Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shobana PROFILE

Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai (born March 21, 1966) 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. Shobana 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 language.

Shobana 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). Shobana 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, starring Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi. 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. 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 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 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.
More About
Shobana
Real Name Shobana Chandrakumar
DOB March 21st
Parents Shri Chandrakumar and Dr Anandam Chandrakumar
Aunts Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini
Gurus for
classical dance Visweswaran, Dr Padma Subramaniam
Place of Birth Kerala
Films done more than 200 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi cinema.
Favorite pastime Dance, cinema and story writing
Address Shobana
77/5, Gulmohar Avenue
Velacheri Road, Chennai 600 032.
Tel: 04423513488.

Actress:

1. Bhopal Movie (2008) (pre-production)
2. Apna Asmaan (2007) .... Padmini Kumar
3. Game (2006/II)
4. Makalkku (2005) .... Killeri
5. Maampazhakkaalam (2004) .... Indira
6. Dance Like a Man (2003) (as Shobhana) .... Ratna Parekh
7. Mitr, My Friend (2002) .... Lakshmi
8. Sradha (2000)
9. Valliettan (2000) (as Shobhana) .... Devi
10. Agni Sakshi (1999)
11. Kaliyoonjal (1997)
12. Kalyana Kacheri (1997)
13. Superman (1997) .... Nithya
14. Hitler (1996) .... Gauri
15. Aramana Veedum Anjoorekkarum (1996)
16. Kumkumacheppu (1996)
17. Suryaputrulu (1996)
18. Mazhayethum Munpe (1995) .... Uma Maheswari
19. Minnaminuginum Minnukettu (1995)
20. Sindoora Rekha (1995) .... Arundhathi
21. Vishnu (1994) .... Susanna Mathews
22. Commissioner (1994) .... Indu
23. Manathe Vellitheru (1994) .... Merlin Fernandes
24. Minnaram (1994) .... Neena
25. Pakshe (1994) .... Balachandran's Childhood Sweetheart
26. Pavithram (1994) (as Shobhana) .... Meera
27. Thenmavin Kombath (1994) (as Shobhana) .... Karuthambi
28. Manichithrathazhu (1993) .... Ganga
29. Maya Mayuram (1993)
30. Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993) .... Pavizham
31. Pappayude Swantham Appoos (1992) .... Appu's Mother
32. Ahankari (1992)
33. Hello Darling (1992)
34. Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam (1992)
35. Thalapathi (1991) .... Subbulaxmi
36. Rowdy Alludu (1991)
37. Appula Appa Rao (1991) .... Subba Laxmi
38. April 1st Vidudhala (1991) .... Bhuvaneswari
39. Kankettu (1991) .... Sujatha
40. Keechu Raallu (1991)
41. Ulladakkam (1991) .... Annie
42. Kalikkalam (1990) .... Annie
43. Alludugaru (1990) (as Shobhana) .... Kalyani
44. Sasneham (1990) .... Sarasvati
45. Innale (1989) .... Maya - Gouri
46. Kokila (1989) .... Kokila
47. Nari Nari Naduma Murari (1989)
48. Siva (1989)
49. Mukthi (1988) .... Rashika
50. Rudra Veena (1988) .... Lalita Siva Jyoti
51. Vicharana (1988) .... Anitha
52. Abhinandana (1988) (as Shobhana)
53. Aparan (1988)
54. Dhwani (1988) .... Devi
55. Idu Namma Alu (1988) (as Shobhana) .... Banu
56. Janmandharam (1988) .... Sridevi
57. Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) .... Radha
58. Anantaram (1987) (as Shobhana) .... Suma, Nalini
59. Muvva Gopaludu (1987)
60. Ithrayum Kalam (1987) .... Savithri
61. Nadodikkattu (1987) .... Radhika
62. Vrutham (1987) .... Nancy
63. Rareeram (1986) .... Meera
64. Ee Kaikalil (1986) .... Viji Balakrishnan
65. Nyayavidhi (1986) .... Geetha
66. Vikram (1986/II)
67. Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku (1986) .... Indu
68. Iniyum Kurukshethram (1986) .... Lekha
69. Kunjattakilikal (1986) .... Usha
70. T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986) .... Anitha
71. Upaharam (1985) .... Magi Fernandes
72. Yathra (1985) .... Thulasi
73. Ayanam (1985) .... Alice
74. Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) .... Sharada
75. Anu Bandham (1985) .... Vijayalakshmi
76. Thammil Thammil (1985)
77. Eeran Sandhya (1985) .... Prabha
78. Azhiyatha Bandhangal (1985) .... Geetha
79. Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985) .... Revathi
80. Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Merlin
81. April 18 (1984) (as Shobhana) .... Policeman's Wife
82. Enakkul Oruvan (1984)
83. Ithiri Poove Chuvannapoove (1984) .... Subhadra
84. Kanamarayathu (1984)
85. Mangala Nayaki (1980) (as Baby Sobhana)
86. Chemparathy (1972) (as Shobhana) .... Shantha
87. Amar Prem (1971)

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Real Name          : Shobana
Date of Birth      : 21st March 1970
Place Of Birth   : Chennai
Father's Name  : Chandrakumar
Mother's Name: Dr Anandam
Siblings                             : \
Spouse                             : Single
Studied Upto                   : Graduate
Previous Carrier            : With her Baratanatyam school
Introduced Film              : Saphalam
Director                           : P. Sukumar
Languages Acted          : Tamil, malayalam, telugu and kannada
Awards Won                   : In 2006 January, the Indian government honored Shobana with Padma Shri title for her significant contributions to cinema and Bharatanatyam.

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Shobana Profile
Name : Shobana
Birth Name : Shobana Chandrakumar 
Birth Date : March 21, 1966
Birth Place : Kerala, India 
Sex : Female
Nationality : Indian 
Height : 5' 6" (1.67 m) 
Hair Color : Black 
Eye Color : Black 
Zodiac Sign : Aries 
Sexual Orientation : Straight 
Race or Ethnicity : Asian 
Profession : Actress, Dancer 
Major Genres : Drama, Comedy, Action, Thriller 
First Major Screen Credit : Abhinandana (1988) 
Father : Chandrakumar
Mother : Anandam 
Aunt : Lalitha, Padmini, Ragini 
Career Highlights : Mitr, My Friend, Alludugaru, Rudra Veena 
Claim to Fame : As Ganga in the movie "Manichithrathazhu" (1993) 
Other Skills : Bharatanatyam 
TV Commercials : Mediker Anti Lice Hair Oil 
Official Website : www.shobana.in

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