Tabu is an award-winning Indian actress who has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and English films. She has won the coveted National Film Award for Best Actress twice. She is best known for her critically acclaimed acting in many films rather than achieving box office success. She is considered one of the finest and most versatile actresses in the country.Tabassum “Tabu” Hashmi began her career in the film Hum Naujawan (1985) but came into prominence with her role in Vijaypath (1994) opposite Ajay Devgan for which she received the Filmfare Best Debut Award. This was followed by many films that did not do well as the box office. She had a minor success with Biwi No.1.
Her biggest hit in the West has been the film The Namesake (2007). Her recent release Cheeni Kum has done quite well in overseas as well as in India. She played the part of a 34 year-old woman who is romanced by a 64 year-old Amitabh Bachchan. She recently signed renowned dress designer Vikram Phadnis’ directorial debut. It most likely will also star Salman Khan and another actress.