Shoba Shoba
Indian actor
Shoba Shoba
For the town and commune in Algeria see Sobha, Algeria ShobhaஷோபாBorn Mahalakshmi MenonTemplate:Safesubst:23 September 1962(1962-09-23)Template:Safesubst:Disappeared Template:Safesubst: Template:Safesubst:Died 1 May 1980(1980-05-01) (aged 17)Template:Safesubst:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IndiaTemplate:Safesubst:Resting place Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Other names Shoba Mahendra, Urvashi Shoba, Baby Mahalakshmi, Baby ShobaOccupation ActressYears active 1966-1971, 1978–1980Partner Balu Mahendra (1978–1979) Parents K.
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    TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    Died on May 1, 1980.
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  • 1979
    Age 16
    In 1979 she was recipient of the National Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Pasi, which was produced by Lalitha, the eldest of the Travancore sisters.
    More Details Hide Details She also received the Filmfare Best Actress award for Pasi and received the Second Best Actress award from the Kerala government in 1977 for the film Ormakal Marikkumo. Shobha committed suicide at the age of 17. She was married to Balu Mahendra. In an interview to Anu Haasan in Koffee with Anu, Balu Mahendra has said that the tragedy of how Shoba was suddenly snatched away from his life by destiny, as quickly as she came, formed the plot for his next movie Moondram Pirai. The 1983 Malayalam film Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback directed by K. G. George is loosely based on her life and death. National Film Awards Filmfare Awards South Kerala State Film Award
  • 1978
    Age 15
    She received the Kerala government's Best Actress award for the 1978 films Bandhanam and Ente Neelakasam.
    More Details Hide Details The same year she earned the Best Actress award by Filmfare for the Kannada-language film Aparichita.
    In 1978 she was cast as a heroine in Uthradarathri, a film directed by Balachandra Menon.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 3
    In 1966, Shoba made her screen debut in Tamil Thriller film Thattungal Thirakkappadum directed by actor J. P. Chandrababu.
    More Details Hide Details In the film she was credited as Baby Mahalakshmi where she played the role of Lakshmi opposite actress Savitri, K. R. Vijaya, R. S. Manohar and Chandrababu himself. The following year she made her debut in Malayalam cinema through Udhyogastha by P. Venu where she was named as Baby Shoba. Touted as the first "multi-starrer", with five top actors, in Malayalam cinema, the film had Sathyan, Prem Nazir, K. P. Ummer, Padmini, Sharada, Sheela and Rajasree in the lead along with Shobha. The film was a big hit and gained Shoba recognition as a child actor in South Indian cinema.
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1962.
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