The 'Haider' actress just turned 43 today and has given much to the film industry through these years. Known for her powerful performances, the actress has garnered much acclaim for her talent and dedication towards acting. As she celebrates her birthday, we take a look at some interesting facts about Tabu; facts that you may not have known before this.
Her real name?
Many actors change their names for more reasons than one. Some do it in a bid to change their luck using astrology and the others just to fit in. Tabu is short for 'Tabassum', 'Tabassum Hashmi'. We believe that the actress is called Tabu with love, a nickname that got popular.
The college she attended?
Tabu was born and brought up in Kolkata. She then moved to the city of dreams (Mumbai) in 1983 and went to St.Xavier's college.
Is she related to Shabana Azmi?
The answer to that question happens to be 'Yes'. Shabana Azmi is an aunt to Tabu. No doubt, acting and talent runs in the family.
How many languages does she speak?
Tabu can speak about four languages- Hindi, English, Telugu and Urdu.
Most number of releases in a year?
Tabu has appeared in about 8 films that released in the year 1996. These films include Himmat, Kadhal Desam (Tamil), Tu Chor Main Sipahi, Jeet, Kaalapani (Malayalam), Maachis, Saajan Chale Sasural and Ninne Pelladata (Telugu). Phew!
Kitne awards the?
The actress has won over 39 awards until now. She has won over two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards for her talent and commendable performances in acting.
Her future projects?
Tabu will soon appear in Meghna Gulzar's fillm titled 'Talwar' and Manoj Bajpai's directorial debut, a psychological thriller which is yet to be named.