- Birthday: 29. September 1970
- Birthplace: Andheri (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nakhat Khan, known by her stage name Kushboo, is an Indian film actress, producer, television hostess, and a politician. She is predominantly known for her works in the South Indian film industry. She has received two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actress.
Khushboo was born at Andheri (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Punjabi Muslim family, her maternal grandparents were from Lahore, Western Punjab. She has three brothers. She had her primary education in Swami Muktananda High School located in Andheri area. She is a high school drop-out, she couldn't study after 8th standard since she became busy with films by then. Kushboo speaks Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil,Telugu, Marathi, and English.
Khushboo started her career in the early 1980s as a child artist. Her first film appearance was in Raja Nanna Raja a Kannada film in 1976 then appeared in The Burning Train 1980 in the song "Teri Hai Zameen Tera Aasman" followed by Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) in both films she had an uncredited roles. She had her first credited role in the 1981 film Laawaris, and Dard ka Rishta (1982). Sunil Dutt gave her large share screen appearance in Dard Ka Rishta. Between 1981-1985 as a child artist she did Aapas Ki Baat, Bemisal, Jaanoo, Patton Ki Bazi and Tan-Badan. Since then, she has acted in over 100 films, some opposite leading actors such as Ananth Nag, Kamal Hassan, Vishnuvardhan, Rajnikanth, Ambareesh, Venkatesh, Tiger Prabhakar, Nagarjuna, Ravichandran, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sathyaraj, and Prabhu. She played the role of the sister of Anil Kapoor in the 1985 hit Meri Jung, and danced with Javed Jaffrey in his first dancing role on screen in the super-hit song "Bol Baby Bol, Mere Sang Dol". She went to become the No 1 leading actress of Tamil Cinema during her period. Her career as Hindi film heroine was a disaster as both Deewana Mujhsa Nahi and Prem Daan were flops. She made her début in Tamil film Tharmathin Thalaivan.