Happy Birthday Tabu: Check out her most memorable comic roles


Tabu, a veteran Bollywood actor, turned 52 today. Let us all reflect on her career and how she fought for comic roles for female actors as she turns a year older today.

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, better known as Tabu, is 52 years old today. She is one of Bollywood’s most refined actors, having worked for over 37 years. Her journey in the film industry has not been easy. She was born in Telangana. Despite her difficulties, she made her debut as a child artist in Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan (1985), and she has risen like a star in her career since then.

For those who are unaware, Tabu has given several memorable performances to audiences in comedies such as “Biwi No. 1” and “Hera Pheri,” to name a few. Today, as she turns a year older, we are here to present you with the best collection of her comedic roles that will have you in stitches.

Chachi 420(1997)

Kamal Haasan co-wrote, produced, and directed the comedy film Chachi 420. The film is a remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi, which was released in 1996. The cast includes Tabu, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Johnny Walker, Paresh Rawal, Rajendranath Zutshi, Ayesha Jhulka, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, who reprise their roles from the original. This film was a commercial smash. The plot revolves around a man who wishes to spend time with his daughter despite the fact that he and his wife have divorced. Though the plot appears serious, the film’s narration is carefully crafted in a comical manner.

Biwi No. 1(1999)

Biwi No.1, directed by David Dhawan, is a comedy film starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Tabu, and Saif Ali Khan. Tabu, who plays Lovely Khurana in the film, believes her husband is cheating on her. What happens in this film? Keep an eye out for it today and leave your thoughts in the comments section below. To be more specific, this film was a box office smash at the time.

Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001)

Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya is a comedy film directed by K Raghavendra Rao starring Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Tabu and Johnny Lever in lead roles. Simply put, the story is about a family who struggles to earn their daily wages and carve out unique ways to mint money.  

Hera Pheri (2000)

Hera Pheri, directed by Priyadarshan and written by Neeraj Vora, starred Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Om Puri, and Gulshan Grover. This film was one of the funniest of the decade at the time, and it is still well-liked by many people today. The plot revolves around two tenants, Raju and Shyam, as well as their landlord, Baburao, who are in desperate need of funds. Knowing this, they devise novel ways to generate revenue. Do watch this film right now.

Golmaal Again (2017)

Golmaal Again is a comedy film written and directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Rohit Shetty Pictures, Mangal Murti Films and Reliance Entertainment. The film stars Tabu, Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, and Kunal Khemu. The basic storyline is around five orphan men, who encounter the ghost of their childhood friend, Khushi, and help her attain salvation. Do have a look at the comical journey in this horror story.

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