Shobana

Shobana

Shobana is Indian film actress and Bharata Natyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She has acted in more than 200 films in several languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English. Shobana was a lead actress in a number of southern Indian films during the 1980s and 1990s. She has worked with directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, K. Balachander, AM Fazil, Mani Ratnam, Bharathan and Priyadarsan. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in the films Manichitrathazhu (1993) and Mitr, My Friend (2001). Consequent to the 1993 National Award, Shobana turned extremely selective about her films.

Shobana was trained under the Bharata Natyam dancers, Chitra Visweswaran and Padma Subrahmanyam. She emerged as an independent performer and choreographer in her twenties and currently runs a dance school, Kalarpana, in Chennai. In 2006, the Indian Government honoured Shobana with the Padma Shri for her contributions towards the classical dance. In 2014, The Kerala Government honoured her with the Kala Ratna Award

Personal
Name Shobana
Real Name Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai
DOB 21/03/1970
Place of Birth Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School Sishya school, Adyar,Chennai
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Height 5’6”
Birth Sign Aries
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Professional
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Choreographer,
Active from 1980
Debut movie Mangala Nayagi (Tamil)
Known For Idhu Namma Aalu ,Ponmana Selvan,Thalapathi
Awards Padma Shri (2014)
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Home Town Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Parents Chandrakumar – Anandam
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Relative Vineeth (Cousin)
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Interesting Facts

Shobana is not married but has adopted a six month old girl and named her Anantha Narayani


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