Sobhan Babu was an actor who always sizzled on the screen with dual heroines, and he kept this trend to woo women audiences. His female fan following was legendary. Women, irrespective of their marital status would send him love letters or stand before his house to have a glimpse of him. He was counted among the top four Telugu stars of his time and shared laurels with N.T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and Krishna. But he developed a different persona and was credited being style icon in those days for which he became an idol for female audiences. Such was Sobhan Babu’s appeal in those days that an entire generation looked up to the hero who redefined romance with two heroines with his smile. Even his personal life too made headlines. It is said that actress Jayalalithaa was in a relationship with this actor, but they never got married. He had a successful pairing with actresses like Vanishree (28 films) and Sharada (20 films). Later of course, Jayasudha appeared in as many as 31 films together with Shoban Babu. The actor had no easy stardom. His success was initially very slow, but later he became an ultimate romantic star to have featured in some successful films. He was responsible for giving many blockbuster movies that were a great boon to producers in those days. His first film was ‘Daiva Balam’in 1959 with N.T Rama Rao. After which he appeared in meatier roles in many films. However his solo film ‘Veerabhimanyu’(1965) was a super-duper hit. But even then he had to be content in appearing for a supporting role in many films. However, everything changed with the release of ‘Manushulu Marali', a film that ran for 25 weeks and had Sharada as a heroine. That is a reason Sharada was considered always a lucky heroine for him. His notable films include Jeevana Jyothi (1975), Sharada (1973) and Kaalam Maarindi (1972) for which he received state government award ( Nandi Award).

Earlier too, he gave some memorable performances in Telugu cinema with movies such as Khaidi Baabayi, Karthika Deepam, Jeevana Jyothi and Soggadu, and he swept the Film Fare Awards Ceremony by winning best actor for four times. But after 1997, he chose a reclusive life away from media glare and public craze. He never attended any party or function. He even shifted his residence in Chennai for that. After quitting films, he shunned the media and photographers as he felt he did not want his fans to see him as an old man. He always wanted to remain as a young and romantic hero in their mind.

He had a successful career for over three decades in Telugu cinema and even was a recipient of national (Rashtrapati Award) for his performance in ‘Bangaru Panjaram’( 1969). After quitting films, he took an interest in real estate business and pumped all his earnings. This made him grow as one of the wealthiest men. He died in his residence in Chennai on March 20, 2008. He had left worth Rs 4,000 crore assets behind him after his acquaintance in real estate business. Shoban Babu was born as Uppu Shobhana Chalapathi Rao in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh on January 14, 1937. He was married to Santha Kumar on May 15, 1958, and they had four children.

Siva Reddy Telugu Actor

Siva Reddy

Siva Reddy or Shiva Reddy is a Telugu actor, comedian, and mimicry artist, who has worked in over a hundred Telugu films. He was born in the year 1972 in Ramagundam, Karimnagar in Telangana State, India. He was the 5th son in the family; his mother was a housewife, while his father works as a farmer. During school days, Siva used to perform and imitate his teachers and the school principal. He loved it when the audience appreciated his performance, which brings him closer to his passion. After his 10th class, he shifted to Chennai to perform in movies. However, everyone advised him to wait till he reaches the right age. Later on, he went to Warangal and bagged an opportunity to work in Doordarshan. The late fork artist, Sri Sarangapani Garu, used to encourage Siva by bringing him in all his shows. This led him to perform extensively in Garu’s programs and eventually earned the respect of the people from Warangal District. When he met director Sana Yadi Reddy, Siva was asked to narrate some comedy anecdotes in front of him. He was impressed and gave Siva the opportunity to act in all his film ventures including the film Bachelors in 1999. In the year 2001, Siva also acted in Ammayi Kosam, helmed by Muppalaneni Siva. Later, he acted in films like Anandam (2001), Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003), Vasantham (2003), Athade Oka Sainyam (2004), Donga Dongadi (2004), Chekram (2005), Stalin (2006), Namo Venkatesa (2010), Jai BoloTelangana (2011), Vastadu Naa Raju (2011), Dookudu (2011), and many more. Besides acting on the silver screen, Siva also got the chance to work on many television shows such as Jalsa, Chittam Chittam Praya Chittam, Koteswara Rao, Gharshana Dance Show, and Comedy Gang. Siva already earned several awards including the Vamsi-Berkely award for his performance in Athade Oka Sainyam; Bharathamuni Award for Ammayi Kosam; and many more. Although Siva was not very popular as a film actor, he is striving to make a mark in the industry. He grew up mimicking people and dancing has been his passion; and now, he is making it big on stage. He loves to watch the movies of Rajendra Prasad. He has been in the United States and performed in front of 8,000 people, who gave him a standing ovation. Siva also believes that his profession is helping him in making bonds with other people.

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Srihari

Raghumudri Srihari was a magnificent actor born on the 15th of August in the year 1964, popularly known as Srihari. This actor is an Award Winning actor from Tollywood, which refers to the Telugu Industry of the Indian Cinema. He was born in Vijayawada, Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh India. His family was from Gudivada. Srihari was brought up in Hyderabad, and then the family settled at BalaNagar, at this time Srihari was a small child. Before starting his career in the Tollywood Film Industry, Srihari was a great athlete in Gymnastics. This quality of him made him enter the showbiz persona as a Stunt Fighter in the movies. He did the difficult actions for the heroes, unknowing that he would himself be one shortly. He was offered various other jobs such as railway officer and Sub Inspector of Police but his passion for his work in the industry brought him here where he ruled the industry with his talent. In the year 1991, the Srihari married Shanti, who is popularly known as Disco Shanti in the Tollywood Cinema, who is the sister of Lalitha Shanti. They have three children, two being sons, and a daughter. Unfortunately, the couple lost their daughter Akshara when she was four months old just a small newborn life and in her remembrance, Srihari, and Shanti started a foundation in her name and adopted four villages for charity purposes. The awards won by him include Filmfare Best Supporting Actor in the Telugu industry and Nandi Award in the year 2005 for his famous movie Nuvvoustante Nenodanntana. His Hindi Films include R…RAJKUMAR starring Sonakshi and Shahid in the lead role, Zanjeer, and many others in various other languages. His death occurred as a shock to the Industry. The incident took place while he was shooting for his recent movie in the year 2013 R..RAJKUMAR when on a shoot he complained giddiness and was immediately rushed to the Lilavati Hospital. On the 9th of October 2013, he was buried next to his daughter’s grave at the age of 49, it was said that he suffered from a liver ailment.

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Srihari Telugu Actor