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celebrity Sobhan Babu
Born : January 14, 1937, First Movie : Daivabalam, Recent Release : Hello Guru,

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Born: January 14, 1937, Nandigama

Died: March 20, 2008, Chennai

Spouse: Santha Kumari (m. 1958–2008)

Children: Mrudula Rao, Prashanti Rao, Nivedita Rao, Karuna Seshu

Parents: Rama Thulasamma, Uppu Suryanarayana Rao

Sobhan Babu (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 Daivabalamdirected by Vasanthkumar Reddy, but his first film to hit the screens was Bhakta Sabari.

A son of Uppu Suryanarayana Rao, Babu had three sisters Dhanaranga, Jhansi and Nirmala, and a brother, Sambasiva Rao.

Babu completed his initial schooling at Kuntamukkula Mylavaram. He pursued his Intermediate in Vijayawada and finished his degree at Andhra-Christian College in Guntur. Later, he studied law in Chennai, but ultimately discontinued it.

He married Santha Kumari on 15 May 1958; they had a son, Karuna Seshu and three daughters: Mrudula, Prashanti and Nivedita.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlast, Sobhan Babu's family is launching another hero !
Updated on : Jan 18, 2015, 15:47 IST
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Sobhan Babu's family didn't launch any other hero till date into the Tollywood film industry....
 
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