29 September 1970
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Spouse(s)||Sundar C (m.1997–present)|
Kushboo 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 – Special Mention.
- 1 Film career
- 2 Temple built for Kushboo by fans
- 3 Involvement with Australian Football
- 4 Accusations against IFFM, Melbourne
- 5 Food dishes and products named after Kushboo
- 6 Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne
- 7 Politics
- 8 Filmography
- 9 Television
- 10 Reality shows
- 11 Controversies
- 12 References
- 13 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 others.
Her Pari/Fairy song "Main Pariyon Ki Shehzaadi" from Dard Ka Rishta, a 1982 Hindi movie, had become a major hit, and is still a highly popular song at annual Day School performances, kids parties and Pari/Fairy themed parties in India.
Temple built for Kushboo by fans
During her peak, Kushboo 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 Kushboo 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 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.
Accusations against IFFM, Melbourne
Food dishes and products named after Kushboo
During her peak in Tamil cinema, many dishes in menus across South India were named after Kushboo, like Kushboo Idli.[clarification needed] Other products such as Kushboo Jhumki, Kushboo Sarees, Kushboo Sharbet, Kushboo Coffee, Kushboo Cocktails and various other products, and food items were named after Kushboo as well. Many of those items still retain those names.
Offer to promote Little Indias in Melbourne
Indian National Congress
Khushbu joined the 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.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
- She is known for her TV show Jackpot and her serials Kalki, Janani and Kungumam.
|Sondhame Endrallum||Sun TV|
|2008–2009||Namma Kudumbam||Radha||Kalaignar TV|
|2012–2014||Paartha Gnabagam Illayo||Oviya||Kalaignar TV|
|2015||Pasamalar||Khusboo (guest role)||Sun TV|
|2017–present||Nandini||Parvathi/Durga Amman||Sun 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|
Khushbu has also been a judge in reality shows:
- Maanada Mayilada
- Azhagiya Thamizh Maghan
- Junior super stars
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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[which?] 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.
- "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 September 2017.
- "Damien Hardwick wins Coach of the Season". The Indian Sun. 27 September 2017.
- "Kushboo finds film inspiration on the Great Ocean Road". standard.net.au. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
- "IFFM discriminating against non-Hindi Films". SBS. 19 August 2017.
- "Khushbu and her love for South Indian Cuisine". The Hindu. 7 November 2017.
- "Khushbu offers to be "Ambassador" for Victoria's Little India precincts". The Indian Sun. 11 August 2017.
- "Guy offers Five Million for Cranbourne Indian precinct". The Indian Sun. 16 August 2018.
- "Actor Kushboo joins Congress - Times of India".
- "Kushboo jumps on the DMK bandwagon". Decan Herald.
- "Kushboo joins DMK".
- Yamunan, Sruthisagar. "Actor Kushboo quits DMK".
- "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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