Which Pakistani artist is father of Bollywood actress Tabu?

08:59 PM | 16 Nov, 2023
Which Pakistani artist is father of Bollywood actress Tabu?
Source: Tabu (Instagram)

Renowned Bollywood actress Tabu, celebrated for her dynamic performances in the Indian film industry, has an intriguing connection with the Pakistani cinema.

Tabu, born Tabsum Fatima Hashmi on November 4, 1971, is the daughter of Jamal Hashmi, a distinguished Pakistani actor of the 1970s.

Jamal Hashmi rose to prominence when the acclaimed producer and director Ali Affan Siddiqui, seeking a distinctive face for his film, selected him for the groundbreaking movie "Siza." Under the production of Ali Affan Siddiqui, the film garnered immense popularity, leading him to adopting the screen name Jameel Hashmi in the film world.

Hashmi's personal life took a turn when he married Rizwana, a teacher from a Muslim family in Hyderabad, India, and a relative of Indian actress Shabana Azmi. The couple moved to Lahore, Punjab, but their marital bliss faced challenges, eventually leading to his decision to leave the Pakistani film industry and relocate to India.

In India, Jamal's family grew with the birth of two daughters, Tabu and her sister Farah Naz. However, their journey took a poignant turn as domestic issues escalated, resulting in Jamal Hashmi distancing himself from his daughters, particularly opposing their entry into the film industry. Despite initial objections, Tabu, with her real name Tabsum Fatima Hashmi, emerged as a versatile actress in the Indian film industry, starting with her debut in "Pehla Pehla Pyaar" in 1994.

Facing resistance from her father, Tabu embarked on her artistic journey, captivating audiences with her vibrant performances in diverse roles. Her sister, Farah Naz, attempted to reconcile with their father, but Jamal Hashmi remained steadfast in his disapproval of the women in his family pursuing careers in films.

Her career soared, and she became a prominent figure in Bollywood, entertaining audiences with her exceptional acting skills. Despite the initial familial challenges, her journey in the film industry reflects resilience and success, making her a celebrated actress in both India and beyond.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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