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Shobha
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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 recognized 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 (2002-05-03). "It's a heavy price to pay". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  7. ^ "A story on suicides and actresses". Behindwoods.com. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Why South Indian heroines are embracing death". Mid Day. 2002-04-20. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

External links[edit]


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