Khushbu Sundar is an
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 industry. She has
received five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actress and one
Kerala State Film Award –
1 Film career
1.1 Child artist
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
5.1 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
5.2 Indian National Congress
6 Personal life
9 Reality shows
12 External links
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
Khushbu played the significant supporting role of Anil Kapoor's sister
in the super hit
Meri Jung (1985) and danced with
Javed Jaffrey in his
first dancing role on screen in the super-hit song "Bol Baby Bol,
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 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
South Indian movies
Khushbu was introduced to South Indian screens through the Telugu film
Kaliyuga Pandavulu (1986), opposite Venkatesh. After that, she moved
her base to
Chennai and started focusing on Tamil and other South
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
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,
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
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
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.
Involvement with Australian Football
Khushbu and sprinter
Usain Bolt are the Honorary Members of Richmond
Football Club, based in Melbourne, Australia. 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. 
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.
This offer was a goodwill gesture to further strengthen
Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne
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
She is the first Indian celebrity to offer such help for promoting
Little India precincts on a volunteer basis.
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.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Khushbu joined the DMK on 14 May 2010. She was welcomed by DMK Leader
Karunanidhi at the party headquarters in Chennai. Khushbu quit
DMK on 16 June 2014.
Indian National Congress
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.
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
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.
She is known for her TV show Jackpot and her serials Kalki, Janani and
Paartha Gnabagam Illayo
Khusboo (guest role)
Namma Veetu Mahalakshmi
sequel to Ninaithale Inikkum
Khushbu has also been a judge in reality shows:
Azhagiya Thamizh Maghan
Junior super stars
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). The Supreme Court dismissed
all cases registered against
Kushboo for her alleged remarks on
In January 2006, Maxim magazine featured a full-page morphed
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
^ "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 have in common? Footy!".
thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
^ "Alex Rance named All-Australian AFL Captain". The Indian Sun. 7
^ 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".
Kushboo joins Congress - Times of India".
^ "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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