Today is Actor Tabu’s birthday. Born Tabassum Hashmi, Tabu began her career with a cameo in Bazaar (1980). At 14 years of age, she performed the role of Dev Anand’s daughter in Hum Naujawan (1985). She debuted as an adult in the Telugu Coolie no. 1 (1991). Her debut in Bollywood, the super flop Prem (1995), took 8 years in the making. But, by then, her first Bollywood release Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994) came and disappeared without any trace. Vijaypath (1994) created the right ripples that she needed. The rest is history. I met her, only once, when I had been to Kamalistan Studios in the 1990s, for Ajay Devgan’s interview. She was not comfortable giving an interview at that time. I did not get her appointment when I tried. I hope to meet her, at least now, for the long-pending interview.
Bollywood and Actor Tabu’s Birthday
Some songs picturized on Tabu from her early works include:
Kore kagaz par likhwale… Pehla Pehla Pyar (1994)
Ruk ruk arey baba ruk… Vijaypath (1994)
Maine jee liya mar liya… Prem (1995)
Aapke karib hum rehte hain… Sajanki Bahon Mein (1995)
Aa pappiyan jhapiyan pa lein hum… Haqueeqat (1995)