Tabu Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, popularly known as Tabu is a versatile Indian actress. She has worked in many Tamil, Telugu, Bollywood, English, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali Films. She is the recipient of two awards first one is Padam Shri and the National Film Award by the Government of India.

Tabu is widely regarded as one of India’s most outstanding actors, having portrayed complex, fascinating women in a variety of roles, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and indie cinema, as well as several American productions.

Height / Weight / Age

Tabu was born on 4th November 1971 and is currently 50 years old. Tabu’s weight is nearly 65 kg and her height is 172 cm (1.72 m).  Her body figure measurement is 34-28-37. Her beautiful looks are complemented by her dark brown eyes and long black hair.

Net Worth

Tabu has done several films across the Indian and Western entertainment industries. Earning through these films, she has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million and charges approximately Rs. 2 crores per film. 

Education / Family

She passed her school from St. Anns High School, Hyderabad, and graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in Electronics. She belongs to the Hyderabadi Muslim Family and follower of Islam. Tabu’s father, Jamal Hashmi, was an actor and her mother, Rizwana, is a school teacher. She has also an elder sister, Farah Naaz, who was an actress.

Mohammed Ahsan, her grandfather, was a Mathematics professor and her grandmother is also an English Teacher. She is the niece of cinematographer Baba Azmi and actress Shabana Azmi. She met Sanjay Kapoor on the set of the Film “Prem”. While their shooting they started dating each other.

Her next film was the director and producer Sajid Nadiadwala they were dating each other at that time. After Sajid, She fell in love with Superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna but Nagarjuna was already a married man. They dated each other for 10 years and later she realized that he would not leave his wife for her so the relationship came to end.


Tabassum Fatima Hashmi

Nickname Tabu
Birth Place Nanakmatta, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India
Date Of Birth 4th November 1971
Age 51 Years
Height In centimetres – 172 cm

In feet and inches – 5’8”

Weight In kilograms – 65 kg

In pounds – 143 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Scorpio
School St. Anns High School, Hyderabad
College St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Religion Islam
Nationality Indian
Home Town Hyderabad and Now Mumbai
Debut Telugu Movie – Coolie No. 1 (1991)

Bollywood Movie – Hum Naujawan (1985, as a child actor)

Fathers Name Jamal Hashmi (Actor)


Tabu's father
Tabu’s father

Mothers Name Rizwana (School teacher)


Tabu with her mother
Tabu with her mother

Brothers None
Sister Farah Naaz (Elder sister, Former actress)


Tabu with her sister
Tabu with her sister

Career / Fashion And Style

Tabu’s career started with the Telugu Film “Coolie No.1”. Tabu made her Bollywood debut in the film “Pehla Pehla Pyar”. But she received fame from the movie “Vijaypath”, with Ajay Devgn”. She bagged a Filmfare Award for the “Best Female Debut” for her performance. Further, she worked in “Jeet” and “Saajan Chale Sasural.”

In 1996, she got the Telugu film “Ninne Pelladata” which was a blockbuster. She was praised for her performances in films “Maachis(1996)”, “Chachi 420(1997)”, “Virasat(1997)”, “Humm Saath Saath Hain(1999)”, “Biwi no.1(1999)”, “Hera Pheri (2000)”, “Maqbool”, “Fanaa(2006)”, “Drishyam(2014)”, “Jai Ho (2014)”, “Golmaal Again(2017)” and “Andhadhun(2018)”. She has also worked in international films like “The Namesake” and “Life of Pi”.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Still, Tabu is an unmarried woman. He has a long history of dating and relationships with her co-actors.

Boyfriends Sanjay Kapoor,


Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Sanjay
Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Sanjay

Sajid Nadiadwala,

Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Sajid
Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Sajid

Akkineni Nagarjuna

Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Akkineni
Tabu with her ex-boyfriend Akkineni

Marital Status Unmarried
Husband None

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Tabu’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Sanjeev Kumar
Favorite Actress Salma Hayek
Favorite Film Golmaal (1979)
Favorite Sport Not Known
Favorite Food Samosa


Some Interesting Facts About Tabu

  • Tabu is a pure vegetarian.
  • She has a hobby of collecting perfumes, reading Books, and writing poems
  • Despite being an actress, she likes to live a simple life.
  • She likes to fit her body so she goes to the gym and does yoga daily.
  • Besides, Hindi she knows Urdu, Telugu, and English as well.
  • She does not have good relations with her father and doesn’t want to see him.
  • When she was very young, she was accompanied by her elder sister Farah Naaz to an outstation for a shooting where she accused Jackie Shroff of molesting her.
  • On April 5, 2018, she along with her co-stars of the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”, was accused of killing a blackbuck during the time of the shooting but later she was exempted from all the charges by the Jodhpur Court, and Salman Khan was found guilty and sentenced.