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Khushbu Sundar is an Indian film
Indian film
actress, producer and television presenter who has acted in more than 200 movies. She is predominantly known for her work in the South Indian film
Indian film
industry.[1] She has received five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actress and one Kerala State Film Award – Special


1 Film career

1.1 Child artist 1.2 Bollywood 1.3 South Indian movies

2 Temple built for Khushbu by fans 3 Involvement with Australian Football 4 Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne 5 Politics

5.1 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 5.2 Indian National Congress

6 Personal life 7 Filmography 8 Television 9 Reality shows 10 Controversies 11 References 12 External links

Film career[edit] Child artist[edit] Khushbu started her career as a child artist in the Hindi
film The Burning Train (1980) in the song "Teri Hai Zameen Tera Aasman". Between 1980–1985 as a child artist she did Hindi
films such as Naseeb, Laawaris, Kaalia, Dard Ka Rishta, Bemisal
and various others.[2] Bollywood[edit] Khushbu played the significant supporting role of Anil Kapoor's sister in the super hit Meri Jung
Meri Jung
(1985) and danced with Javed Jaffrey
Javed Jaffrey
in his first dancing role on screen in the super-hit song "Bol Baby Bol, Rock'n Roll". Khushbu played her first main lead in Jaanoo
(1985), opposite Jackie Shroff. She also starred in Tan-Badan (1986), opposite Govinda, which was the first lead role for Govinda. Khushbu played a significant supporting role in Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990), which also starred Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
and Madhuri Dixit. Her solo dance number "Sare Ladkon Ki Kar Do Shaadi" had become a major hit, and is still popular at 'Ladies Sangeet' and marriage functions across North India. After that, she has mostly been working in South Indian film industries. South Indian movies[edit] Khushbu was introduced to South Indian screens through the Telugu film Kaliyuga Pandavulu
Kaliyuga Pandavulu
(1986), opposite Venkatesh. After that, she moved her base to Chennai
and started focusing on Tamil and other South Indian film
Indian film
industries. She has acted in more than 150 films after moving to the South.

She mainly did Tamil films. She went to become a leading actress of Tamil Cinema during her period and has done more than 100 films in Tamil. Apart from Tamil films, she has also acted in various Malayalam, Kannada
and Telugu films as well. In Malayalam, she has acted in many films with Mammotty, Mohanlal, Jayaram and Dileep notably Uncle Bun, Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka, Independence, Kaiyoppu (Kerala State Special
Jury Award) and also recently Mr Marumakan. In Kannada, she has acted in many films with Ravichandran, notably Ranadheera (1987), Anjada Gandu, Shanthi Kranthi and Yugapurusha. In Telugu, she has acted in many films mainly opposite Venkatesh and Nagarjuna.

She has acted opposite leading actors such as Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Tiger Prabhakar, Ravichandran, Suresh Gopi, Sathyaraj
and Prabhu. Temple built for Khushbu by fans[edit] During her peak Khushbu was the leading actress of Tamil cinema. She became the first ever Indian actress for whom her fans built a dedicated temple. Later, a few temples got built for other male and female actors, but Khushbu was the first film star to be bestowed with this honour in India.[3][4] Involvement with Australian Football[edit] Khushbu and sprinter Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt
are the Honorary Members of Richmond Football Club, based in Melbourne, Australia.[5] Khushbu was made the number-one ticket holder of Richmond Football Club
Richmond Football Club
in 2016, and was the number-one female ticket holder for Richmond Tigers in 2017. She is the first Indian celebrity, and the only Indian female to be bestowed with such an honour in the AFL.[6] [7] Khushbu was introduced to AFL Footy (Australian Rules Football) by Former Ministerial Adviser Mr. Nitin Gupta. She had agreed to help promote the AFL Footy in India on being requested by Mr Nitin Gupta, and after taking a guided tour of the Richmond Football Club.[8][9] This offer was a goodwill gesture to further strengthen Australia–India relations. Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne[edit] On being requested by Former Ministerial Adviser Mr. Nitin Gupta, Khushbu offered to help in the promotion of Little India cultural precincts in Melbourne, Australia
by becoming its Brand Ambassador. This offer was based on volunteer basis, as a goodwill gesture to engage and help small businesses owned by the Victorian Indian community. She is the first Indian celebrity to offer such help for promoting Little India precincts on a volunteer basis.[10] The Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong
City of Greater Dandenong
Cr. Jim Memeti stated that he thinks that Khushbu would be a fantastic ambassador for Little India in Dandenong, and has submitted the proposal to the working group for further consideration.[11] Politics[edit] Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam[edit] Khushbu joined the DMK on 14 May 2010. She was welcomed by DMK Leader Karunanidhi
at the party headquarters in Chennai.[12][13] Khushbu quit DMK on 16 June 2014.[14] Indian National Congress[edit] Khushbu joined the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
on 26 November 2014 after meeting with then Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, and then Vice-President Mr. Rahul Gandhi. She is currently the National Spokesperson of the INC.[15] Personal life[edit] Khushbu is married to actor/director/producer Sundar C. They have two daughters, Avanthika and Ananditha, after whom they named their production house, Avni Cinemax. She has been living in Chennai
for more than 33 years now. Kushboo
had a live-in relationship with actor Prabhu for four-and-a-half years, and got married on September 12, 1993. The pair subsequently decided to separate four months later.[16][17] Filmography[edit] Main article: Kushboo
filmography Television[edit]

She is known for her TV show Jackpot and her serials Kalki, Janani and Kungumam.


Year Title Role Channel

Sondhame Endrallum

Sun TV


Vijay TV


Sun TV


Sun TV

2004–2006 Kalki Kalki Jaya TV

2008–2009 Namma Kudumbam Radha Kalaignar TV

2009–2009 Rudra Rudra Zee Tamil

2012–2014 Paartha Gnabagam Illayo Oviya Kalaignar TV

2015 Pasamalar Khusboo (guest role) Sun TV

2017–Present Nandini Parvathi/Durga Amman Sun TV Udaya TV Gemini TV Surya TV


Year Title Role Channel


2002-2006 Jackpot Jaya TV

2010 Poova Thalaiya Kalaignar TV

2013 Get Ready E TV Telugu Show

2013 Acham Thavir Thanthi TV

2014 Namma Veetu Mahalakshmi Zee Tamil

2014 Ninaithale Inikkum Vendhar TV

2015 -2016 Simply Khushbu Zee Tamil sequel to Ninaithale Inikkum

2016–2017 Nijangal Sun TV

Reality shows[edit] Khushbu has also been a judge in reality shows:

Maanada Mayilada Azhagiya Thamizh Maghan Junior super stars

Controversies[edit] In 2005, there was a controversy about her remarks for AIDS awareness. She said that if girls were to have pre-marital sex, they must safe guard themselves and take precautions to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).[18] The Supreme Court dismissed all cases registered against Kushboo
for her alleged remarks on pre-marital sex.[19] In January 2006, Maxim magazine featured a full-page morphed photograph showing Kushboo
"posing" nude. Khushboo filed two complaints: defamation and the indecent representation of women. The Supreme Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea by the magazine's editor.[20][21] References[edit]

^ "Actor-politician Khushbu Sundar silences trolls for 'discovering' she is Muslim – '47 yrs late'!".  ^ "Andheri to Akbar Road via Madras: The many turns of Khushbu's personal life and politics". 1 March 2016.  ^ "Khushboo: I was scared when fans erected my temple - KOLLY TALK". 10 February 2011.  ^ "Baillieu, Khushbu join 43rd Janmasthmi Celebrations at Albert Park". The Indian Sun. 21 August 2017.  ^ Sun, The Indian (1 March 2017). "Bolt and Khushboo back the Richmond Tigers - The Indian Sun".  ^ "What do Khushbu and Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt
have in common? Footy!". thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.  ^ "Alex Rance named All-Australian AFL Captain". The Indian Sun. 7 September 2017.  ^ Sun, The Indian (12 October 2016). "Indian actress Khushboo to help promote AFL Footy in India - The Indian Sun".  ^ " Kushboo
finds film inspiration on the Great Ocean Road". standard.net.au. Retrieved 16 August 2017.  ^ "Khushbu offers to be "Ambassador" for Victoria's Little India precincts". The Indian Sun. 11 August 2017.  ^ "Support for Khushbu as Dandenong's Little India ambassador grows". The Indian Sun. 3 September 2017.  ^ " Kushboo
jumps on the DMK bandwagon". Decan Herald.  ^ " Kushboo
joins DMK".  ^ Yamunan, Sruthisagar. "Actor Kushboo
quits DMK".  ^ "Actor Kushboo
joins Congress - Times of India".  ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/article271883.ece ^ http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/cover-story/I-am-brutally-honest-with-myself/articleshow/21870489.cms ^ "Front Page: Kushboo
enlarged on bail". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 2 May 2010.  ^ "Supreme Court dismisses charges against actress Khusboo Sundar". IndiaVision.com. 28 April 2010.  ^ "SC dismisses anticipatory bail plea of Maxim editor". Dnaindia.com. 2006-05-22. Retrieved 2013-03-13.  ^ PTI 22 May 2006, 12.32pm IST (2006-05-22). "Maxim editor denied bail". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 

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Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress


K. R. Vijaya (1967) Padmini (1968) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1969) K. R. Vijaya (1970) — (1971) — (1972) — (1973) — (1974) — (1975) — (1976) Latha (1977) Lakshmi (1978) Saritha (1979) Suhasini (1980)


(1981) Saritha (1982) — (1983) — (1984) — (1985) — (1986) — (1987) Saritha (1988) Raadhika (1989) Revathy (1990) Kushboo
(1991) Sukanya (1992) Meena (1993) Rajashree (1994) Kushboo
(1995) Shruti (1996) Meena & Devayani (1997) Roja (1998) Simran (1999) Devayani (2000)


Sneha (2001) Meena (2002) Laila (2003) Jyothika
(2004) Jyothika
(2005) Priyamani
(2006) Jyothika
(2007) Sneha (2008) Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya Janakiraman
(2009) Amala Paul (2010) Iniya Lakshmi Menon (2012) Nayanthara
(2013) Aishw