Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, known as Tabu, is an actress of great acting prowess. She is famous for her work in realistic movies like ‘Astitva’, ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Cheeni Kum’. Tabu is the living museum and institution of acting for upcoming artists.
Born in 1971, Padma Shri winner Tabu worked in Hindi, English, Tamil and Malayalam movies. She is a versatile actress and proved her worth in comedy and commercial movies also. He shared the screen with stars such as Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor and Sunny Deol.
Tabu : Early Life and Personal Details
She was born on 4th November, 1971, in Hyderabad, Telangana. Her father, Jamal Hashmi is an actor and her mother, Rizwana is a school teacher. Her elder sister Farah Naaz is an actress. She attended St. Anns High School, Hyderabad for early education. She completed her graduation in Electronics from St. Xavier’s College of Mumbai.
The talented and beautiful Tabu is 5 feet 8.5 inches tall with long black hair and dark brown eyes. This scorpion actress is Muslim by religion. Besides acting, her hobbies are collecting perfumes, writing poems and reading books. She is a huge fan of Sanjeev Kumar and Salma Hayek.
At the age of 45, she is still unmarried. In the past, media reported her romance with Sajid Nandiadwala, Sanjay Kapoor and Akkineni Bagarjuna.
Tabu : Career
Tabu starred in a few movies as a child artist. She made her debut as a leading actress in the 1994 movie ‘Pehla Pehla Pyar’. She tasted her first success with ‘Vijaypath’ featuring with Ajay Devgn. Her other hit movies are ‘Jeet’, ‘Border’, ‘Chachi 420’ and ‘Virasat’. She showed her comic timing in movies like ‘Biwi No. 1’ and ‘Hera Pheri’.
Tabu was at the peak of her career after the millennium. She worked in critically acclaimed movies such as ‘Astitva’, ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Maqbool’. Her role as Mumtaz in ‘Chandni Bar’ garnered much credit for her. She further rose to prominence with her role as a bold and rebellious wife in ‘Asitva’.
She established herself as one of the leading ladies of Bollywood with many hit movies. Some notable movies are ‘Fanaa’, ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Haider’ and ‘Drishyam’. She enjoys great success in movie of all genres.
Besides Hindi movie, she worked in few international projects. She represented India in World cinema with ‘The Namesake’ and ‘Life of Pi’. Her upcoming movie ‘Golmaal Again’ is going to hit theatres in 2017.
Tabu : Awards
In her glittering career, Tabu garnered much appreciation and accolades for her acting skills. She received the National Film Awards twice for her terrific performance in ‘Maachis’ and ‘Chandni Bar’. She won prestigious Filmare Awards for 5 times.
In 2011, Government of India honored Tabu with Padma Shri for her contribution to the Indian cinema. Further, she owns IFFA Awards, Stardust Awards and Zee Cine Awards in her trophy cabinet.
Tabu : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Tabu has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. She made her assets from acting and brand endorsements. Her payment is around 1 to 2 Crore per film. She has endorsed brands like Vaseline and Shuddhi Jewels TVC.
Tabu resides in a 3 BHK flat in Andheri, Mumbai. She owns Jaguar XF and Toyota Fortuner in her car collection. She is active in Instagram and boasts more than 814k followers.
Despite being a celebrity, she lives a simple life. She is a vegan and her favorite dish is Samosa. She keeps herself fit and fine with daily workout and yoga. Tabu is smitten with her hair and always keep same hair style.