Tabassum Hashmi – or Tabu as she is known to all of us is the sister of Farha (also an actress of considerable repute) and niece of veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is a social worker and wife of Javed Akthar.
Tabu is no simpering, giggly beauty without brains. She is definitely a woman of substance and an intelligent woman. She puts to waste axioms like Beauty without brains.
When a person meets her, he is spellbound by her beauty and radiance and only when talking with her it is apparent that the radiance is due to an intelligent mind.
She made her debut in Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan when she was 16 years old. She came into her own as a leading artiste only after Vijaypath in 1994. She was on a roller coaster of commercial cinema for 2 years after that