Tabu

4 Nov 1970

Actor

Tabu (born Tabassum Hashmi, on 4 November 1970) is an Indian film actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and she holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's Critics Award for Best Female Performer, with four.

Despite a few exceptions, Tabu 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 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 also drew major praise.

Regarded as one of the most talented Indian female actors of her generation, Tabu is known to be selective about her film roles and has once said, "I do films which move me and most of all, the unit and the director should appeal to me." She is the recipient of the 2011 Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award.

Photos

No photos.

Filmography (51 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···अंधाधुन
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor
(movie, 2018)
···संजू
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Herself (Cameo))
(movie, 2017)
···Golmaal Again
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2015)
···Drishyam
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Haider
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Jai Ho
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Geeta Agnihotri)
(movie, 2013)
···David
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Frenny)
(movie, 2012)
9.3Life of Pi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
By: Ang Lee
Role: Actor (as Gita Patel)
(movie, 2011)
···Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai
Role: Actor
(movie, 2010)
···Toh Baat Pakki!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rajeshwari 'Rajjo' S. Saxena)
(movie, 2007)
···Cheeni Kum
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nina Verma)
(movie, 2006)
···The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ashima Ganguli)
(movie, 2006)
···Fanaa
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Malini Tyagi)
(movie, 2006)
···Sarhad Paar
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as Pammi)
(movie, 2005)
···Andarivaadu
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Shanti)
(movie, 2004)
···Main Hoon Na
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Special Appearance)
(movie, 2004)
···Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities
Role: Actor (as Meenaxi)
(movie, 2003)
···Maqbool
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Nimmi)
(movie, 2002)
···Filhaal...
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rewa Singh)
(movie, 2002)
···Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Shalu)
(movie, 2001)
···Chandni Bar
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mumtaz P. Sawant)
(movie, 2000)
···शिकारी
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2000)
···Astitva
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Aditi Pandit)
(movie, 2000)
···Cover Story
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jasmine Khan)
(movie, 2000)
···Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!!
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Kamya Lal)
(movie, 2000)
···Ghaath
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kavita Chaudhary)
(movie, 2000)
···Hera Pheri
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar)
(movie, 2000)
···Kandukondain Kandukondain
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sowmya)
(movie, 2000)
···Shikari
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Suman)
(movie, 2000)
···Snegithiye
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Musical
Role: Actor (as ACP Gayatri)
(movie, 2000)
···Tarkieb
Role: Actor (as Roshni Choubey)
(movie, 1999)
···Hu Tu Tu
Genre: Drama
By: Gulzar
Role: Actor (as Panna)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Role: Actor (as Sadhana)
(movie, 1999)
···Kohram
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Insp. Kiran Patekar)
(movie, 1999)
···Thakshak
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Suman Dev)
(movie, 1998)
···Hanuman
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Anja)
(movie, 1997)
···Chachi 420
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Janki Paswan)
(movie, 1997)
···Virasat
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gehna)
(movie, 1996)
···Siraichalai
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 1996)
···Himmat
Role: Actor (as Anju)
(movie, 1996)
···Jeet
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tulsibai)
(movie, 1996)
···Kadhal Desam
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
By: Kathir
Role: Actor (as Divya)
(movie, 1996)
···Kala Pani
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Parvathi)
(movie, 1996)
···Maachis
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
By: Gulzar
Role: Actor (as Veerandra 'Veeran')
(movie, 1996)
···Ninne Pelladatha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mahalaxmi · Pandu)
(movie, 1996)
···Saajan Chale Sasural
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Divya Khurana)
(movie, 1996)
···Tu Chor Main Sipahi
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kajal)
(movie, 1995)
···Haqeeqat
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sudha Ravi Malhotra)
(movie, 1995)
···Prem
Genre: Musical, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lachi · Sonia Jetley)
(movie, 1994)
···Pehla Pehla Pyar
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sapna)
(movie, 1991)
···Coolie No. 1
Role: Actor