digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Shobha
Shoba actress.jpg
Shobha
Born Mahalakshmi Menon
(1962-09-23)23 September 1962
Died 1 May 1980(1980-05-01) (aged 17)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Shoba Mahendra, Urvashi Shoba,[1] Baby Mahalakshmi, Baby Shoba
Occupation Actress
Years active 1966–1971, 1977–1980
Spouse(s) Balu Mahendra (1978–1980) her death
Parents K. P. Menon (Father)
Prema (Mother)

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.

Early life[edit]

Shoba was born to K. P. Menon and Prema Menon. Her mother was one of the leading actresses in Malayalam Cinema in the 1950s.

Career[edit]

Early career: As child artist[edit]

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.[2] Though the film was highly acclaimed but it did not fare well at box office.[3] 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-starer in Malayalam cinema, the film had Sathyan, Prem Nazir, K. P. Ummer, Padmini, Sharada, Sheela and Rajasree in the lead along with Shobha.[4] The film was big hit and made Shoba as a recognised child actor in South Indian cinema.[5]

Death[edit]

Shobha committed suicide at the age of 17.[6][7][8] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

  • Jeevitha Yathra(1965)
  • Karuna(1966)
  • Penmakkal (1966)
  • Ollathu Mathi (1967)
  • Pareeksha (1967)
  • Kadal (1968)
  • Adyapika(1968)
  • Aparadhini(1968)
  • Kuruthikkalam(1969)
  • Vettamrigam(1969)
  • Udhyogastha (1967) – child artist
  • Aval Alpam Vaikipoyi (1971)
  • Sindooracheppu (1971)
  • 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
  • Dweep(1977)
  • Ormakal Marikkumo? (1977)
  • Nurayum Pathayum(1977)
  • Rajaparambara (1977)
  • Padasaram (1978) .... Shoba
  • Randu Penkuttikal (1978)
  • Wayanadan Thampan (1978)
  • Utradaraatri (1978)
  • Ulkkadal (1978)
  • Ekakini (1978)
  • Bandhanam (1978)
  • Lillyppookkal(1979)
  • 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)

Tamil films[edit]

  • 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)

Telugu films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Kerala State Film Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United Press International (2 May 1980). "All the city is a stage". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "The agony and ecstasy of being – Chandrababu". Southside. 2007. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Randor Guy (2 October 2009). "A voice that mesmerised". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Film director P. Venu dead". The Hindu. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "P Venu dies of heart attack in Chennai". Oneindia.in. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (3 May 2002). "It's a heavy price to pay". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "A story on suicides and actresses". Behindwoods.com. 4 January 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Why South Indian heroines are embracing death". Mid Day. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoba — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
37292 videos foundNext > 

ქრისტეს შობა! Qristes shoba!!!

mama archilis filmebi.....,shoba qristesi.

Nostalgia - shoba ushenod

SHOBA PROPHiLSHi

gilocavt shoba axal wels - tovlis babu

subscribe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6QzXvF8mp4v-qJuXcVHgg?sub_confirmation=1.

Mullum Malarum - Rajini feels proud about Shoba

Mullum Malarum Tamil Movie Star cast: Rajnikant, Shoba, Fatafat Jayalakshmi, Sarath Babu Directed by: J. Mahendran Music: Ilayaraja Rajnikant and Shoba are s...

Actress Jalaja talks about actress Shoba's suicide

Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRUWHfiqj8TSHC6ebPiZSoqxkx0pGy8rz This edition of JB Junction features yesteryear actress Jalaja. JB Juncti...

shoba dgeba

nikoloz da mariam vasadzeebi - tkupebi juli bebos bagi 28.12.2012 gilocavT damdeg shoba-axal wels!!!!

gilocavt shoba-axal wels

"Who You Are" (Jessie J Cover) by Shoba Narayanan

Post Secret Cabaret, The Boston Conservatory.

Moodupani (1980) Tamil - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja

Moodupani (1980) Tamil - En Iniya Pon Nilave - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja ♥ Большое Спасибо Catnat ♥ !!!

37292 videos foundNext > 

4434 news items

JURIST

JURIST
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:56:16 -0800

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor at Penn State Law, is an expert on immigration law and one of the nation's leading scholars on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. Her work identifies ...

Zee News

Zee News
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:03:45 -0800

... as well as unconditionally in relationships led to the actor's downfall. Chintamani said,"Everyone who knew Khanna used to say that they knew him best even though Khanna himself did not know it himself." The session was moderated by author Shoba De.
 
The Hindu
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:01:28 -0800

Only B.S. Yeddyurappa (Shimoga) and Shoba Karandlaje (Udupi-Chikkamagaluru) had to take the questions from the farmers. At the inaugural session, Konkodi Padmanabha, president, CAMPCO, said that Mr. Kateel had to persuade H.N. Ananth Kumar, ...
 
The Star
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:11:15 -0800

The workshop brought together opinion leaders, chiefs, officers from the Director of Public Prosecutions and the media to champion the war against FGM and girl child protection. Anti-FGM chief executive Jane Mwireri and Upper Eastern director Shoba ...

Morgan Hill Times

Morgan Hill Times
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:36:52 -0800

Britton Middle School student Emma Nunes, 13, left, explains her co-project titled Soda Pop with Jordan Alexander, 13, and Yashila Patel, 6, both from Jackson Academy of Math and Music, during the annual citywide science fair at Oakwood School in ...

FilmiBeat

FilmiBeat
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:09:41 -0800

Picket 43 is the latest directorial venture of Major Ravi. The movie stars Prithviraj in the central role. Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey, Renji Panicker, Shobha Mohan etc plays the other pivotal roles. Picket 43 is produced by Sunil OG, under the ...
 
The Hindu
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:14:45 -0800

To be presided over by the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, it will see presence of MPs Nalin Kumar Kateel (Dakshina Kannada), Ananth Kumar Hegde (Uttara Kannada), Karunakaran P. (Kasaragod), Shoba Karandlaje (Udupi-Chikkamagaluru), ...

Palli Batani

Palli Batani
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:33:45 -0800

తెలంగాణ ముఖ్యమంత్రి కల్వకుంట్ల చంద్రశేఖర్‌రావు భార్య శోభ హాస్పటల్లో చేరారు. తీవ్రమైన జ్వరంతో బాధపడుతున్న ఆమెను చికిత్స నిమిత్తం మంగళవారం యశోదా హాస్పటల్లో చేర్పించారు.
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight