Shoban Babu

Occupation:
Actor
Awards:
Film fare Awards (4): 1971, 1974, 1976, 1979; Nandi Best Actor Award from AP Govt (5): 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976; AP Cinegoers Award (8) : 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1985, 1989; Madras Film Fans Award (9) : 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979
Shoban Babu
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Real/Other Names:: Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao
Date of Birth:: January 14, 1937
Date of Expiry:: March 20, 2008(Age-71)
Place of Birth:: Kuntamukala,Nandigama, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Family and Relations
Father: Uppu Suryanarayana Rao
Spouse: Shanta Kumari
Son: Karuna Seshu
Daughters: Mrudula, Prashanti ,Nivedita
Sisters: Dhanaranga, Jhansi ,Nirmala
Brother: Sambasiva Rao
Doughter-in-law: Vijaya
Grand Daughter: Sobhana C.A
Grand Son: Sandesh,Samkalp,Surakshith MBBS,Sucharith B.E,Soban Siddharth,Sougandh,Sourab
Son-in-law: Bhathina Sarath,Aalapati Anil Kumar,Nandamuri Vishnuvarthan Rao
Uncle: SubbaRao,Krishnayya,Swamy,Venkata Ramana


Mini Biography
Background:

Babu completed his initial schooling in Kuntamukkula Mylavaram. He pursued his Intermediate in Vijayawada and finished his degree (Bsc) at Andhra-Christian College in Guntur. Later, he studied law in Chennai, but ultimately discontinued it.
Babu's first film was Bhakta Sabari. Chitrapu Narayana Murthy was his first director. His film Manushulu Maarali ran for 25 weeks which was a record at that time. His first colour film was Kannavari Kalalu.Forthe first time he went abroad for a film shooting forRamudu-Parasuramudu. He made a dual role in Potti Pleader for the firsttime.
He was honored with several Nandi Awards by the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was given the honorific, "Natabooshana", which became his last name in movie credits.
During the 1970s he was also linked romantically to Jayalalitha who later went on to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. In reply to a report in a 1978 issue of the Bombay-based Star and Stylemagazine, implying that she and Shobhan Babu had parted ways,Jayalalitha confirmed that the relationship was strong and they were"going steady".

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. However, he still played smallroles in many films in order to earn money for his family. After thehuge success of Manushulu Maarali, he acted in films until 1997.
The highlight of Shoban Babu's career was the three consecutive Film Fare awards he won between 1974-1976 (1974 - Khaidi Babayi, 1975 - JeevanaJyothi, and 1976 - 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.
His rise in the acting industry was also a boon to producers with Babu's successive hits including Veerabhimanyu, Manushulumaarali, Kalyanamantapam, and Tahsildhargaari Ammaayi, which earned Babu a large fan base.Sobhanbabu had paired up with Sarada for several films and they werea hit pair. It was a unique combination. Sobhan Babu known for hisglamour and Sarada for her outstanding, performance-oriented roles.
Though several senior artists had lost their earnings either byproducing films or in some other way, Sobhanbabu had a planned career.He invested all his earnings in real estate. After his retirement helead a peaceful life with a complete happy family with sons, daughters,sons-in-law and daughters-in-law and grandchildren. At the end of hiscareer, he chose some character artist roles and finally retired fromfilms.
Controversy over Sobhan Babu death It could be true as to whatMr.Babu Mohan had said as there is no evidence in this case,but if onecould see some interview with his son post (sobhans)death he was askeda question like where he was at that time of death he replied that hewas away on some business but he had only received a telecon.Only onecritical question,well the question is .
If a person dies in a accidentis it not necessary to get autopsy done in the interest of Family Andgeneral public if any one can track electronic&news media the causeof death is very confusing as to some say he slipped from stairs someportray as heart attack and some say while doing yoga so now thismatter is of public interest and relates to the reputation of the caretakers of departed actor before the time of death to further pursuethis matter and prove it he had not died of exerted pressure byinterested parties of wealth created by him.
Well regarding the commentsfrom Mr Dasari,Murali Mohan or any big wigs doesn't mean anything asthey are all lobbyists they are trying to shut the issue before itcould see any public light.professional opinion Mr Babu Mohan had donenothing wrong but for comparison and one has to see a point of concernand sense of compassion for the departed actor from comedian turnedpolitician if one can understand a meaning of democracy they appreciateand request an investigation into this matter for general safety offamilies where a potential sibling rivalary could be eliminated and itswellbeing of the society.According to comedian -turned -politician Babu Mohan, Sobhan Babu did not die a natural death, but was pushed to death.
In his startling revelations on Thursday Feb 26 2009, Babu Mohansaid on the fateful day, Sobhan Babu had a quarrel with his familymembers over a cheque book. The family members demanded that he signedblank cheques in their names, but he refused. In the clash, they pushedhim down causing injuries to his nose and head, resulting in hisinstantaneous death. The family members managed to show it as a naturaldeath, Babu Mohan alleged.