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Shoban Babu


Shoban Babu

Sobhan Babu (Telugu: శోభన్ బాబు) (January 14, 1937 – March 20, 2008) was an Indian film actor in Telugu cinema. Born as Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao to a middle-class family, Sobhan went on to become a romantic icon and was one of the top Tollywood heroes for two decades. He made his film debut with Daivabalam directed by Vasanthkumar Reddy, but his first film to hit the screens was Bhakta Sabari.

Shoban Babu Biography

Shoban Babu
Name : Shoban Babu

Real Name : Uppu Shobana Chalapathy Rao

Date Of Birth : 14 Jan 1937 Early morning

Mother Tongue : Telugu

Education : Schooling- Kuntamukkula Mylavaram, Inter – Vijayawada,
Degree Guntur AC College, Law – Madras Discontinued.

Father : Uppu Suryaarayana Rao

Mother : Uppu Ramatulasamma

Wife : Shanta Kumari Married on  15 May 1958

Children : Son : Karuna Sheshu, Daughter in law : Vijaya
Grand Children : Sandesh Sankalap (twins), shobana
Daughter : Mrudula,  Son in law :Dr Sharat
Daughter : Prashanathi, Son in law : Anil kumar
Daughter : Nivedeta, Son in law : N.Vishnu varadhana rao.

Other Family Members : Sisters : Dhanaranga, Jhansi, Nirmala.
Brother : Sambasiva Rao.

Career

Sobhan Babu made his debut in the film Daivabalam. After that he acted in many films playing small roles.

Veerabhimanyu (1965) was his first movie as a “solo hero”. This movie turned out to be a big hit. After this, however, he still played small roles in many films in order to earn money for his family. After the huge success of Manushulu Maarali, he acted in films until 1997. His film Manushulu Maarali ran for 25 weeks, which was a record at that time. His first colour film was Kannavari Kalalu. He performed a dual role for the first time in Potti Pleader.

The highlight of Shoban Babu’s career was the three consecutive Filmfare awards he won between 1974-1976 (1974 for Khaidi Babayi, 1975 for Jeevana Jyothi, and 1976 for Soggadu). This was a record for the Telugu film industry. Babu was only the second actor (after Dilip Kumar) to receive three consecutive Filmfare trophies. He was honored with several Nandi Awards by the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was given the honourific “Natabooshana”, which became his last name in movie credits.

His rise in the acting industry was also a boon to producers with Babu’s successive hits including Veerabhimanyu, Manushulu Marali, Kalyana Mandapam, and Tahsildhargaari Ammaayi, which earned Babu a large fan base.

Sobhanbabu had paired up with Saradha for several films and they were a hit pair. It was a unique combination. Sobhan Babu known for his glamour and Sarada for her outstanding, performance-oriented roles.

Sobhan Babu is known for his glamour. A single strand of hair (may be a couple) curled down on his forehead was his trademark style. It was so popular that every Telugu moviegoer would instantly recognize it as his style.

Though several senior artists had lost their earnings either by producing films or in some other way, Sobhanbabu had a planned career. He invested all his earnings in real estate. After his retirement he led a peaceful life with a complete happy family with sons, daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law and grandchildren like a real life hero.

Sobhan Babu died on March 20, 2008 due to a heart attack at the age of 71.

Writer and film journalist Akella Raghavendra wrote a book on Sobhan Babu, titled Sobhan Babu Jeevita Charitra-Parugu Aapadam O Kala.

To mark the 75th birth Anniversary of legendary actor Sobhan Babu Platinum Jubilee celebration were held in Hyderabad in July 2012 by his movie Fans. It was graced by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with the film celebrities. Souvenir was released on the event. Website Sobhanbabu.com has been started as mark of respect for the veteran actor.

Shoban Babu was one of the popular actors of his generation in Telugu Cinema. He has taken over the fame from Akkineni Nageswara Rao as romantic & glamour actor. Hence he was extremely popular among the women audience. Particularly he got reputation among his fans as acting along with more than one heroine in many of his movies. He did not allow his children into cinema field and even he didn’t like his children to come to film studios and shootings.

He had a long time affair with J.Jayalalitha, the current chief minister of Tamilnadu. Jayalalitha attended Shoban Babu’s death funeral at Chennai.

His First Movie Details:

First Movie (released) : Daiva Balam

First movie heroine : L.Vijayalaxmi

First movie director (released) : Chitrapu Narayanamurthy

First Movie producer: B.D.Naidu

First Music director : Pendayala Nageswera Rao (Bhakta Sabari)

First 100 days movie : Narthanasala … AS A SOLO, 25 WEEKS FILM MANSULUMARALI

First Kashimiri color and whole film : Kannavari Kalalu

First foreign location (only) : Ramudu Parsuhuramudu

 First double action movie : Potti pleader

Awards:

Film fare Awards : 1971, 74, 76, 79.

Nandi Best Actor Award from AP Govt : 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976.

AP Cinegoers Award : 1970, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 85, 89.

Madras Film Fans Award : 1971, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 85.

Vamsi Berkely Award : 1978, 84, 85.

AP Film Fans Award : 1971, 1974

Andhrapatrika Award : 1970, 1985.

Film World : 1971, 1975.

Central Govt Award for the best classical film hero award : Bangaru Panjaram 1970.

Filmalaya : 1975.

Cine World : 1975.

Cinema Express : 1984.

Kalasagar : 1975, 1986.

Kalasravanthi : 1992.

Movies direct 100 days centers:

  1. Veerabhimanyu – 11
  2.  Judagadu 2
  3. Potti pleader – 2
  4.  Mande gundelu 5
  5. Manushulu marali 7
  6.  Gorintaaku 9
  7. Tasildar gari ammai 6
  8. Kodalluvasunnaru jagartha 2
  9. Sampoorna ramayanam 8
  10.  Pandandanti jeevitam 4
  11. Jeevana Tarangalu 2
  12.  Illalu 8
  13. Puttinillu mettinillu 2
  14.  Maharaju 125 days one center
  15. Andaru dongalu 3
  16.  Kaidi babai 2
  17. Manchimanushulu 10
  18.  Illalu priyuraalu 8
  19. Jeevana jyothy 12
  20.  Premamurthulu 2
  21. Jebu donga 9
  22.  Devata 17
  23. Soggadu 19
  24.  Mundadugu 17
  25. Mallepoovu 1
  26.  Sarpayagam 1
  27. Kaartika deepam 10
  28. Evandi avida Vachindi 2

Music directors worked for Shoban babu :

  1. Pendyala  7
  2. Shankar 2 (Pratikaram and Debbaku Ta Dongalamuta)
  3. Chakravarthy 68
  4.  JV Raghavulu  2 (Jeevanatarangalu, Dhamapeetam Daddarililu)
  5. K.V.Mahadevan 22
  6.  V.Kumar   2 (Kannavari kalalu and Andraru manchi valle)
  7. Satyam 19
  8.  Vidhyasagar 2  (Sarpayagam, Doshi – Nirdhosi)
  9. S.Rajeshwara Rao 16
  10.  Rajan nagendra 1 (navagrapuja mahima)
  11. S P Kondapani 9
  12.  Adinarayana Ram and Satyam 1 (Chandipriya)
  13. Ghantasala 7
  14.  AA Raju 1 Kathanayakuraalu
  15. TV Raju  7
  16. Koti 2
  17. T. Chalapathi Rao 6
  18. Raj 1
  19. Raj koti 6
  20. Master Venu 5
  21. Aswadhama 5
  22. Adinarayana Rao 4
  23. Illayaraja  3  (Raj kumar Ashwamedam  Mr. Bharath)
  24. Ramesh naidu 3 (Amma maata, Ganga Manga and Jeevitam)
  25. S. P. Balasubramanyam  3 (jackie, Kongumudu bharyamanai)
  26. Susarla Dakshanamurthy 1
  27. Vishwanathan Ramurthy 1

Heriones worked with Shoban babu : 

  1. Jayasudha 31
  2. Vanishree 28
  3. Sharada 20
  4. Jayaprada 18
  5. Chandrakala 8
  6. Rajashri 4
  7. Pandaribhai 1
  8. Bharathi  3
  9. Sheela 1
  10. Rajasulochana 1
  11. Vijayashanthi 12
  12. Suhasini 12
  13. Radha 9
  14. Laxmi 12
  15. Radhika 5
  16. Sarita 1
  17. Nandini 1
  18. Sridevi 8
  19. Sujatha 4
  20. Adoni Laxmi  1
  21. Ambika 1
  22. preeti 1
  23. Keerti Singh 1
  24. savitri 1
  25. Bhanupriya 1
  26. Jayanthi 3
  27. Kanchana 4
  28. Geetanjali 4
  29. Attili Laxmi 1
  30. K.R.Vijaya 4
  31. Vijayanirmala 5
  32. Priyaraman 1
  33. Sumitra 1
  34. Deevika 1
  35. Sandhaya Raani 2
  36. Y.Vijaya 1
  37. Aarti 2
  38. Vijayalalitha 2
  39. Venneradai Nirmala 2
  40. Jamuna 2
  41. Jayalalitha 1
  42. Nagma 1
  43. Surabhi 1
  44. Amani 1
  45. Subhasini 1
  46. Rati 3
  47. Lata 3
  48. Manjula 8
  49. Jayachitra 3
  50. Indraja 1
  51. Shavukar Janaki 1
  52. Rekha 1
  53. Srividya 1
  54. Sumalatha 7
  55. Madhavi 1
  56. L.Viajayalaxmi  1
  57. Vakkalanka Padma 1
  58. Reena 1
  59. Deepa 2
  60. Geeta  4    
    Actor
    Sobhan Babu (January 14, 1937 – March 20, 2008) was an Indian film actor in Telugu cinema. He made his film debut with Daivabalam directed by Vasanthkumar Reddy, but Bhakta Sabari released earlier at the box office. In a career spanning two decades, He has done versatile roles in various genre. He has garnered five Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). He received the Rashtrapati Award for his performance in the 1969 classical film Bangaru Panjaram.
    DOB: 01/14/1937
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