Tabu Biography – Full Name, Age, Husband Name, Height, Wiki, Movies List and More

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi (Tabu) Biography – Age, Husband, Children, Height, Wiki, Movies list,  ,Education, Sister ,Cast , Boyfriend , Family , Parents and More

She is an Indian film actress, known for her work in Bollywood as well as English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bengali films.

Hardly people know that her real name is not Tabu but Tabassum Fatima Hashmi and she belongs to an Islamic family. She is considered as one of the most accomplished actresses in India.

She did her film only at the age of 14, although she has not done any course for acting, but even today she is included in one of the best actresses.

Two of his best films came in 1999 when he played supporting roles in Bollywood films-comedy Biwi No.1 and family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Both the films were included in the list of highest grossing films.

Tabu’s biography

Name Tabassum Fatima Hashmi
Nick Name Taboo ,Tabby, Tubs, Tabs, Tubba, Tabloid, Tablet, Tabby and Tobasco
Birthday 4 November 1971
Age 50 years (until 2021)
Birth Place Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Education Bachelor in Electronics
School St NS High School, Hyderabad
College Name St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Religion Islam
Citizenship Indian
Zodiac Scorpio
Hobbies collecting perfume, writing poems, reading books
Figure 34-30-34
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight  65 Kg
Eye Color dark brown
Hair Color Black
Occupation film actress
Beginning (Debut) English Film (Actress)  – Inferno (1997)
Hindi Film (Actress) –
 Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994)
Marathi Film – Astitva (2000)
Bengali Film – Abar Aranye (2003)
Boyfriend Sajid Nadiadwala (Director, Producer)
Sanjay Kapoor (Actor, Producer)
Akikkinani Nagarjuna (Telugu Actor)
Marital Status   Single

Birth and Early Life of Tabu

Tabu aka Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born on 4 November 1971 in the family of father Jamal Hashmi and mother Rizwana.

When Tabu was young, her parents got divorced. She hates her father ever since her father left her and never wants to see him again in her life. For them his mother is his father.

He was born in a teacher’s family. His father Jamal Hashmi was an actor and mother was a school teacher. His maternal grandparents were retired professors who ran a school. His grandfather, Mohammad Ahsan, was a mathematics professor, and his grandmother was a professor of English literature.

Due to no connection with the film world, he got the opportunity to act in films very late. His only hope was his aunt Shabana Azmi, then a film actress.

Tabu also has an elder sister who has worked as an actress in films. Earlier, her elder sister Farha rocked the films but could not maintain stardom. Farha left Bollywood after marriage and settled in married life with Dara Singh’s son. Tabu entered after Farha left films.

Tabu education qualification

Tabu did her early studies from St. Anne’s High School, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad. After that she moved to Mumbai in 1983 to complete her further studies and joined St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai from where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in electronics.

Tabu Family

Father’s Name  (Father’s Name) Jamal Hashmi (Actor)
Mother ( Mother’s Name ) Rizwana (School Teacher)
Sister’s name (Sister  ‘S Name) Farah Naaz (Actress)

Tabu Affairs, Boyfriend

Tabu and Sanjay Kapoor

Sanjay was cast opposite Tabu in his first film Prem. The two started dating during the making of their film. During the shooting, both of them lived together for most of the time and were enjoying their life.

But all of a sudden what went wrong between the two, due to which suddenly there were cracks in their relationship as both the actors had stopped talking to each other by the end of the shooting of the film.

Sajid Nadiadwala and Tabu

After the death of actress Divya Bharti, his sympathy turned into love for Sajid. Before Divya Bharti’s death, Tabu and Sajid were just good friends.

The real love between Sajid Nadiadwala and Tabu started when she was working as an actress in the film Jeet directed by Sajid.

The two spent a lot of time together during the shooting of the film and in fact they started dreaming of marriage with Sajid. But Sajid was hesitant to commit to him as he still had feelings for his wife Late Divya.

He asked Sajid several times to forget his past and start afresh with their new relationship. Sajid stuck to his decision and in the end both also ended.

Tabu and Akkini Nagarjuna

South star Akkineni Nagarjuna entered as the third person in the life of Tabu, who was betrayed by her first boyfriend. But his affair with Nagarjuna was very painful.

Nagarjuna was already married when he started dating Tabu. After a long ten years with the married man, she realized that he was not going to leave his wife. Because Nagarjuna was already married twice and he was in no mood to get married for the third time. This made him realize that he would never be able to get the status of a wife in his life.

Thinking of this, Tabu made up his mind to break a 10-year relationship with him and later ended his relationship with Nagarjuna as well.

Why Tabu never married

Tabu has never liked partying. She does her work and goes back home. If anyone in the Bollywood industry is his best friend, it is Ajay Devgn and Farah Khan. He says that he is the most comfortable in Farah’s house.

Tabu shares a very special bond with Ajay Devgan. They have been neighbors of each other since the beginning. Both also studied together from the same college and during their college, Ajay did not allow any boy near him. Even if someone tried to come near him, Ajay would beat him up.

Recalling the old days, in an interview to Mumbai Mirror in 2017, Tabu had said:

“Yes, Ajay and I have known each other for 25 years. He was a neighbor and close friend of my cousin Sameer Arya, who was part of my growing up years and that laid the foundation for our relationship. When I was young, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, go after me and threaten to beat up any boy caught talking to me. He was a big badass and if I am single today, it is because of Ajay. I hope he will repent and repent of what he has done. “

Tabu’s Career

Career as a child actor –

Tabu made her Bollywood debut at the age of 14, acting as a child artist in the film “Baazaar” (1982) and three years later in the film “Hum Naujawan.(1985). She played Dev Anand in the film “Hum Naujawan”. Played the role of daughter of

Career as a leading actress –

Tabu started her acting career as an actress in the year 1991 with the Telugu film “Coolie No. 1”. His first Bollywood film was released in the year 1994 at the box office named Pehla Pehla Pyaar. Which failed miserably.

He worked with Ajay Devgan in his hit film “Vijaypath”. For her best performance in the film, she was awarded the Best Female Actor Award.

Early stardom –

Tabu emerged as an actress in the year 1996. He had eight releases that year, of which Jeet and Saajan Chale Sasural were the biggest hits of the year. The same year she received her first National Award in the category of Best Actress for her performance in the superhit film Maachis.

Since then, Tabu never looked back and acted in films like Virasat, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Chandni Bar.

Break and return movies –

He took a break from Bollywood for three years and returned to Bollywood with the blockbuster film Toh Baat Pakki. Although the film was a blockbuster at the box office, his performance was highly praised.

His later films include Drishyam, Haider, Jai Ho and the latest released Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again. All these were declared hits at the box-office.

Movies in other languages –

Apart from Hindi, he has also acted in some regional films. Malayalam film Kalapani did extremely well at the box-office.

So did his Telugu films Ninne Pelladatha and Kandukondain Tamil films like Kandukondain and Kadhal Desam did good business at the box-office.

 Likes and Dislikes of Tabu

Favorite Actor Sanjeev Kumar
Favorite Actorness Salma Hayek
Favorite Food Samosa
Favorite Film Golmaal (Starring Amol Palekar) (1979)

Tabu Controversy

  • When Tabu was just a teenager, she accompanied her elder sister Farah Naaz for an outdoor shoot. There he accused Jackie Shroff of molesting him.
  • On 5 April 2018, Tabu, along with her co-stars from the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”, was granted exemption by a Jodhpur court in the blackbuck killing case as only Salman Khan was found guilty and sentenced. 5 years prison sentence.

Tabu Net Worth

Total Assets  (Net Worth 2021) $2 million
Total assets  in money  (Net Worth In Indian Rupees) 15 crore approx
Per film charge 1 to 2 crores per film.


What is Tabu’s full name?

Tabu’s full name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi.

What is the name of tabu’s husband?

Tabu never married.

Which was Tabu’s first film?

Tabu’s first film was Pehla Pehla Pyaar (1994).


Leave a Comment