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Overview (3)

Born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Birth NameTabassum Hashmi
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 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: We Stand United (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)

Trivia (11)

Indian model.
Niece of Shabana Azmi. Tabu's mom Rizwana is Shabana Azmi's sister.
Younger sister of 80s actress 'Farha'.
Daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana.
Cousin to Bollywood actor Kamran Rizvi.
Cinematogtapher Sameer Arya is her cousin.
Father Jamal Hashmi was a actor.
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.

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