THIS Pakistani actor is Tabu's father! Find out who?

04:17 PM | 4 Dec, 2023

If you think Tabu's acting is enough to leave you gasping, wait until you find out who is her father!

In a recent interview given to the Indian media portals, Tabu made some shocking revelations that shocked Indian and Pakistani showbiz industries.

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, better known as Tabu, is the daughter of Pakistani actor Jamal Hashmi. But why did the Fitoor actress keep it a secret? And who is Jamal Hashmi?

According to reports, the era of the 1970s witnessed Jamal Hashmi's rise to prominence as a Pakistani actor, marking his entry into the film industry under the guidance of Ali Affan Siddiqui, a Pakistani producer and director. Hashmi's rise to fame came after his performance in Ali Affan Siddiqui’s film Sazaa. Following the success, Jamal changed his name to Jameel Hashmi.

Hashmi married Rizwana — who is distantly associated with Indian actor Shabana Azmi — and the couple moved to Lahore, Pakistan from Hyderabad. 

Facing ups and downs, Hashmi departed from the Pakistani film industry and settled in India with his wife. The couple then embraced parenthood and welcomed two daughters, Bollywood star Tabu, and her sister Farah Naaz.

But perhaps fate favored them only for a short time, because the couple sought divorce when Tabu was only 3 years old.

Afterwards, the daughters were brought up by their grandparents and their mother, while Hashmi got married again, and was blessed with 2 daughters.

Speaking to Simi Garewal on Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Tabu once shared, “I never really used it, I never thought it was important for me to use my father’s surname, it was always Tabassum Fatima, which was my middle name. In school, Fatima was my surname. I have no memories of him. My sister has met him on occasion, but I have never really felt like meeting him.”

“I am not curious about him, I am happy the way I am, the way I have grown up. I am very settled in my own life.”

However, her elder sister, Farah Naz, kept in contact with him for a long time. It should be noted that according to various Indian media reports, Tabu's father was against his daughters working in the showbiz industry, so he never met her.

There was a time when Naz tried to convince her father to take him home, but Hashmi disagreed.

The IMDb trivia section also seems to contain the same information, and the actor's official Wikipedia page states, “Tabassum Fatima Hashmi was born on November 4 November 1971 to Jamal Ali Hashmi and Rizwana in a Hyderabadi Muslim family.”

For the unversed, Tabu’s sister was also a popular actress in the late eighties and starred in some successful films including Naseeb Apna Apna.

Tabu never married herself but her sister did. Farah was married to Vindu Dara Singh from 1996 to 2002 and had a son. She then settled with Sumeet Saigal in 2003.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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