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Shobana -Biography and Filmography

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Name - Shobana Chandrakumar

Parents-Shri Chandrakumar and Dr Anandam Chandrakumar

Aunts-Lalitha,Padmini and Ragini

Gurus for classical dance - Dr Padma Subramaniam

Place of Birth - Kerala

Address:

Shobana
77/5, Gulmohar Avenue
Velacheri Road, Chennai 600 032.
Tel: 0-44-23513488
Shobana is an accomplished

Bharatanatyam dancer who runs a dance school and has worked on
collaborative ventures with the likes of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain,
Vikku Vinayakram and Mandolin Srinivas. Mitr: My friend is Malayalam
actress Shobhana's first English film. She plays a self-sacrificing
housewife, who finds her own identity later. She have won the Best
actress national award in that movie. As a Bhartanatyam dancer, Shobana
is renowned for her fine dedication to the classical art form.




Career


Shobhana acted for the first time in a leading role in the Malayalam motion picture "April 18" in 1984, directed by Balachandra Menon. She also acted alongside the Malayalam actor Mammootty in the film Kanamarayathu (1984). Shobhana won her first National Award from the government of India, for best performance as an actress in 1994. She was awarded for her stunning performance in Fazil's movie Manichitrathazhu. She bagged a second National award for best actress in the year 2002 for her role in an English language film Mitr: My Friend, directed by Revathi.
Shobhana is an equally accomplished dancer of Bharatanatyam, an elaborate dance from South India. She did her dance training at the Chidambaram academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her gurus included legendary Bharatanatyam dancers Chitra Visweswaran and Padma Subramaniam. Shobhana is famed for her Abhinaya, a pivotal element in the South Indian dance of Bharatanatyam. She performed in Kuala Lumpur before the King and Queen of Malaysia. Shobhana's skilled execution of dance movements and her extraordinary beauty has led many people to consider her as the most beautiful South Indian actress from the 1980s through the 1990s. She is often equaled to the curvaceous beauty of South Indian sculptures. Shobhana has founded a school for classical Bharatanatyam dance in Chennai. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. In 2006 January, the Indian government honored Shobana with Padma Shri title for her significant contributions to cinema and Bharatanatyam.

Biography



Shobhana Chandrakumar (born March 21, 1970) is an exponent of the Bharatanatyam dance and a leading actress of South Indian motion pictures. She was born into a Malayalam speaking family from Kerala, India. Shobhana is the niece of the Travancore sisters Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini, all of whom, who were renowned for their skill in classical Indian dance. She has acted in over 150 movies in 5 languages.
Shobana is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer who runs a dance school and has worked on collaborative ventures with the likes of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakram and Mandolin Srinivas. Mitr: My friend is Malayalam actress Shobhana's first English film. She plays a self-sacrificing housewife, who finds her own identity later. She have won the Best actress national award in that movie. As a Bhartanatyam dancer, Shobana is renowned for her fine dedication to the classical art form.




Filmography


Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
Mere Baap Pehle Aap(2008)
Apna Asmaan (2007) .... Padmini Kumar
Game (2006/II)
Makalkku (2005) .... Killeri-Hit
Maampazhakkaalam (2004) .... Indira-Flop
Dance Like a Man (2003) (as Shobhana) .... Ratna Parekh
Mitr, My Friend (2002) .... Lakshmi
Sradha (2000)-Hit
Valliettan (2000) (as Shobhana) .... Devi-Super Hit
Agni Sakshi (1999)-Hit
Kaliyoonjal (1997)-Hit
Kalyana Kacheri (1997)-Hit
Superman (1997) .... Nithya-Super Hit
Hitler (1996) .... Gauri-Mega Hit
Aramana Veedum Anjoorekkarum (1996)-Hit
Kumkumacheppu (1996)
Suryaputrulu (1996)
Mazhayethum Munpe (1995) .... Uma Maheswari-Super Hit
Minnaminuginum Minnukettu (1995)-Hit
Sindoora Rekha (1995) .... Arundhathi-Flop
Vishnu (1994) .... Susanna Mathews-Flop
Commissioner (1994) .... Indu-Mega Hit
Manathe Vellitheru (1994) .... Merlin Fernandes - Hit
Minnaram (1994) .... Neena-Hit
Pakshe (1994) .... Balachandran's Childhood Sweetheart-Hit
Pavithram (1994) (as Shobhana) .... Meera-Hit
Thenmavin Kombath (1994) (as Shobhana) .... Karthumbi-Mega Hit
Manichitrathazhu (1993) .... Ganga - National Award-Mega Hit
Maya Mayuram (1993)-AVG
Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993) .... Pavizham-Mega Hit
Pappayude Swantham Appoos (1992) .... Appu's Mother-Mega Hit
Ahankari (1992)
Hello Darling (1992)
Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam (1992)-Hit
Thalapathi (1991) .... Subbulaxmi-Mega Hit
Rowdy Alludu (1991)
Rowdy Gari Pellam (1991) .... Anjali
Appula Appa Rao (1991) .... Subba Laxmi
April 1st Vidudhala (1991) .... Bhuvaneswari
Kankettu (1991) .... Sujatha-Hit
Keechu Raallu (1991)
Ulladakkam (1991) .... Annie-Super Hit
Kalikkalam (1990) .... Annie-Hit
Alludugaru (1990) (as Shobhana) .... Kalyani
Sasneham (1990) .... Sarasvati-Hit
Charithram (1989)-Hit
Innale (1989) .... Maya - Gouri-Super Hit
Kokila (1989) .... Kokila
Nari Nari Naduma Murari (1989) Super Hit
Siva (1989)... aka Shiva (India: Tamil title: alternative transliteration)
Mukthi (1988) .... Rashika-Hit
Rudra Veena (1988) .... Lalita Siva Jyoti -- Award winng film
Vicharana (1988) .... Anitha-Super Hit
Abhinandana (1988) (as Shobhana)
Aparan (1988)-Super Hit
Dhwani (1988) .... Devi-Super Hit
Idu Namma Alu (1988) (as Shobhana) .... Banu
Janmandharam (1988) .... Sridevi
Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) .... Radha-Super Hit
Anantaram (1987) (as Shobhana) .... Suma, Nalini
Muvva Gopaludu (1987)
Ithrayum Kalam (1987) .... Savithri
Nadodikkattu (1987) .... Radhika-Mega Hit
Vrutham (1987) .... Nancy-Super Hit
Rareeram (1986) .... Meera
Ee Kaikalil (1986) .... Viji Balakrishnan
Nyayavidhi (1986) .... Geetha
Chaitnaya (1986)
Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku (1986) .... Indu n
Abhayam Thedi (1986)
Ente Entethu Mathram (1986) .... Ambili
Iniyum Kurukshethram (1986) .... Lekha
Kunjattakilikal (1986) .... Usha
T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986) .... Anitha-Super Hit
Upaharam (1985) .... Magi Fernandes
Yathra (1985) .... Thulasi-Hit
Ayanam (1985) .... Alice
Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) .... Sharada-Super Hit
Anu Bandham (1985) .... Vijayalakshmi
Thammil Thammil (1985)-Super Hit
Eeran Sandhya (1985) .... Prabha
Azhiyatha Bandhangal (1985) .... Geetha
Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985) .... Revathi
Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Merlin
Enakkul Oruvan (1984)
Ithiri Poove Chuvannapoove (1984) .... Subhadra
Kanamarayathu (1984)-Super Hit
April 18 (1984) (as Shobhana) .... Policeman's Wife-Super Hit
Mangala Nayaki (1980) (as Baby Sobhana)

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Re: Shobana -Biography and Filmography

Post by mallu on Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:10 am

Nice information.It is almost up to date!

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