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Mar 20, 2008

Telugu Actor Shobhan Babu Passes Away


Legendary Tamil and Telugu movie actor, Uppu Shobana Chalapathy Rao popularly known as Shobhan Babu passed away on Thursday morning here.

The actor was 71 years old and is survived by his four children, three daughters and one son. Born on January 14 1937, Shobhan Babu made his debut in films with Daivabalam directed by Vasanthkumar Reddy, but the first film that hit the screen was Bhakta Sabari.

Shobhan Babu is one of the few actors, who worked opposite now politician Jayalalithaa. Though Shobhan Babu quietly exited from the silver screen, he was a big hit back in his days. His film Manushulu Maarali ran for 25 weeks, which was a record-breaking achievement in those days.

Although, Shobhan Babu was a widely acknowledged actor down south, he was never in favour of any of his children pursing acting as a career.

One can know the extent of his talent and fan following by the fact that he had received Filmfare Award four times, Nandi Award five times, AP Cine Goers Award eight times of which he bagged the award consecutively for six years from 1970 to 1975.

Fact file

Name : Uppu Shobana Chalapathy Rao
Date of Birth: January 14, 1937
Date of death: March 20, 2008
Wife’s name: Kanta Kumari
Debut film: Daivabalam
Popular films: Bhakta Sabari, Manushulu Maarali, Kannavari Kalalu. Ramudu-Parasuramudu, Potti Pleader
Children: 4 (son-Karuna Seshu and three daughters- Mrudula, Prashanti and Nivedita)

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4 Comments:

mukhi said...

its very sad 2 hear his death........

mukhi said...

he is a legend.....

mukhi said...

miss u so much........

mukhi said...

wish his sole rest in peace......