• Birthday: 09. July 1944
  • Birthplace: Mumbai, India


Tabassum (born Kiran Bala Sachdev on 9 July 1944) is an Indian film actress and talkshow host, who started her career as a child actor Baby Tabassum in 1947. Later had a successful television career as the host of first TV talk show of Indian television, Phool Kile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. It ran on National broadcaster Doordarshan from 1972 to 1993, and wherein she interviewed film and TV personalities. She also worked as a stage compere.

She was born on 9 July 1944 in Mumbai to Ayodhyanath Sachdev, a Indian freedom fighter, and Asghari Begum, freedom fighter, journalist and an author. Her father named her Tabassum, keeping her mother’s religious sentiments in mind, while her mother kept her name Kiran Bala, keeping her father’s religious sentiments in mind. Her official name as per documents pre-marriage was Kiran Bala Sachdev.