Tabu, Biography, Age, Height, Family & More
Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born to Jamal Ali Hashmi and Rizwana in a Hyderabadi Muslim family. Her parents divorced soon after. Her mother was a school-teacher and her maternal grandparents were retired professors who ran a school. Her grandfather, Mohammed Ahsan, was a professor of Mathematics, and her grandmother was a professor of English Literature. She did her schooling at St. Ann’s High School, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad. Tabu moved to Mumbai in 1983 and studied at St. Xavier’s College for 2 years.
She is the niece of Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi and Baba Azmi and the younger sister of actress Farah Naaz. She speaks Telugu, Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Spanish and a little bit of French.
Tabassum Fatima Hashmi (born 4 November 1971),known by the mononym Tabu, is an Indian film actress primarily working in Hindi-language films. She has additionally worked in other regional films in different languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Tabu has often played troubled, complicated women in a range of characters, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent cinema, as well as some American productions. She has won two National Film Awards for Best Actress, six Filmfare Awards, including a record four awards for Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) and one Filmfare Awards South. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.
Tabu’s first credited role came as a teenager in Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan (1985), but her first role as a lead was in the Telugu film Coolie No. 1 (1991). In 1994, she received Best Female Debut for the Hindi action drama Vijaypath. 1996 proved to be an important year for Tabu, as her performance as a young woman affected by the Punjab insurgency in Gulzar’s Maachis won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Moreover, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the romance Ninne Pelladata and gained commercial success with the comedy film Saajan Chale Sasural. In 1999, she played key roles in the top-grossing Bollywood films of the year—the comedy Biwi No.1, and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Further acclaim from critics came her way during these years for her roles in Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), and Chandni Bar (2001), the former 3 winning her Filmfare Best Actress (Critics), and the latter earning her a second National Film Award for Best Actress.