Date of Birth: 4-Nov-71
Birth Place: Hyderabad, India
Description: "> Tabu is an Indian film actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and she holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's Critics Award for Best Female Performer, with four. Despite a few exceptions, Tabu is best-known for acting in artistic, low-budget films that go on to garner more critical appreciation than substantial box office figures. Her appearances in commercially successful films were few, and her parts in these films were small, such as Border (1997), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Biwi No.1 and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999). Her most notable performances include Maachis (1996), Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), Chandni Bar (2001), Maqbool (2003) and Cheeni Kum (2007). Her leading role in Mira Nair's American film The Namesake also drew major praise. Regarded as one of the most talented Indian female actors of her generation, Tabu is known to be selective about her film roles and has once said, "I do films which move me and most of all, the unit and the director should appeal to me." She is the recipient of the 2011 Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabu_(actress))
TABU IN NEWS
The latest buzz surrounding Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor is that Rekha has walked out of the project. Fitoor is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and Rekha was playing the all important role of Miss Havisham. We hear that she wasn’t happy with the way her character was shaping up and hence decided to quit the project. What is unusual is that she walked out of the film after a major chunk had already filmed. UTV however has managed to replace her with the only actress possible - Tabu. The Haider star has stepped into Rekha’s shoes and apparently the cast and crew is quite happy with her. In an official statement Aditya Roy Kapoor, the lead actor of the movie stated, “Tabu has given some incredible performances in 'Maqbool', 'The Namesake' and 'Haider' to name a few. She is an actress who has always accepted challenges and I am honored to have her in my film.” Inspite of Tabu’s amazing acting prowess we are not sure how she will fit into the role of the Begum. Here’s hoping Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif finally does materialize.
The music launch of Shamitabh was an event unlike any other we have seen in the past few years. Mega stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan descended on one stage and a number of other celebrities were seen catching up with each other. But one pair that really caught the eyes of the shutterbugs was Tabu and the legendary lyricist Gulzar. The two met like long-lost friends and for the entire night Gulzar saab seemed to have eyes only for the gorgeous Tabu. The two have always been very appreciative of each other’s work and Tabu will also be a part of Meghna Gulzar’s film on the Aarushi case. These lovely pictures definitely prove that Tabu and Gulzar indeed share a special chemistry!