Tabu | Biography, Career, Age, Net worth, Movies

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Hitesh Mandot
Date : 30-08-2022
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Tabu is an Indian actress. Tabu received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor in India, from the government in 2011. Tabu has primarily known for acting in Hindi Movies. In surveys of the most attractive celebrities, Tabu is frequently placed highly. The Times of India awarded her the Most Desirable Woman in 2010.

Tabu’s Biography

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Tabu is an Indian actress. Tabu’s birthdate is 4 November 1971. Tabu was born in the year 1971. Tabu’s age is 50 years as of 2022. Tabu’s birthplace is Hyderabad. Tabu’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. Tabu’s father’s name is Jamal Ali Hashmi. Tabu’s mother's name is Rizwana. Tabu’s elder sister is actress Farah Naaz. Tabu is the niece of Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi and Baba Azmi.

A few Telugu and Tamil films also feature Tabu, an Indian actress who typically appears in Hindi-language productions. Tabu has received various honors, including six Filmfare Awards, including a record four for Best Actress, and two National Film Awards for Best Actress (Critics). 
Although Tabu's first starring role was in the Telugu movie Coolie No. 1, she had her first creditable role as a teenager in Dev Anand's Hum Naujawan (1985). Tabu’s first international movie was the 2006 adaptation of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri by Mira Nair. Tabu’s first Hindi movie was Vijaypath.

Tabu received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor in India, from the government in 2011. 


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Tabu’s Family and Education

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Tabu is an Indian actress. Tabu’s birthdate is 4 November 1971. Tabu’s birthplace is Hyderabad. Tabu’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. Tabu’s father’s name is Jamal Ali Hashmi. Tabu’s mother's name is Rizwana. Tabu’s elder sister is actress Farah Naaz. Tabu is the niece of Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi and Baba Azmi.

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born into a Hyderabadi Muslim family to Jamal Ali Hashmi and Rizwana. Tabu’s parents were divorced. Her maternal grandparents were retired professors who ran a school, and her mother was a teacher. Her grandmother was a professor of English literature, and her grandpa, Mohammed Ahsan, was a professor of mathematics. 

Tabu attended St. Ann's High School in Hyderabad's Vijayanagar Colony for her education. In 1983, Tabu relocated to Mumbai and spent two years attending St. Xavier's College.

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Tabu’s Affairs and Relationships


Tabu and Sanjay Kapoor

Even though Sanjay Kapoor, who comes from a well-known Bollywood family, didn't succeed in the movie business, he was able to charm and win the hearts of everyone with his wonderful looks. And Tabu, who was paired opposite him in Prem movie, his directorial debut, couldn't resist his charm. 

Sanjay was Tabu's first significant relationship, and the two had begun dating as they worked on their movie together. Nobody is sure what went wrong, but by the time the movie's production was up, the two actors were no longer friendly. 

In an interview with The Times Of India, Sanjay made the following comments on their brief relationship: I had been dating Tabu at the time, but at the end of it, we had stopped communicating.


Tabu and Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala, a director and producer, was the next man in Tabu's life. When Divya Bharti, Sajid's wife, was alive, Tabu was close to her but had no sentiments for him.

Likewise, following the actress' passing, it might be true that her sympathy had developed into love. Sajid and Tabu have always been close friends, and their relationship only developed as a result of their collaboration in the movie Jeet. Tabu and Sajid made a point of being together frequently, and she even saw a future with him. 

Sajid still harbored feelings for his late wife Divya, therefore he was hesitant to dedicate his life to Tabu. Tabu had accepted the situation, but she wanted Sajid to explain so that he could put his past behind him and concentrate on their love. 


Tabu and Akkineni Nagarjuna

The hardest lesson, which few people have the fortitude to face, was imparted to Tabu by the third guy in her life. She had an affair with Akkineni Nagarjuna, a popular actor in the South. He was the subject of a very unpleasant affair with Tabu. 

When Nagarjuna began dating Tabu, he was already married. Nagarjuna and Tabu were never outspoken about it. Tabu came to the realization that this man would not leave his wife after ten committed years of marriage. As a result, Tabu decided to end her relationship with him. Nagarjuna was reluctant to make a third marriage commitment because of his previous two marriages. Tabu was looking for security in her relationship.
Nagarjuna and Tabu eventually split up, but his second wife Amala gets along well with her husband's rumored ex. 

Nagarjuna stated that Tabu will always be his beautiful companion in an interview with The Times Of India: Tabu is a great friend of mine, yes. Since I was 21 or 22 and she was only 16 years old, our friendship had a long history. That resembles virtually a half-life... Whatever is said about our friendship is less. Regarding her, I have nothing to conceal. My face glows when you speak her name.. (laughs). That's how easy it is. Now, if you want to read anything into what I say when I say stuff like that, that is your choice. I see her as a beautiful friend.


Tabu’s Movies and Career


Tabu’s first movie Coolie No. 1 (1991)

In the action-romance film Coolie No. 1, Ranjani (Tabu) is a wealthy, spoiled, and a rich and spoiled young woman with an I Don't Care outlook on life. Koteswara Rao (Rao Gopal Rao), a wealthy industrialist who lives in Singapore, is Ranjani's father. Ranjani and Raju, a coolie played by Venkatesh, get into a fight. Raju promises to take action against Rajin's arrogance and ego. Ranjani travels to Singapore to visit her father, where she meets Bharat, a wealthy and affluent man who is actually Raju posing as Bharat.

Ranjani develops feelings for Bharat and eventually falls in love with him. Bharat tells the truth after Ranjani and Bharat get married. Ranjani is enraged by this marriage, so she and her father attempt to break it by getting Ranjani married to Gopal (Mohan Babu), the son of Koteswara Rao's friend Buchi Babu (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao).
The remainder of the narrative focuses on Raju's heroic efforts to keep his marriage intact and Ranjani's eventual realization of her error and acceptance of Raju.

A romantic action movie in the Telugu language called Coolie No. 1 was made in 1991 by K. Raghavendra Rao and D. Suresh Babu under the Suresh Productions banner. It featured Tabu, who was making her acting debut, and Venkatesh. Supporting cast members include Sharada, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Mohan Babu, and Brahmanandam. With cinematography by S. Gopal Reddy, editing by K. A. Martand, and music by Ilaiyaraaja. The movie also has a Tamil dub with the same name.


Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)

Shyamsunder (Govinda) is a musically inclined villager who lacks knowledge. He moves to the city and befriends South Indian tabla player Muthuswami (Satish Kaushik). His musical prowess impresses Khurana (Kader Khan), president of the TIPS tape firm, who elevates him to a senior position. When he returns to the hamlet to pay off his obligations, he learns tragically that his wife Pooja (Karisma Kapoor), who had perished in a flood, has passed away. He then weds Divya, Khurana's daughter (Tabu). Shyamsunder discovers his presumed dead wife Pooja at the hospital after Khurana suffers a heart attack. Then, in order to ensure Pooja, he must deceive his two wives, even if that means living a double life.

Sajan Chale Sasural is a 1996 Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Govinda and starring Govinda, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan, and Satish Kaushik. David Dhawan served as the director. This movie is a remake of Allari Mogudu from Telugu (1992). 

The Indian Express ranked Saajan Chale Sasural second among the top five super-hits of 1996 due to its commercial success.


Hera Pheri (2000)

Baburao is an Indian landlord who has poor distance vision and a history of financial difficulties. Raja, one of his tenants, has been bouncing checks for several months. He also has a tenant named Shyam who is trying to fill his late father's shoes by finding work in the city but is having little luck. The three men fight a lot among themselves. The three guys then plan to utilize a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira to get out of their financial difficulties by pretending to be genuine kidnappers, raising the ransom demand, keeping the additional funds for themselves, and then paying Kabira the original ransom demand.

The comedy Hera Pheri, which translates to Foul Play, was released in 2000 in Hindi and was directed by Priyadarshan. It starred Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, and Akshay Kumar. The movie is a remake of Ramji Rao Speaking from Malayalam in 1989. A follow-up to the movie, Phir Hera Pheri, was released in 2006. It is the Hera Pheri franchise's debut entry. The movie went on to become a cult favorite over time. The Indian Express online survey revealed that it was the greatest Bollywood comedy movie of all time.


Drishyam (2015)

Vijay Salgaonkar a cable operator in a small Goan village lives with his wife and two daughters, He is very much crazy about films and could spend a whole night watching it, His teenage daughter Anju goes to a college camp where her MMS is shot by Sam Deshmukh son of IG Meera Deshmukh and Business Tycoon Mahesh Deshmukh. One night Sam comes to Anju's house and blackmails her wanting to have his way on her but gets killed by her mother Nandani. When Vijay returns home he is shocked to see the events and uses his knowledge to dispose of his body of Sam. But he is always under suspicion from his rival Inspector Gaitonde.

Nishikant Kamat is the director of the 2015 Indian thriller movie Drishyam. The movie is a remake of the same named 2013 Malayalam movie. Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran play the key characters in the movie, which was co-produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare, and Abhishek Pathak. Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav play the parents of Devgn and Saran.


Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

In the complex opening scene of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a baba performs some mystifying rituals in order to confine the strong spirit Manjulika to a space. The residents of the haveli leave the mansion after the rite in which Anjulika (Tabu) is attacked by the ghost, and they relocate. Reet (Kiara Advani), the niece of Anjulika, encounters Ruhaan (Kartik Aaryan) on her journey back to Rajasthan 18 years later. 
Then there is some light flirtation and an impromptu dance number in the middle of a snow-covered landscape. After the two narrowly avoid a bad situation, Reet unintentionally learns a secret involving her cousin's sister. A short while later, the attractive Ruhaan finds himself traveling with Reet to the haunted haveli where Manjulika's ghost was imprisoned by her family. The subsequent events are scenes of falsehoods, trickery, stupid laughs, and a few goosebumps.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a 2022 Indian comedy-horror film in the Hindi language that was produced by Murad Khetani and Anjum Khetani under the banner of Cine1 Studios and directed by Anees Bazmee. It was written by Aakash Kaushik and Farhad Samji. The movie, which stars Tabu, Kartik Aaryan, and Kiara Advani, is a stand-alone sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).

On May 20, 2022, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was released. The movie was supposed to hit theaters on July 31, 2020, however, the COVID-19 epidemic caused the release date to be postponed. 

As of July 8, 2022, the movie had taken in 221.33 crores (US$28 million) in India and 45.55 crores (US$5.7 million) abroad for a total worldwide take of 266.88 crores (US$33 million), making it the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.


Tabu’s Career Timeline

YearTabu's Movie ListTabu's Character Names
2022Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2Manjulika/Anjulika
2022Drishyam 2Meera Deshmukh
2020Ala VaikunthapurramulooYasoda Yasu
2020Jawaani JaanemanAnanya
2019De De Pyaar DeManju Rao Mehra
2019BharatMeher/Gudiya Kumar
2018MissingAparna Dubey
2018AndhadhunSimi Sinha
2017Golmaal AgainAnna Matthew
2016FitoorBegum Hazrat Jaan
2015DrishyamIG Meera Deshmukh
2015TalvarReema Kumar
2014Jai HoGeeta Agnihotri Khanna
2014HaiderGhazala Meer
2012Life of PiGita Patel
2010Toh Baat Pakki!Rajeshwari Saxena
2010Khuda KasamNeetu Singh
2008Idi SangathiSwarajyalakshmi
2007Sarhad PaarPammi
2007RakkilippattuACP Gayatri Varma
2007Cheeni KumNina Verma
2007Om Shanti OmHerself
2006FanaaMalini Tyagi
2006The NamesakeAshima
2004Main Hoon NaAparna
2004Meenaxi: A Tale of Three CitiesMeenaxi / Maria Zarkova
2003Abar AranyeAmrita
2003JaalNeha Pandit
2002Maa Tujhhe SalaamCaptain Sonia Khanna
2002Filhaal...Rewa Singh
2002Chennakesava ReddyDevi
2002Zindagi Khoobsoorat HaiShalu
2002SaathiyaSavitri Rao
2001Dil Ne Phir Yaad KiyaRoshni Batra
2001Chandni BarMumtaz
2001Aamdani Atthani Kharcha RupaiyaaMeena
2000Hera PheriAnuradha Panikar
2000Kandukondain KandukondainSowmya
2000TarkiebRoshni Choubey
2000Dil Pe Mat Le YaarKamya Lal
2000AstitvaAditi Pandit
2000GhaathKavita Choudhary
2000SnegithiyeACP Gayatri
2000Cover StoryJasmine Khan
1999Hu Tu TuParveen Panna
1999Biwi No.1Lovely Khurana
1999KohramACP Kiran Patkar
1999Hum Saath-Saath HainSadhna Sharma Chaturvedi
1999ThakshakSuman Dev
1998Aavida Maa AavideArchana
19982001: Do Hazaar EkBillu
1998Thaayin ManikodiAnjali
1997Darmiyaan: In BetweenChitra
1997VirasatGehna Rane
1997BorderYamora Kaur
1997Chachi 420Janki Paswan
1996HimmatAnjali Pathak
1996Kadhal DesamDivya
1996Tu Chor Main SipahiKajal
1996Saajan Chale SasuralDivya Khurana
1996Ninne PelladataMahalakshmi
1995Saajan Ki Baahon MeinKavita Verma
1995HaqeeqatSudha Singh
1994Pehla Pehla PyarSapna
1991Coolie No. 1Ranjani
1985Hum NaujawanPriya


Tabu’s Controversy


Tabu is single because of Ajay Devgn

The ideal on-screen duo of Tabu and Ajay Devgn cannot be forgotten when it comes to the renowned coupling from the 1990s. The actors who are close friends have appeared in a number of big-budget films. The actress from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 spoke about her bond with the Runway 34 actor in a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror. She also acknowledged that Ajay Devgn is to blame for her current status as a single woman.

Before the release of her film Golmaal Again in 2017, Tabu spoke about the reason she never got married in an interview with Mumbai Mirror. Ajay and I have been friends for 25 years, she had said. He was a close friend and neighbor to my cousin Sameer Arya during my formative years, which helped lay the groundwork for our friendship. When I was younger, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, stalk me, and threaten to beat up any boys who were speaking to me. They were the big bullies, and Ajay is the reason I am still unmarried now.


Black Buck legal case

Salman Khan, a well-known Bollywood actor, is accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani, a village in Kankani near Jodhpur, while filming his blockbuster film Hum Saath Saath Hain. He was accused of violating the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, Section 9/51.
His co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu were also charged in what became known as the 1998 Blackbuck Case under Sections 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. However, after being granted the benefit of the doubt, they were all found not guilty.


Tabu's Networth

Tabu has a total net worth of three million dollars, or 22 crore rupees in Indian currency (i.e. Twenty Two Crore INR). She earns the majority of her money via endorsing brands. One of the paid actresses in India is Tabu. Her primary sources of income are movies, commercial sponsorships, stage performances, and her own makeup line, Kay. Trade analysts estimate that Tabu's movie fees range from Rs. 2 to 4 crore. Numerous brands are supported by her.


Tabu’s Awards & Nominations

  • Filmfare Awards 1995 - Best Female Debut for Vijaypath - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 1996 - Best Actress for Maachis - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 1997 - Best Supporting Actress for Jeet - Nominated
  • National Film Awards 1997 - Best Actress for Maachis - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 1998 - Best Actress for Virasat - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 1998 - Best Actress (Critics) for Virasat - Won
  • Priyadarshni Academy Awards 1998 - Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress for  - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2000 - Best Actress for Hu Tu Tu - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2000 - Best Actress (Critics) for Hu Tu Tu - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2000 - Best Supporting Actress for Biwi No.1 - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2001 - Best Actress for Astitva - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2001 - Best Actress (Critics) for Astitva - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2001 - Best Actress for Astitva - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2002 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2002 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Won
  • National Film Awards 2003 - Best Actress for Chandni Bar - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2008 - Best Actress (Critics) for Cheeni Kum - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2008 - Best Actress for Cheeni Kum - Nominated
  • Republic of India 2011 - Civilian Award – Padma Shri for Contribution towards arts of cinema - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • IIFA Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Jagran Film Festival 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress for Haider - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 2016 - Best Supporting Actress for Drishyam - Nominated
  • Times of India Film Awards 2016 - Best Supporting Actress for Drishyam - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2018 - Best Supporting Actress for Golmaal Again - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2019 - Best Actress for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2019 - Best Actress (Critics) for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2019 - Best Actress for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • Femina Beauty Awards 2019 - Creative Icon of the Decade for  - Won
  • Critics Choice Film Awards 2019 - Best Actor – Female for Andhadhun - Nominated
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2021 - Best Supporting Actress for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo - Won


Tabu’s interesting facts and trivia.

  • Prem, one of Tabu's early movies starring Sanjay Kapoor, took eight years to make.
  • Although she has appeared in films in many different languages, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Bengali, Tabu has primarily worked in Hindi.
  • Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, and Neelam Kothari were her Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars in 1998, Tabu was accused of poaching two blackbucks in Kankani along with Salman Khan.
  • Tabu had eight releases in 1996. Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet, two films that debuted in the top five of that year's box office, went on to become successes.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Tabu is an actress in Bollywood
Tabu is not on @tabutiful.
It is allegedly said that Tabu earns 35 Lakhs rupees per month from movies and other sources.
Tabu is 50 years of age as of 2022.
Tabu’s first movie isBazaar. Tabu’s first movie as an actress is Coolie No. 1
Tabu’s famous songs are Rahoon Me Unse Mulakaat Ho Gayi, Ruk Ruk Ruk, and Rang De.
Tabu’s father’s name is Jamal Hashmi.
Tabu’s height is 5.9 feet.
Tabu is unmarried.
Tabu has a net worth of 22 crores rupees as of August 2022
Tabu’s best movies are Sajan Chale Sasural, Viraasat, Drishyam, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
Tabu's zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Tabu's Mother's name is Rizwana
Tabu’s sister’s name is Farah.
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