Sobhan Babu
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Born
Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao

14 January 1937

Chinna Nandigama, G. Konduru Mandal, Krishna District, Madras Presidency, British Raj (now Andhra PradeshIndia)
Died20 March 2008 (aged 71)

Years active1959 – 1996
Title“Natabhushana”
Spouse(s)
  • Santha Kumari
    (m.1958–2008; (4 children))
ChildrenKaruna Seshu
Mrudula
Prasanthi
Nivedhitha
Parent(s)Surya Narayana
Rama Thulasamma

Sobhan Babu (born Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao) (14 January 1937 – 20 March 2008) was an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema.He made his film debut in Bhakta Shabari (1959), but Daivabalam (1959), was released earlier at the box office. Sobhan babu has garnered five state Nandi Awards for Best Actor, and four Filmfare Awards for Best Telugu Actor.

Sobhan Babu was starred in National Award winning works such as Seetharama Kalyanam (1961), Mahamantri Timmarasu (1962), Lava Kusa (1963), Nartanasala (1963), featured at the 3rd Afro-Asian Film Festival held at Jakarta, Bangaru Panjaram (1969) for which he received special mention at the 4th International Film Festival of India, and Desamante Manushuloyi (1970).

In a film career as a matinee idol, spanning more than thirty five years, Sobhan Babu was starred in more than 200 feature films in a variety of roles in works such as Veerabhimanyu (1965), Manushulu Marali (1969), Tara Sasankam (1969), Kalyana Mandapam (1971), Chelleli Kapuram (1971), Sampoorna Ramayanam (1972), Sharada (1973), Manchi Manushulu (1974), Jeevana Jyothi (1975), Soggadu (1976), Kurukshetram (1977), Mallepoovu (1978), Gorintaku (1979), Karthika Deepam, (1979), Mosagadu (1980), Devatha (1982), and Mundadugu (1983).