Akhtar Sayyedwrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Niece of Shabana Azmi. Sister of 80's star Farah. Her real name is Tabassum Hashmi Daughter of Jamaal Hashmi. Born on 4th Nov. 1970 in Hyderabad.
Tabu started her career with a small role in Dev Anand’s movie “Hum Naujawan”. She played his daughter in the movie. Then she got a break as an lead actress in the movie “Prem” but it released in 1995 after her four movies got released. 1996 released “Machis” became the land mark movie in Tabu’s life. After that she didn’t turn back. She became the first choice for directors like Gulzaar sahab, Mahesh Manjreakr, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vishal Bhardwaj etc…she has shown her acting talent in the movies like Machis, Astitva, Chandni Bar, Filhaal, Namesake, Thakshak, Hu Tu Tu, Virasat, Maqbool, Cheeni Kum etc. & also became the first choice of critics. Machis was a landmark movie in her career. Thakshak, Filhaal. Maqbool, Hu Tu Tu, Virasat,Chini Kum , Astitva etc were huge hits of her career.
She also tried her hands in comedy roles in movies like Kohraam, Hera Pheri, Aamdani Athanni Kharcha Rupaiya.. Etc. But it didn’t work for her. She has sung a song in the movie “Ghaat”
Her father Jamaal Hashmi, played a small role in Kaifi Azmi’s movie “Garam Hawa”.