Kushboo Sundar Wiki, Height, Age, Caste, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More


Kushboo Sundar, often known as Khushbu Sundar is an Indian actress, movie producer, TV presenter, and politician who primarily works within the South Indian movie trade. In a profession spanning over 40 years, Kushboo has labored in round 200 movies and has earned a number of coveted awards for her work, together with the Kalaimamani award. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 2020.


Kushboo Sundar was born as Nakhat Khan on Tuesday, 29 September 1970 (age 51 years; as of 2021) in Versova, Mumbai, Maharashtra (previously Bombay, Maharashtra). Her zodiac signal is Libra.

Kushboo Sundar in childhood

Kushboo Sundar in childhood

She dropped out of college after passing class 8 from Mumbai’s Swami Muktananda High School. Kushboo spent most of her childhood on Veera Desai Road in Andheri, Mumbai. She liked watching movies since childhood and used to pay 10 paise to her neighbours to permit her to look at Chitrahaar. Her household had no direct hyperlinks to the leisure world. However, one in every of her brothers was an in depth buddy of Hema Malini‘s nephew, and Kushboo used to spend a lot of time at Hema’s home in Juhu. At Hema Malini’s home, Kushboo typically got here throughout actors like Ravi Chopra, Jitendra, and Dharmendra who have been frequent guests there. One day, when Kushboo was simply 8 years previous, Hema’s mom, Jaya Chakravarthy, requested Kushboo,

Would you prefer to act in a film?”

Kushboo, who was keen on ice-creams, mentioned sure however she wished ice cream for it. That is how she bagged her first position as a baby artist within the movie “The Burning Train” (1978). When Kushboo was 16 years previous, her father took Kushboo and her mom to Chennai from Mumbai and dumped them at a rented home on the sixth Main Road in RA Puram. He himself left for Mumbai and on his approach again cleared all the cash from Kushboo’s and her mom’s financial institution accounts.

An old picture of Kushboo Sundar

An previous image of Kushboo Sundar

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Kushboo Sunder


Parents & Siblings

Kushboo had a really troubled relationship together with her father and don’t prefer to reveal his identify. Whenever she is requested about it, she says that each one that she will recall are the bitter recollections of her father inflicting verbal, bodily, and psychological abuse upon her, her siblings, and her mom, Najma Khan. While speaking about her father in an interview, she mentioned,

I don’t wish to inform you his identify. I’ve good recollections with my mom, not with him. I’ve seen him beating up my mother, I’ve seen him beating up my brothers. He was very bodily violent. For him, cash was crucial factor. He used to whack me on the units in entrance of everybody.”

Kushboo Sundar with her mother

Kushboo Sundar together with her mom

Kushboo is the youngest of her siblings and is the one daughter of her dad and mom. She has three brothers named Abdhuallh, Abu Bakker, and Ali. Her brother Abdhuallh can also be an actor.

Kushboo Sundar with her brothers

Kushboo Sundar together with her brothers

Husband & Children

Kushboo met Vinayagar Sundar Vel, popularly referred to as Sundar C, a South Indian movie actor, director, and producer for the primary time on the set of the movie ‘Murai Maman’ in 1995. It was Sundar C’s directorial debut. The duo quickly started relationship one another and later, tied the knot in 2000.

Kushboo Sundar with Sundar C

An previous image of Kushboo Sundar with Sundar C

Kushboo Sundar on her wedding day

Kushboo Sundar on her marriage ceremony day

Kushboo Sundar's wedding picture

Kushboo Sundar’s marriage ceremony image

Together, they’ve two daughters named Avantika and Anandita.

Kushboo Sundar with her husband

Kushboo Sundar together with her husband

Kushboo Sundar with her family

Kushboo Sundar together with her household


Kushboo began seeing the South Indian actor Prabhu in 1989, and by the point they have been capturing for the Tamil movie “Chinna Thambi” (1991), they have been head over heels in love with one another. Prabhu was already married at the moment. The couple remained in a live-in relationship for round 4 and a half years and in 1993, they determined to finish their relationship as Prabhu’s father, Sivaji Ganesan, strictly opposed their relationship. There have been additionally rumours of Kushboo tying the knot with Prabhu on 12 September 1993 at their home in Poes Garden, Chennai. The couple broke their marriage after 9 months.

Kushboo Sundar with Prabhu

Kushboo Sundar with Prabhu

Religion/Religious Views

Kushboo was born right into a middle-class Muslim household. Kushboo as soon as claimed to be a Hindu. On a number of events, she has additionally known as herself an atheist.

Film & Television Career

As a Child Artist (Films)

Kushboo began her profession as a baby artist with the Bollywood movie “The Burning Train” (1980). In the movie, she was seen within the tune “Teri Hai Zameen Tera Aasman.”

Kushboo Sundar in The Burning Train

Kushboo Sundar in The Burning Train

Next, she appeared as a baby artist within the movies “Naseeb” (1981), “Laawaris” (1981), “Kaalia” (1981), “Dard Ka Rishta” (1982), and “Bemisal” (1982).

Kushboo Sundar with Amitabh Bachchan in Kaalia (1981)

Kushboo Sundar with Amitabh Bachchan in Kaalia (1981)

She was seen within the tune “Main Pariyon Ki Shehzaadi” within the movie ‘Dard Ka Rishta,’ which turned an enormous hit. The tune continues to be widespread amongst teenage women and is commonly performed at varied kids’s events and occasions.


As a Supporting and Lead Actress (Films)

Hindi Films

At the age of 14, Kushboo began enjoying an grownup in movies. She made her debut as an grownup with the movie “Jaanoo” (1985) as ‘Bittu.’

Jaanoo film poster

In the identical yr, she danced with Javed Jaffrey within the super-hit tune “Bol Baby Bol, Rock’n Roll” from the movie ‘Meri Jung’ (1985).

Kushboo Sundar in Bol Baby Bol, Rock'n Roll

Kushboo Sundar in Bol Baby Bol, Rock’n Roll

Next, she appeared within the Bollywood movie ‘Tan-Badan’ (1986) reverse Govinda. Kushboo performed the supporting position of ‘Sonu’ within the movie “Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin” (1990). The movie starred Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit within the lead roles. Her solo dance quantity within the movie “Sare Ladkon Ki Kar Do Shaadi” turned an enormous hit. Subsequently, she moved to the South Indian movie trade.


Telugu Films

The Telugu actor Venkatesh noticed her within the Hindi movie “Meri Jung” (1985) and wished to do a movie together with her. In 1986, she was provided the position of ‘Bharathi’ within the Telugu movie “Kaliyuga Pandavulu” reverse Venkatesh, marking her debut within the South Indian movies.

Kushboo Sundar in Kaliyuga Pandavulu

Kushboo Sundar in Kaliyuga Pandavulu

Thereafter, she went on to work within the Telugu movies “Captain Nagarjun” (1986), ” Kirai Dada” (1987), “Jeevana Jyothi” (1988), “Shanti Kranti” (1991), “Stalin” (2006), “Kathanayakudu” (2008), and “Agnyaathavaasi” (2018).

Kushboo Sundar in Shanti Kranti

Kushboo Sundar in Shanti Kranti

Kannada Films

Kushboo made her Kannada movie debut in 1988 with the movie “Ranadheera” wherein she performed the position of ‘Radha.’

Ranadheera film poster

Ranadheera movie poster

Subsequently, she appeared in Kannada movies like “Yuga Purusha” (1989), “Hrudaya Geethe” (1989), “Rudra” (1989), “Shanti Kranti” (1991), “Jeevanadhi” (1996), “Chamundi” (2000) and “Aunty Preethse” (2001). In 2005, she performed the position of ‘Queen Rajeshwari Devi’ aka ‘Ajji’ within the movie “Magic Ajji.”

Magic Ajji poster

Magic Ajji poster

In 2010, she made a cameo look within the movie “Janani.”

Tamil Films

By the tip of 1987, Kushboo had acted in round 12 movies in Telugu and Kannada, and in 1988, she had bagged her debut position of ‘Devi’ within the Tamil movie “Dharmathin Thalaivan.” She then waited for a yr. It was her make-up artist Mani who prompt her to fulfill director Fazil for a job. During that point, Fazil was engaged on the Tamil movie “Varusham 16” (1989). Initially, he had forged Nirosha (actress) and Karthik (actor) for the movie, however after auditioning Kushboo, he modified his thoughts and determined to interchange Nirosha with Kushboo. Sundar bagged the position of ‘Radhika’ within the movie. While speaking about it in an interview, she mentioned,

And it needed to be stored an entire secret. They instructed me to not inform anybody, and it was so troublesome for me as a result of it was Karthik and Fazil in any case!”

Varusham 16

Subsequently, she appeared in Tamil movies like “Kizhakku Vasal” (1990), “Enkitta Mothathe” (1990), and “Nadigan” (1990), however the movie which catapulted Kushboo to very large fame was the 1991 runaway hit “Chinna Thambi” reverse Prabhu. During an interview, whereas describing the sudden rise in her recognition within the Tamil cinema, Kushboo mentioned,

We have been celebrating the success of the film in every district. When I stepped out of the airport, there have been lots of of followers holding large posters of me. They have been screaming my identify out, and I used to be so scared I ran again into the airport at first. That’s after I first realized how massive I had turn into.”

The movie was additionally her first movie with Prabhu.

Kushboo Sundar in Chinna Thambi

Kushboo Sundar in Chinna Thambi

Subsequently, she starred in movies like “Bramma” (1991), “Pandiyan” (1992), “Dharma Seelan” (1993), “Chinna Vathiyar” (1995), “Varraar Sandiyar” (1995), “Thaali Pudhusu” (1997), and “Unnai Thedi” (1999).

Kushboo Sundar in Thaali Pudhusu

Kushboo Sundar in Thaali Pudhusu

With her outstanding performances within the movies, Kushboo galvanized her presence within the Tamil movie trade as an distinctive artist.

Malayalam Films

She made her Malayalam movie debut in 1991 with the movie “Uncle Bun” as ‘Geetha Krishnan.’ She then appeared within the movies “Manathe Kottaram” (1994), “Anubhoothi” (1997), “Stalin Sivadas” (1999), “Prem Poojari” (1999), “Chandrolsavam” (2005) “Mr. Marumakan” (2012), and “Cowboy” (2013).

Kushboo Sundar in Chandrolsavam

Kushboo Sundar in Chandrolsavam

As a Producer

Kushboo made her debut as a producer in 2000 with the Tamil TV serial “Sondhame Endrallum.” Subsequently, she produced TV serials like “Kalki” (2004), “Naanal” (2008), “Rudra” (2009), “Nandini” (2017), “Maya” (2018), “Lakshmi Stores” (2018), and “Jothi” (2021).

Kalki poster

Kalki poster


Kushboo made her tv debut in 1995 with the TV serial “Chinna Chinna Aasai – Uravu.” Next, she appeared in serials like “Arthamulla Uravugal” (1998), “Kumkumam” (2003), “Janani” (2003), and “Rudra” (2009).

Kushboo Sundar in Rudra

Kushboo Sundar in Rudra

Some of her widespread TV serials embrace “Kalki” (2004), Nandini (2017), and “Lakshmi Stores” (2018).

Kushboo Sundar in Lakshmi Stores

Kushboo Sundar in Lakshmi Stores

As an Anchor and Judge

Besides appearing and producing movies, Kushboo has labored as an anchor in lots of TV exhibits together with “Koteeswari” (2001), “Jackpot” (2002), “Poova Thalaiya” (2010), “Acham Thavir” (2013), “Simply Khushbu” (2015), and “Nijangal” (2016).

Kushboo Sundar hosting Simply Khushbu

Kushboo Sundar internet hosting Simply Khushbu

She has additionally appeared as a decide on many TV exhibits like “Maanada Mayilada” (Season3-5; 2007-2010), “Jodi Number One: Season 5” (2010), “Azhagiya Tamil Magan” (2010), “Ugram Ujjwalam” (2015), “Junior Super Star” (2016), “Comedy Stars: season 2” (2019), and “Dance Vs Dance: Season 2” (2021).

Kushboo Sundar as a judge on Jodi Number One Season 5

Kushboo Sundar as a decide on Jodi Number One Season 5

Political Career

Kushboo Sundar launched into her profession in politics by becoming a member of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in 2010.

Kushboo Sundar with the former DMK President M Karunanidhi after joining the DMK in Chennai on 14 May 2010

Kushboo Sundar with the previous DMK President M Karunanidhi after becoming a member of the DMK in Chennai on 14 May 2010

On 16 June 2014, she ended her affiliation with the DMK citing that she was sidelined within the occasion even after her steady laborious work. Kushboo after withdrawing her membership from DMK talked about in a letter to Karunanidhi,

It causes insufferable stress when my dedication and laborious work for the occasion continues to be a one-way path.”

On 26 November 2014, she joined the Indian National Congress (INC). On 26 March 2015, she was appointed the nationwide spokesperson of the INC.

Kushboo Sundar appearing before media after being appointed the national spokesperson of the INC

Kushboo Sundar showing earlier than the media after being appointed the nationwide spokesperson of the INC

On 12 October 2020, she give up the first membership of the INC. In her resignation letter to the INC president Sonia Gandhi, she talked about suppression from politicians seated at superior ranges contained in the occasion as the rationale for quitting and described them as “people who have no connectivity with the ground reality” or had “public recognition”.

Kushboo Sundar's resignation letter to INC president Sonia Gandhi

Kushboo Sundar’s resignation letter to INC president Sonia Gandhi

After resigning from the Indian National Congress (INC), Kushboo switched to the BJP on the identical day.

BJP National President JP Nadda greeting Khushbu Sundar as she joined the BJP at the party's headquarters in New Delhi

JP Nadda, nationwide president of the BJP, greeting Khushbu Sundar as she joined the BJP on the occasion’s headquarters in New Delhi

Ahead of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, the BJP declared Kushboo Sundar as their candidate from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai. She ended up dropping the ballot to DMK candidate Ezhilan N by a margin of 32200 votes.


  • Remarks on pre-martial intercourse: Kushboo kicked up an issue in 2005 after she made some feedback on pre-marital intercourse throughout an interview with {a magazine}. Reportedly, Kushboo mentioned that it was high-quality for single women to take pleasure in intercourse after taking precautions to keep away from undesirable being pregnant and sexually transmitted ailments. She additional mentioned, “Our society should come out of the thinking that at the time of the marriage, the girls should be with virginity.” Her remarks didn’t go effectively with many social and political teams and a number of other circumstances have been filed towards her. Later, whereas giving a proof about her feedback, Kushboo mentioned that no educated man may count on his associate to be a virgin. Following her feedback, the volunteers of the social organisation ‘Dalit Panthers of India’ stormed the workplace of the South India Film Artistes’ Association in Chennai demanding an apology from her. It took a authorized battle of about 5 years for Kushboo to get a clear chit in round two dozen circumstances towards her by the Supreme Court of India in April 2010.
  • Maxim morphed photograph case: A case was filed towards the editor of the UK-based journal Maxim and 4 others by Kushboo for publishing a morphed {photograph} of her in skimpy apparel. Apparently, the journal in its first version in India in January 2006 featured a composite image of Kushboo together with her head pasted on the physique of a mannequin sporting a bikini. In 2007, the Madras High Court stayed the proceedings of the case primarily based on a plea filed by a type of charged.
  • Religious Offence: In November 2007, a case underneath Sec 295 and 296 of the IPC referring to offenses towards faith was filed by the non secular organisations Hindu Munnani and the Hindu Makkal Katchi towards Kushboo for allegedly disrespecting Hindu Gods. In their criticism, they accused Kushboo of disrespecting Hindu Gods by sitting cross-legged together with her slippers in entrance of the idols of the Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati throughout a puja in Chennai on 22 November 2007.
  • The Hindu Deity Images Saree Controversy: In December 2012 Kushboo once more stirred controversy for sporting a saree with the photographs of the Hindu Gods Rama, Krishna, and Hanuman printed on it. The non secular group Hindu Makkal Katchi sought an apology from her for hurting the feelings of the Hindus, failing which they threatened to begin agitations towards her. In her response, Kushboo mentioned, “I am not going to answer every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Why should I? There is no need at all. Why are they worried about what a woman sports. Don’t they have any other worthwhile work?”
  • Accusations towards IFFM, Melbourne: In 2017, While Khushbu was in Melbourne to advertise AFl in India, she accused the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne’s (IFFM) director and tender supplier Mitu Bhowmick Lange of discriminating towards non-Hindi movies and movie stars. In one in every of her interviews with a information channel, she mentioned, “This discrimination is injustice so we need to put an end to it. The IFFM though it says Indian when you look at it, it is only about Hindi films.” However, later, Mittu denied the allegations and mentioned that the organisers had invited many South Indian actors to the competition and gave equal significance to non-Hindi movies too.


  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the movie “Chinna Thambi” (1991)
  • Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil for the movie “Chinna Thambi” (1991)

    Kushboo Sundar receiving an award

    Kushboo Sundar receiving an award

  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the movie “Kolangal” (1995)
  • Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil for the movie “Irattai Roja” (1996)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for the movie “Paththini” (1997)

Net Worth

Kushboo Sundar’s internet price is Rs. 37 crores (as of 2021). Out of which, she has belongings price Rs. 41 crore (movable: Rs. 6 crores & immovable Rs. 34 crores) and liabilities price Rs. 4 crores to her identify.

Assets & Properties

Immovable Assets

  • Non-Agricultural Land price Rs. 4, 31,00,000
  • Residential Buildings price Rs. 30,25,87,500

Movable Assets

  • Cash Rs. 3, 25, 600
  • Bank Deposits Rs. 71,65,347
  • Insurance Policies price Rs. 20,00,000
  • Jewellery price Rs. 4,14,00,000


No.2, Leith Castle North road, Foreshore Estate, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028

Car Collection

Kushboo owns a Toyota Fortuner and Maruti Swift.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Thayir Sadam, Pongal, Rasa Vada
  • Restaurant: Chutney’s Restaurant in Hyderabad


  • Kushboo loves travelling and cooking in her leisure time. During an interview, Kushboo revealed that she had inherited her ardour for cooking from her mom.
  • Kushboo follows a non-vegetarian weight-reduction plan.
  • Kushboo was as soon as one of many main actresses in Tamil cinema. She turned so widespread among the many viewers that her followers constructed her a temple the place her idols have been worshiped. She is the primary and the one Indian actress to make such a mark.
  • Kushboo has acquired the names of her children Avantika and Anandita inked on her proper forearm.

    Kushboo Sundar's tattoo

    Kushboo Sundar’s tattoo

  • Kushboo’s producers from the Telugu cinema like Okay Raghavendra Rao typically protected her from her father. Talking about it in an interview, she mentioned,

    When he went to them asking for cash, they lied to him that each one my dues have been cleared, and gave the cash on to me.”

  • The first automotive that Kushboo ever purchased was a Maruti van. Two days after she purchased the automotive, her father, who had deserted her and her mom, requested them (Kushboo and her mom) to maneuver again to Mumbai with him and once they disagreed, he broke her automotive’s windshield. Talking about it in an interview, Kushboo mentioned,

    He got here to our house in Chennai. I had simply purchased a brand new Maruti van, my first automotive. He broke the windshield in anger. Just two days after I purchased it.”

    She additional mentioned,

    He instructed me that I’ll come begging him to take me again. I instructed him that I might kill everybody within the household and myself, however I gained’t return to him.”

  • Kushboo was born as Nakhat Khan. When she joined the movie trade, everybody stored asking the which means of her identify. Kushboo used to elucidate to them that Nakhat is a Persian identify which meant ‘Kushboo.’ Later, her dad and mom modified her identify to “Kushboo.” She added Sundar to her identify after her marriage with Sundar C. Sharing the small print of the identical in an interview, she mentioned,

    I added on Sundar after I acquired married. For 18 years, Sundar has been there (in my identify). I like so as to add my husband’s identify to mine as a result of I’ve at all times had a single identify. I’ve by no means carried a surname with me so it’s been Khushbu Sundar for the previous 18 years and previous to that since I used to be 7 or 8 years previous, it has at all times been Khusbhu. My household calls me Nakhat, my faculty mates and lecturers name me Nakhat.”

  • When Kushboo’s profession within the Tamil movie trade was at its peak, many meals objects in Tamil Nadu have been named after her. The hottest meals merchandise named after her was Kushboo Idli, a rice cake. Many drinks like Kushboo Sharbet, Kushboo Coffee, and Kushboo Cocktails have been additionally named after her. People additionally began promoting sarees and jewelry within the identify of the actress.
  • In December 2017, Kushboo was trolled on Twitter for her identify. People bullied her for hiding her id (being a Muslim) to make political features. Khan gave a befitting reply to the trolls by tweeting,

    Some trollers have made a discovery about me..my identify is #NakhatKhan.. Eureka!!! Fools that’s my identify given to me by my dad and mom.. AND YES I AM A KHAN..NOW WHAT???late bloomers,get up..u are 47 yrs late.

  • In 2017, Kushboo turned the Brand Ambassador of “Little India,” cultural precincts in Melbourne. She helped within the promotion of their enterprise. While speaking about the identical in an interview, she mentioned,

    I’m blissful to assist the small companies of the Australian Indian neighborhood with further profiling and publicity.”

    Kushboo Sundar as the brand ambassador of Little India

    Kushboo Sundar because the model ambassador of Little India

  • Kushboo is the Honorary member of Richmond Football Club, primarily based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, she was made the number-one ticket holder of Richmond Football Club. She is the primary and the one feminine to be given such an honour by any AFL Club in Australia.
  • Khushboo is an lively supporter of Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport. She has typically raised her voice in regards to the sport on varied nationwide and worldwide platforms.
  • In April 2020, Kushboo’s Twitter account was hacked by an nameless particular person. Later, in July 2021, somebody once more hacked her Twitter account and adjusted its identify to Briann. The hacker additionally modified her cowl picture and deleted a number of posts from her account.

    Kushboo Sundar's Twitter profile

    Kushboo Sundar’s Twitter profile

  • As of 2021, there are 4 felony circumstances pending on Kushboo.
  • Kushboo owns two pet canine named Kulfi Sundar and Nila Sundar.

    Kushboo Sundar with her pet dog Nila Sundar

    Kushboo Sundar together with her pet canine Nila Sundar


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