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The national award winning actress from Hyderabad

Hyderabad:Tabu Studied at Hyderabad's St. Ann's High School. Her schoolmate was the former miss World Diana Hayden and the city of Hyderabad has to its credit two gorgeous ladies who have been making waves in their respective fields. Tabu has been acknowledged as one of the finest actresses and this time around she has come out with a commendable performance in "Chandni Bar" which has eventually bagged her the National Award for the best actress at the 49th National Awards which has been announced in July 2002. She has given a rousing performance in "Chandni Bar"  -the story about a woman, indeed, hundreds of women who work in the dance bars of Mumbai. And now her perfomance in MF Hussainís "Meenakshi, A Tale of Three Cities " has been rated as her best.

When 'Pehla Pehla Pyar' was released, movie goers were awed by the beautiful refreshing face they saw of a very natural and simplistic girl. This girl was Tabu. Rishi Kapoor was Tabu's Knight in shining armour who rescues her from the clutches of her evil relatives in 'Pehla Pehla Pyar.'

Tabu's debut movie was supposed to be' Prem'. But as it happens with all Boney Kapoor films, this movie took forever to be released. Sanjay Kapoor, was her leading man in Prem.

Tabu's first tryst with the camera was in Naujawan (Directed by Dev Anand) as a schoolgirl. 

In the many movies that Tabu has appeared, one of the most noticeable things is that she wears little or no make-up. This particular trait is not visible among many other actresses of Bollywood.

Apart from doing Hindi films, Tabu has also worked in a Malayalam film "Kala Pani" where she co-stars with Prabhu & Mohanlal.

The 'Ruk Ruk' girl has come a long way from her song-dance items. She set the trend for woman-oriented cinema with films like 'Astitva' and now Chandni Bar"

Tabu has been a hot favourite with the critics and audiences alike. Her portrayal of characters in films like Gulzar's 'Hu Tu Tu' and 'Maachis' have won her major critical acclaim and it would not be wrong to say that Gulzar as a director brings out the best in her. 

There's no doubt there's lots more meaningful cinema to come from her. 


Name :Tabassum Azmi
Date of Birth: November 4 
Address: Anukul, 2nd Floor, 7 Bungalows, Andheri (W). Mumbai - 58 
Native: Hyderabad 
Family: Sister- Farha, Aunt- Shabana Azmi

Filmfare Sensational Debut Award - 'Pehla Pehla Pyaar' (1994) 
National Award -'Maachis' (1996) 
Bengal Film Journalists Award -'Maachis' ( 1996)
Filmfare Best Actress 'Ninne Pelladtha'-Telugu (1996)
Filmfare Critics Best Actress Award For 'Viraasat' (1997) 
Filmfare Critics Awards For 'Hu Tu Tu' (1999) 
Bollywood Awards (New York) Best Supporting Actress Award For 'Biwi No.1' (1999)
Screen Videocon Best Actress Award For 'Astitva' (2000)
Filmfare Critics Awards For 'Astitva' (2000) 
National Award -'Chandni Bar'' (2002) 

- May' 2004

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