23 September 1962
||1 May 1980
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
||Shoba Mahendra, Urvashi Shoba, Baby Mahalakshmi, Baby Shoba
||Balu Mahendra (1978–1980) her death
||K. P. Menon (Father)
Shobha (23 September 1962 – 1 May 1980) was a South Indian film actress. She started her career as a child artist in the Tamil film Thattungal Thirakkappadum. Her first film as a heroine was Utrada Raatri. Shobha's real name was Mahalakshmi. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the Tamil film Pasi at the age of 17.
Shoba was born to K. P. Menon and Prema Menon. Her mother was one of the leading actresses in Malayalam cinema in the 1950s.
In 1966, Shoba made her screen debut in Tamil Thriller film Thattungal Thirakkappadum directed by actor J. P. Chandrababu. 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. Though the film was highly acclaimed but it did not fare well at box office. 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.
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's is loosely based on her life and death.
- Jeevitha Yathra(1965)
- Penmakkal (1966)
- Ollathu Mathi (1967)
- Pareeksha (1967)
- Kadal (1968)
- Udhyogastha (1967) – child artist
- Aval Alpam Vaikipoyi (1971)
- Sindooracheppu (1971) .... Ammalu
- Makane Ninakku Vendi (1971)...Young Sophia
- Taxi Car (1972)
- Gandharavakshetram (1972)....Young Lakshmi
- Aradimanninte Janmi (1972).... Minikutty
- Udayam (1973)... Young Geetha
- Badradeepam (1973)... Lekha
- Ayalathe Sundari(1974).... Shobha
- Night Duty(1974).... Ammini
- Ayodhya(1975).... Shanthi
- Chottanikkara Amma(1976)
- Amruthavahini(1976) .... Rani
- Ormakal Marikkumo(1977)....Ammini/Parvathi
- Nurayum Pathayum(1977)
- Rajaparambara (1977)
- Padasaram (1978) .... Shoba
- Randu Penkuttikal (1978)
- Wayanadan Thampan (1978)
- Utradaraatri (1978)
- Ulkkadal (1978)
- Ekakini (1978)
- Bandhanam (1978)
- Ishta Praneshwari(1979)
- Ente Neelakasham (1979)
- Jeevitham Oru Ganam (1979)
- Venalil Oru Mazha (1979)
- Shalini Ente Koottukaari (1980)
- Daliapookkal (1980)
- Aniyatha Valakal(1980)
- Soorya Daham(1980)
- Yovvanam Daham(1980)
- Manju Moodal Manju(1980)
- Thattungal Thirakkappadum (1966) – child artist
- Achani (1978)
- Nizhal Nijamagiradhu (1978)
- Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam (1978)
- Mullum Malarum (1978)
- Veetuku Veedu Vasappadi (1979)
- Oru Vidukathai Oru Thodarkathai (1979)
- Eani Padigal (1979)
- Pasi (1979)
- Azhiyadha Kolangal (1979)
- Agal Vilakku (1979)
- Chakkalathi (1979)
- Veli Thandiya Velladu (1980)
- Moodu Pani (1980)
- Ponnagaram (1980)
- Samandhippoo (1980)
- Anbulla Athan (1981)
- National Film Awards
- Filmfare Awards South
- Kerala State Film Award
10 - Lagu Shoba
Moodupani (1980) Tamil - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja
Moodupani (1980) Tamil - En Iniya Pon Nilave - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja ♥ Большое Спасибо Catnat ♥ !!!
Mullum Malarum - Rajini feels proud about Shoba
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Actress Jalaja talks about actress Shoba's suicide
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MUROTTAL SURAT2 PENDEK LAGU SHOBA OLEH DRS HAF CHOIRUL ANAM
MUROTTAL SURAT2 PENDEK LAGU SHOBA OLEH DRS HAF CHOIRUL ANAM, KETUA JAM'IYAH TILAWATIL QURAN PROVINSI JAWA TIMUR.
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maqro 7 lagu.
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Ponnagaram Tamil Full Movie : Sarath Babu,Shoba.
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Abhang Vani | Shoba Chandrasekhar | Carnatic Audio Jukebox
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SHOBA SHOBANE. PROFESSOR feat AVANTE (The Orientation)
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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:57:23 -0800
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive members Shoba Surendran and P.K.Krishnadas are being considered for the post of the next State president of the party. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) State leadership is understood to ...
Centre Daily Times
Centre Daily Times
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:41:15 -0800
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss faculty scholar and law professor at Penn State Law-University Park where she teaches immigration and asylum and refugee law and also directs the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic. Wadhia is author of ...
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:34:46 -0800
Hundreds gathered at the Kaneko tower on 13th and 'P' Monday night and held a candlelight vigil for Syrian refugees. Several church leaders from around Lincoln spoke at the vigil saying as many around the country gather to celebrate thanksgiving- a ...
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:12:11 -0800
Women devotees clad in traditional attire performed Kolatam and participated in various special rituals such as Karthika Shoba Maha Mangala Harathi on the occasion. Ashtavadhana Seva, Pushpanjali and other holy events marked Laksha Deepotsavam.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:02:55 -0800
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a clinical professor of law at the Penn State University School of Law, said the process to admit refugees in the U.S. is exhaustive. “All refugees go through a vigorous screening process before they are admitted into the U.S ...
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:07:07 -0800
A few days ago he had phoned his parents, Kunhiraman and Shoba and informed them of reaching home on December 5. His marriage was fixed on December 20. Three months ago he had left for Kashmir after leave. His friend had initially informed his ...
The Hill (blog)
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 05:52:30 -0800
One year ago, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration. Nov. 20, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary for these programs -- the politics around these actions take a close second to this week's troubling reaction against ...
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:07:30 -0800
Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia points out that each potential entrant goes through a rigorous screening process. "It's been misleading for leaders of States to apply what happened in Paris to would-be refugees who may come to the U.S ...
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