Tabu Biography, Facts & Life Story

Tabu Indian Actress

Quick Facts

Nickname:Tabu

Full Name:Tabassum Fatima

Profession:Actress

Nationality:Indian

Age (as of 2019):47 years old

Date of Birth:November 4, 1971

Birthplace:Hyderabad, India

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)

Weight:65 kg (143 lbs)

Body Measurements:34-28-37 inches

Bra Size/Breast:34B

Waist:28 Inches

Hips:37 Inches

Bodytype:Hourglass

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Reading, Writing Poems, Collecting Perfumes

Favorite Actor:Roger Federer, Sanjeev Kumar

Favorite Actress:Salma Hayek, Sania Mirza

Favorite Female Singer:Shreya Ghoshal

Favorite Food:Samosa

Favorite Destination:Goa, Paris

Favorite Color:Black, Blue, White


Tabu is a popular Indian movie actress who performed in a number of movies of different languages like Hindi, Tamil, English, Telugu; Marathi, Malayalam, and Bengali movies. She is considered amongst the top Paid actress of Indian film Industry. Tabu is presently 48 years old and was born in Hyderabad, India on 4th November 1971. She has received two National Film Awards as well as six Filmfare Awards, covering a recorded four Critic Awards for the best actress. Tabu was also awarded with Padma Shri Award by Indian government in the year 2011. Her complete name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi and Tabu is her nickname.

Tabu made her first debut with the movie “Hum Naujawan” as a child star. She worked in a number of megahit movies including Virasat, Kaalapaani, Hu Tu Tu, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Chandni Bar, Astitva, Cheeni Kum, Maqbool, Drishyam, Andhadhun and Haider. Tabu has also played supporting and leading roles in numerous commercially successful movies, including Vijaypath, Coolie No.1, Jeet, Ninne Pelladata, Border, Saajan Chale Sasural, Biwi No.1, Chachi 420 etc.

Tabu is a commercially famous actress all across India. Her net worth is $7 million and her salary is 3 to 4 crore rupees for a single movie. She completed her graduation in electronics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She was born to Jamal Hashmi her father and Rizwana her mother in Hyderabad.  Tabu was born in a Muslim family. Her parents divorced very soon after her birth. Tabu’s mother was a school teacher and her parental grandparents were also retired teachers who ran a school. Her grandfather named Mohammed Ahsan was a Mathematics professor, and her grandma was English Literature professor. She is the niece of Tanvi Azmi, Baba Azmi and Shabana Azmi as well as the younger sister of famous actress Farah Naaz. Tabu can fluently speak Urdu, Telugu, English and Hindi. She has an elder sister named Farah Naaz. Tabu is Muslim by religion and she is an Indian nationality holder.  Tabu’s current marital status is unmarried. She had affairs with a number of Bollywood actors like Sanjay Kapoor, Sajid Nadiadwala and Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Facts You Never Knew About Tabu!

    • Only a few individuals are familiar with the fact that Tabu is the niece of cinematographer Baba Azmi and legendary actress Shabana Azmi.
    • Tabu never done any experiment on her hairs, they are in similar style and color since she started acting.
    • Tabu is a fitness freak; she regularly practices Yoga and goes to gym.
    • She was bestowed with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2011.
    • His Full name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi
    • Tabu went to St. Anns High school in Hyderabad city. After that, she settled in Mumbai in the year1983 and completed her studies from St. Xavier’s College for 2 years.
    • Her first released Hindi movie as a leading woman was Pehla Pehla Pyar, which went unobserved.
    • In the year 1999, Tabu appeared in two multi-starrer successful movies; Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Biwi No.1. These movies were the first and second megahits of that respective year.

Tabu Education

Qualification: Graduate in Electronics

School: St. Ann's High School, Hyderabad

College: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

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Tabu Career

Profession: Actress

Debut TV Series/Movie: 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)

Salary: 1-2 INR Crore Per Film

Net Worth: $275 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Jamal Hashmi

Mother: Rizwana (school teacher)

Brother(s): No brothers.

Sister(s): Farah Naaz (elder Sister, actress)

Marital Status: Unmarried

Ex Boyfriends:

Sajid Nadiadwala (director, producer)
Sanjay Kapoor (actor, producer)
Akkineni Nagarjuna (Telugu actor)



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