Kushboo Sundar is an Indian actress, television hostess and producer. She is also a judge in Maanada Mayilaada.Khushboo was born in a Muslim family she has three brothers.
Khushboo started her career in the 1980s as a child artist. Her first movie appearance was Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) where she had an uncredited role. She had her first credited role in the 1981 film Laawaris. Since then, she has acted in over 100 movies, some opposite leading actors like Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sathyaraj, and Prabhu. She played the role of the sister of Anil Kapoor in the 80s hit Meri Jung, and danced with Javed Jaffrey in his first dancing role on screen in the superhit song "Bol Baby Bol, Mere Sang Dol".
Kushboo was introduced to South India through the Telugu movie Kaliyuga Pandavulu Opp Venkatesh, under the direction of K Raghavendra Rao.She is known for her TV show Jackpot and her serials Kalki, Janani and Kungumam.Apart from Tamil movies, she has also acted in various movies in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam.In Kannada, She has acted in many movies with Ravichandran notably Ranadheera (1987), Anjada Gandu, Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Shanthi Kranthi and Yugapurusha.
In 2005, there was a well-publicized controversy about her remarks in an interview for AIDS awareness, about the need for protective sex: she said it was fine for girls to have pre-marital sex — but not without taking precautions to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Later, she added that no educated man should expect his wife or girlfriend to be a virgin. Two political parties lashed out at her because of her remarks: the Dalit Panthers of India and the Pattali Makkal Katchi. She was ordered to court and her counsel offered to withdraw the previously issued anticipatory bail petition. The judge acceded and dismissed the petition as withdrawn. The Supreme Court dismissed all cases registered against South Indian film actress and activist Khusboo for her alleged remarks on pre-marital sex.
Kushboos fans built a temple dedicated to her at Tiruchirapalli, but protesters razed it following her controversial comments in 2005 about pre-marital sex and AIDS.Khusboo made a statement in April 2010 that she would be entering into politics soon before the 2011 assembly elections and later joined the DMK, by signing her membership form at the party headquarters in Chennai.Khushboo is married to actor-director Sundar C, and she converted to Hinduism after they got married.They have two daughters named Avanthika and Ananditha, after whom they have named their production house. She has been living in Chennai for the past twenty years. She also has three brothers. Her brother Abdullah is expected to make his debut in the movie industry, playing the lead role in the movie Netru pol inru illai.
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