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Full Name
Nakhat Khan


Najma Khan

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Film actress

Nakhat Khan

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Other names

Avanthika, Ananditha

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29 September 1970 (age 53) (
Andheri (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sundar C. (m. 2000), Prabhu (m. 1993–1994)

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Prabhu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Sundar C, Simran, Ramya Krishnan


Nakhat Khan, known by her stage name Khushbu Sundar, or just Khushbu/Khushboo 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 Special Jury Award award.


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Child artist

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Khushbu started her career as a child artist in 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.


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Khushbu played the significant supporting role of Anil Kapoor's sister in super hit Meri Jung (1985), and danced with Javed Jaffrey in his first dancing role on screen in the super-duper hit song "Bol Baby Bol, Rock'n Roll".

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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.

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Khushbu played a significant supporting role in Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990), which also starred Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Her 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

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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 South.

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  • 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, Dileep notably Uncle Bun, Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka, Independence, Kaiyoppu (Kerala State Special Jury Award), 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.

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    She has acted opposite leading actors such as Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Venkatesh, Tiger Prabhakar, Nagarjuna, Ravichandran, Suresh Gopi, Sathyaraj, and Prabhu.

    Temple built for Khushbu by fans

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    During her peak Khushbu was the leading actress of Tamil cinema. She became the first Indian actress for whom her fans built a dedicated temple. Few temples had been built for Indian male film stars earlier, but Khushbu became the first female film star after whom a dedicated temple was built in India.

    Food Dishes, Coffee, Jewellery named after Khushbu

    Many restaurants and cafes around Tamil Nadu, and other parts of South India have special dishes and drinks named after Khushbu. Khushbu Idli is a very popular item in many cafes and food joints across South India.

    Khushbu Jhumkis, Khushbu Sarees, Khushbu Cocktails, Khushbu Coffee, Khushbu Sharbat, and various other food items/goods were named after Khushbu when she was at peak of her career. Most of them are still on the Menu

    Involvement with the 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 in 2016, and is the number-one female ticket holder for Richmond Tigers in 2017. She is the first Indian celebrity to be bestowed with such honour in the AFL.

    Khushbu was introduced to AFL Footy (Australian Rules Football) by Former Ministerial Adviser Mr Nitin Gupta, and Former Victorian Premier Hon. Ted Baillieu. She had agreed to help promote the AFL Footy in India after taking a tour of Richmond Football Club.

    AFL Footy is set debut on Indian screens in the movie Oh Andha Naatkal, which would also star Khushbu.

    Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne

    On being requested by Former Ministerial Adviser Mr Nitin Gupta, Khushbu offered to help in promotion of Little Indias 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 Victorian Indian community.

    She is the first Indian celebrity to offer such help for promoting Little India precincts on a volunteer basis.

    The Mayor of 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 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 on 26 November 2014 after meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi. She is currently the National Spokesperson of the INC.

    Personal life

    Khushbu is married to actor/director/producer Sundar C. They have two daughters, Avanthika and Ananditha, after whom they named their production house. She has been living in Chennai for more than 30 years now. Khushbu is a self-proclaimed atheist.


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

    Reality shows

    Khushbu has also been a judge in reality shows:

  • Maanada Mayilada
  • Azhagiya Thamizh Maghan
  • Junior super stars
  • Controversies

    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 pre-marital sex.

    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.


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