The name Tabassum is of Arabic origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a gender-neutral name for their child. This derives from the Arabic word meaning ‘smile’. According to these origins, the meaning of Tabassum is interpreted to be ‘smile’, ‘smiling’, or ‘happiness’. One of the several notable public figures known to have this name is the veteran Bollywood film actress and Indian talk show host Tabassum, who began her career in acting, working as a child actress. She is best known for hosting the first-ever talk show on Indian television.