Tabu is an Indian Film Actress. She is well known in Hindi films, she has also appeared in English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali movies. She has received several awards and also she awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011. At her earlier stage in the industrt Tabu did a small appearance in the film Bazaar in 1980 and later in the film Hum Naujawan (1985) at the age of fourteen. Her first role as an actress was in the Telugu film Coolie No.1, co-starring with Venkatesh. Tabu's first release in Hindi as a leading lady was Pehla Pehla Pyar, which went unnoticed. She came into prominence with her role in Vijaypath (1994), for which she received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In 2007, Tabu starred in her first Hollywood film 'The Namesake', directed by Mira Nair. She has worked in many commercial successful movies like Maachis, Kaalapaani, Virasat, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Hu Tu Tu, Astitva, Chandni Bar, Maqbool, Cheeni Kum, Haider, Fitoor, Fanaa and Jai Ho etc. In 2010, Tabu portrayed the lead role in the romantic comedy film Toh Baat Pakki!, which earned huge publicity as it marked Tabu's return to Bollywood after three years. However, the film was a commercial failure. In 2012, she featured in her second Hollywood film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee. She played a supporting role as the mother of the protagonist. Tabu has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice and has gotten six Filmfare awards, including a record for Critic Awards for Best Actress. Tabu's father Jamal Hashmi, an actor and her mother Rizwana, a school teacher. She has an elder sister named Farah Naaz, an actress.
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