Kushboo Sundar a Muslim by birth, converted to Hinduism, was born Khushboo Khan on 29th September 1970. She is married to director Sundar C. and has two daughters. She has been living in Chennai for the past twenty years. She also has three elder brothers and one of them is Abdullah S. Khan.
She started her career in the eighties as a child artist. Her first movie was Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) where she had an uncredited appearance. Later, in 1981, she had her first role in Laawaris. Since then, she has played in over 100 movies, some of them opposite popular Tamil actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Prabhu. She is known for her TV show Jackpot and her serials Kalki, Janani and Kungumam. Apart from Tamil movies, she also acted in various movies in Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. Kushboo was introduced to South Indian by the Kannada actor-director Ravichandran. She has acted in many movies with him notably Ranadheera(1987), Anjada Gandu, Shanthi Kranthi and Yugapurusha. Khushboo has widely been recognized as a bold on screen protagonist.