A.k.a / common misspelling: Tabbu
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007102
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabu
Occupation : Actress
Birth Date : 4 November, 1970
Birth Place : Hyderabad
Height : 5' 8
Hair Color : Black
Original Name : Tabassum Hashmi
Languages : Hindi, English
Sister(s) : Farha
Debut Film : Hum Naujawan
Address : Anukool, 2nd Floor, Seven Bungalows, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 058
The beautiful refreshing face, unmeasurable talent and 5'6" tall babe's real name is "Aka Tabassum" born on 4th November. Mother and fathers names are "Rizwana " and "Jamal Hashmi". Her Sister "Farha" is a well known bollywood actress. Tabu started her film career as a child artiste for Dev Anandís Hum Naujawan and since she wasnít the lead actress, Tabu gained little mileage from it. The 1st film she signed on as lead actress was Prem, but finally, Pehla Pehla Pyar released first and launched her as leading lady.
Tabu actually reached the audience as the "Ruk ruk ruk" girl in Vijaypath.In the many movies that Tabu has appeared, one of the most noticeable things is that she wears little or no make-up. This particular trait is not visible among many other actresses of Bollywood. With every film Tabu, has been growing as an actress. Apart from doing Hindi films, Tabu has also worked in a Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. She wins National Award for Maachis (1997), Critis Award for Virasat (Filmfare - 1998). Tabu always likes to attempt characters very different from mainstream like her portrayal of a bar girl in Chandni Bar.