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Overview (3)

Born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Birth NameTabassum Fatima Hashmi
Height 5' 6¼" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's Critics Award for Best Female Performer, with four. With few exceptions, she is best known for acting in artistic, low-budget films that go on to garner more critical appreciation than substantial box-office figures. Her appearances in commercially successful films were few, and her parts in these films were small, such as Border (1997), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Biwi No. 1 (1999) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). Her most notable performances include Maachis (1996), Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), Chandni Bar (2001), Maqbool (2003) and Cheeni Kum (2007). Her leading role in Mira Nair's American film The Namesake (2006) also drew major praise.

Regarded as one of the most talented Indian actresses of her generation, Tabu is known to be selective about her film roles. She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2011 by the Government of India for her contributions towards the arts.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tariq I. Samy (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Family (2)

Parents Jamal Hashmi
Rizwana Hashmi
Relatives Farha Naaz (sibling)

Trade Mark (2)

Impactful voice.
Distinctive choice of roles portraying both strong willed and independent as well as emotionally vulnerable women.

Trivia (18)

Indian model.
Niece of Shabana Azmi. Tabu's mom Rizwana (Rezvanah Naaz) is Shabana Azmi's sister. Tabu mom acted in the movie Diljalaa as Jackie Shroff's mother.
Younger sister of 80s actress 'Farha'.
Daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana.
Cousin to Bollywood actor Kamran Rizvi. When Kamran was very young, his father divorced his mother and married Tabu's maternal aunt.
Cinematogtapher Sameer Arya is her cousin.
Father Jamal Hashmi was a actor. He was a actor from Pakistan who later migrated to India and did the film Garam Hawa and Ek Nazar with Amitabh Bachchan.
Cinematographer Ishan Arya is her mom's brother. He is married to Subha Arya.
Has 2 step sisters. From her fathers second marriage.
Her father owned a coffee shop in Hyderabad called "Jannat" in the 1980's.
Father Jamal Hashmi remarried a lady named Hasina Hashmi. They had two daughters . Haya Hashmi born in 1985 and Sana Hashmi born in 1986. Hasina's brothers were managers at Jamal Hashmi's coffee shop.
Signed Shekhar Kapur's Champion opposite Sunny Deol and Naam O Nishan opposite Sanjay Dutt in 1986/87. She was 16 years old. Champion was later shelved and Tabu was dropped from Naam O Nishaan.
Starred in the shelved film "Savitri"(2003) Starring Tabu, Rahul Dev, Vijay Raaz,Directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy.
Starred in the shelved movie "Aas"(2004) Starring Tabu, Inder Kocchar,Produced and Directed by Prabhakar Shukla.
Starred in the shelved movie UTV's "Bombay High"(Hello Zindagi) (2008) Starring Tabu, R. Madhavan, Soniya Mehra,Music by Sandeep Chowta, Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Directed Nupur Asthana.
The Government of India bestowed upon her it's fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri, in 2011.
Won the National Film Award for Best Actress consecutively for her performances in ASTITVA(2000) and CHANDNI BAR(2001).
Record holder for most wins in the Filmfare Best Actress(Critics) category with 4 and most Filmfare nominations for Best Actress without winning the trophy with 6.

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