Tabu

Known for her beauty and willingness to stretch beyond the trappings of lighter Bollywood fare, acclaimed Indian actress Tabu has managed to carve out a niche making serious movies that highlight her dramatic skills ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1970 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Filmography

Actor (20)

Drishyam 2015 (Movie)

IG Meera Deshmukh (Actor)

Maqbool 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Haider 2014 (Movie)

Ghazala (Actor)

Jai Ho 2014 (Movie)

Riya Agnihotri (Actor)

Maa Tujhhe Salaam 2014 (Movie)

Captain Sonia Khanna (Actor)

David 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life of Pi 2012 (Movie)

Gita Patel (Actor)

Toh Baat Pakki 2010 (Movie)

Rajeshwari (Actor)

Dil Bole Hadippa! 2008 (Movie)

Zaara Hayaat Khan (Actor)

Pappu Has Passed 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cheeni Kum 2007 (Movie)

Nina Verma (Actor)

Om Shanti Om 2007 (Movie)

Cameo (Actor)

Sarhad Paar 2007 (Movie)

Pammi (Actor)

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Ashima (Actor)

Tarkieb 2000 (Movie)

Roshni Choubey (Actor)

Cover Story 1999 (Movie)

Jasmine Khan (Actor)

Hanuman 1998 (Movie)

Anja (Actor)

Iruvar 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Maachis 1996 (Movie)

Viran (Actor)

Vijaypath 1994 (Movie)

Mohini 'Mona' (Actor)

Biography

Known for her beauty and willingness to stretch beyond the trappings of lighter Bollywood fare, acclaimed Indian actress Tabu has managed to carve out a niche making serious movies that highlight her dramatic skills. Although she has starred in some popular features such as the anti-war epic "Border" (1997) and the comedy "Biwi No. 1" (1999), her best-known work has been in smaller, more dramatically substantial productions. In 1996, Tabu played one of the leads in the political thriller "Maachis," a film set during the 1984 Punjab riots and the makings of a terrorist. A year later, Tabu co-starred in the family drama "Virasat" (1997), for which she was nominated for the Hindi Filmfare Award for best actress. Her role in another drama, "Hu Tu Tu" (1999), did finally land her the Filmfare Award, and in 2000 for her role in "Astitva," she walked away with the critics' award for best actress. She later starred opposite actors Irrfan Kahn and Pankaj Kapoor in an Indian version of "Macbeth" (2003). The majority of her work has been in her homeland, but Tabu ventured into Hollywood filmmaking with Mira Nair's "The Namesake" (2006) and Ang Lee's stylish "Life of Pi" (2012).

Relationships

Shabana Azmi Actor

Aunt

Jamal Hashmi Actor

Father

EDUCATION

St Xavier's College

1983 - 1985
Left school after two years to become an actress.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi"

2006

Made first Hollywood film with "The Namesake"

1996

Plays the lead in blockbuster "Maachis"

1994

Becomes huge star in "Vijaypath"

1985

Makes official debut in "Hum Naujawan"

Bonus Trivia

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In 2013, she was charged with being involved in a 14-year-old poaching incident of a protected blackbuck.

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