Tabu, is one of the most gifted actors Bollywood industry has ever come across, today the pretty damsel is celebrating her birthday, 4th November. She is turning 43 years old and the actress has still not chosen to marry and settle down.
Recently when she was questioned if marriage was ever on the
cards, she was quick to reply, "People should stop asking me and
Salman about marriage."
Well, though she is frequently asked this personal question, the
actress is more remembered and loved for her unique on-screen
performances in Bollywood movies. Being the relative of yet another
veteran actor, may be acting was in her blood. She is the niece of
Shabana Azmi and Baba Azmi and the younger sister of actress Farah
Taking after her aunt, Tabu was never a typical hot commercial
heroine for long. Though her initial films were of the type, she
slowly transformed into being the critics favourite choice. Tabu
came into Bollywood at a very young age, she did a small appearance
in the film Bazaar in 1980 and later at the age of
fourteen she acted in Hum Naujawan (1985) where she played
Dev Anand's daughter.
Her first debut an actress was in the Telugu film Coolie
No.1 with popular actor, Venkatesh. In December 1987, Boney
Kapoor launched two Big Films, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
and Prem. In the latter film, Tabu was cast opposite
Sanjay Kapoor, though it took eight years to complete and was the
biggest flop of Boney Kapoor's career, it still managed to get Tabu
Tabu's first movie in Bollywood as the lead heroine was
Pehla Pehla Pyar which nobody noticed and later her
prominent role in Vijaypath (1994) opposite Ajay Devgan
won her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. After this the
actress never had to turn back and till her recent release,
Tabu has only given stellar performances.
Check out her top heart-wrenching performances in Bollywood
Maachis is a 1996 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar and
produced by R. V. Pandit. Her role as a Punjabi woman caught in the
rise of Sikh insurgency was acclaimed; she went on to win her first
National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Virasat is a 1997 Indian Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film
Thevar Magan. It was directed by Priyadarshan and produced by the
Hu Tu Tu-1999
Hu Tu Tu is a 1999 Hindi drama directed by Gulzar. Tabu received
a 2000 Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress for this
Astitva is a 2000 bi-lingual film made simultaneously in Hindi
and Marathi, written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.The movie
revolves around a happily married wife who suddenly inherits a
large fortune and her puzzled husband who questions its
Chandni Bar is a 2001 Hindi film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar.
The film was a critically acclaimed hit and it won four National
Film Awards. Her portrayal of a bar dancer met with unanimous
praise, and she won her second National Film Award for Best Actress
for her performance.
Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal
Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh
Makhija in an adaptation of the play Macbeth by
The Namesake is a 2006 film was directed by Mira Nair and is
based upon the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri.The film
received positive reviews from American critics.
Cheeni Kum is a 2007 Bollywood romance film directed by R.
Balki, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal
and Swini Khara.
Life Of Pi-2012
Life of Pi is a 2012 American 3D adventure drama film based on
Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the
film's adapted screenplay was written by David Magee, and it stars
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, and
Haider is a 2014 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal
Bhardwaj, and co-written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. It stars
Shahid Kapoor as the protagonist, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay
Menon portraying other lead roles. Irrfan Khan appears in an
extended special appearance. The movie was based on William