Chandni Bar (2002) among others
Salary 1 to 2 Crore Per Film.
Net Worth USD 2 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Jaguar XF, Toyota Fortuner - and more


Favorite Color Black, Blue, White
Favorite Player Roger Federer , Sania Mirza
Favorite Sport Tennis
Favorite Actress Salma Hayek
Favorite Actor Sanjeev Kumar
Favorite Movie Golmaal (1979)
Favorite Singer Shreya Ghoshal
Favorite Place Goa, Paris
Favorite Food Samosa

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Tabu

  • In addition to Hindi and English, Tabu also speaks Telugu and Urdu languages.
  • Tabu has been given more than a hundred pet names in the industry such as 'Tubs', 'Tabs', to 'Tubby' and various others. But the most popular amongst them is 'Tobler' and 'Toblerone'. Even her email id goes by that name.
  • Tabu was allegedly in a relationship with much married Nagarjuna for almost a decade until they separated in 2012.
  • Tabu is a pure vegetarian. Much against the character that she played in Cheeni Kum where she loves Chicken Biryani, she prefers to remain vegan.
  • Tabu has been a philanthropist since ages and has always lent a helping hand to friends, well-wishers, media persons and even producers in need. With her generous deeds, a popular jocular belief about her is that her bank-balance is perpetually zero.

Tabu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

53 years, 1month, 1 day old age Tabu will turn 54 on 04 November, 2024. Only 10 months, 29 days, 8 hours,30 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Tabu has celebrated the total number of 53 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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