Tabu is one of Bollywood’s best actors. The Drishyam star’s childhood debuts in Bazaar (1982) and Hum Naujawan (1985) launched a unique Bollywood career.
After her stunning debut, the young actress appeared in other Bollywood films of diverse genres. Tabu has been lauded for her versatility in films like Maachis, Kalapani, Astitva, Chandni Bar, Maqbool, and Cheeni Kum. Tabu experimented and reinvented herself as an actor, unlike many major Indian artists.
Tabu’s personal life, like her characters, is a grey area despite her beauty, intellect, and fulfilling job. At 52, she remains one of the most glamorous divas who never married, at least in public.
The star has been linked to numerous actors, including Sanjay Kapoor, Akkineni Nagarjuna, and Ajay Devgn, but her relationship status has perplexed fans throughout her four-decade career, especially in today’s mediatized celebrity lives.
Tabu’s open romance
Tabu first dated Sanjay Kapoor. He charmed Tabu, and vice versa. Sanjay and Tabu were often seen together after his 1995 debut film, Prem. Their relationship was brief. “I was dating Tabu at that time initially,” Kapoor told The Times of India.
Tabu was also linked to Sajid Nadiadwala. After his wife died in the 1990s, She and Sajid became friends, until Tabu left and apparently started dating South Indian superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Nagarjuna allegedly dated Tabu for a decade. Nagarjuna called Tabu his “beautiful friend” in 2017.
Nagarjuna’s wife likes Tabu despite his suspected infidelity. In 2006, she told the Mumbai Mirror, “When there are serious worries like the bombings and the flood hurting Mumbai, are people truly asking what Amala’s closest friend is doing at her home? It’s tragic. Nobody should care about my house. I’m fine.”
She is proud to be unmarried and happy, although she has never discussed these relationships.
Tabu is single—why?
She doesn’t want to marry. Unfortunately, Tabu’s interviews say otherwise. The Andhadhun actress has addressed her singlehood many times, but her admirers have been unsatisfied.
In 2014, Tabu told India Today about the media’s strange obsession with her dating life. “People are going to form perceptions about you and your life, and I have absolutely no control over that,” she remarked, adding that she does feel pressure to settle down. No one has felt pressure from it. There is pressure. Yes. “Everyone has different circumstances, so I just attribute my singledom to that.”
At the 2018 Jagran Film Festival, an audience member requested her to describe a time when being single was wonderful. “Every moment.” Because I don’t know the other side? How can I say which is better? I’ll know which is best after experiencing it. I’ve never been married, so I don’t know.”
She discussed single women’s stigma with Hindustan Times the same year. “Single isn’t bad. Singlehood is no longer stigmatized. Many factors beyond your relationship status make you happy. You can handle loneliness alone, but a bad spouse could make it worse.”
“A man-woman relationship is complicated,” Tabu said of her romances. Young people love We mature, gain independence, and outgrow some things.”
“I worked and wanted to see the world alone,” she said. I would have harmed myself and my abilities by giving up. A good partnership grows both parties. Relationships are free, not suffocate. My thoughts are different. I never considered men and women to be different in relationships. Does gender matter more than your individuality?”
Tabu has said in interviews that she doesn’t regret being single, but she may still be searching for the right companion and the perfect “relationship” that lets her grow and be free.
The Bholaa co-stars are one of the most sought-after pairs onscreen, and many believe Tabu has a deep love for Ajay Devgn that prevents her from settling down.
“Ajay and I have known each other for 25 years,” Tabu told the Mumbai Mirror in 2017. He was my cousin Sameer Arya’s neighbor and close friend during my childhood, which forged our friendship. When I was young, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, follow me, and threaten to beat up boys who talked to me.”
The actress concluded that Devgn may be the reason she’s single. Ajay made me single. I hope he repents.”
In 2023, Devgn told Filmfare about his bond with Tabu. “I’ve known her since we were 13 or 14,” he remarked. “Our friendship is the perfect mix of trust and cursing. Comfort zone. That equation remains unchanged. The same.”
Tabu’s witty comments have sparked a large fan notion that Devgn and Tabu shared unrequited love in the past, which is why Tabu hasn’t found “the one.”
Tabu’s romantic life has drawn attention over the years. Online fan ideas about Tabu are ludicrous. None of them have credible evidence.