Tabu, born as Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil cinema. She was born on November 4, 1971, in Hyderabad, India. She made her acting debut in 1985 with the film Hum Naujawan and went on to appear in several successful Bollywood films, including Maachis, Haider, and Andhadhun.

Tabu is known for her versatility and intense performances on-screen, and she has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actress. She has also acted in a few international films, including The Namesake and Life of Pi, and has been acclaimed for her performances in these films.

Apart from her film career, Tabu is also actively involved in various social causes and has worked with organizations that support the education and health of underprivileged children. She is one of the most respected and admired actresses in India and has a massive fan following across the world.