Date of Birth : 04 November 1971
Place of Birth : Hyderabad, India
Younger sister of yesteryear actress Farha, Tabu was discovered by Dev Anand, who gave her a role in a film called 'Hum Naujawan?. He had predicted that Tabu was going to become a leading actress in the years to come. Even though Tabu can?t be exactly classified as a typical Bollywood ?heroine?, but she is some one who over the years has come to be recognized as an actress with an immense amount of talent and caliber. After 'Hum Naujawan? Tabu and was chosen by Satish Kaushik and Boney Kapoor to play the lead role opposite his brother Sanjay Kapoor in his debut film 'Prem'. Though the movie failed miserably at the box office, Tabu did not give up. She struggled with movies like 'Vijaypath' , where she even found herself in situations where she was suppose to do the routine of running behind trees, something which was not exactly her cup of tea. But things changed for the better when Gulzar, who was in the process of making 'Maachis ' was on the lookout for a star cast for the movie, and picked Tabu. She went on to win the National Award for her performance in the movie, and once there, there was no looking back for this talented girl. Right from Priyadarsan to Gulzar to Mahesh Manjrekar and David Dhawan, Tabu has worked with all the top directors of the country. Astitva, Chandni Bar, the south Indain hit Kandukondain, Meenaxi: A Tale of Two cities and Maqbool have been some of Tabu?s most memorable performances.