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Actress Jalaja talks about actress Shoba
Actress Jalaja talks about actress Shoba's suicide
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Mullum Malarum - Rajini feels proud about Shoba
Mullum Malarum - Rajini feels proud about Shoba
::2012/07/11::
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SHOBA PROPHiLSHi
SHOBA PROPHiLSHi
::2010/01/01::
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MLA Shoba Nagireddy dies in Care Hospital - Tv9
MLA Shoba Nagireddy dies in Care Hospital - Tv9
::2014/04/24::
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Moodupani (1980) Tamil  - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja
Moodupani (1980) Tamil - Prathap Pothan & Shoba - Yesudas - Illayaraja
::2009/09/23::
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ქრისტეს შობა!   Qristes shoba!!!
ქრისტეს შობა! Qristes shoba!!!
::2011/01/06::
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Nostalgia - shoba ushenod
Nostalgia - shoba ushenod
::2012/12/28::
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"Who You Are" (Jessie J Cover) by Shoba Narayanan
"Who You Are" (Jessie J Cover) by Shoba Narayanan
::2011/12/04::
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Y.S Jagan and Sharmila at Shoba Nagi Reddy
Y.S Jagan and Sharmila at Shoba Nagi Reddy's final journey - Tv9
::2014/04/25::
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SHOBA SHOBANE. PROFESSOR feat AVANTE (The Orientation)
SHOBA SHOBANE. PROFESSOR feat AVANTE (The Orientation)
::2013/02/15::
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Shoba Narayanan- Alarippu
Shoba Narayanan- Alarippu
::2008/06/15::
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ferrari kidz @shoba city thrissur kerala
ferrari kidz @shoba city thrissur kerala
::2013/04/10::
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Shoba nagireddy vs DK Aruna:25/03/13 - Studio N
Shoba nagireddy vs DK Aruna:25/03/13 - Studio N
::2013/03/25::
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MUROTTAL LAGU BAYYATI, HIJAZ, DAN SHOBA oleh Drs HAF Choirul Anam
MUROTTAL LAGU BAYYATI, HIJAZ, DAN SHOBA oleh Drs HAF Choirul Anam
::2012/01/10::
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Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case  3/4
Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case 3/4
::2011/04/20::
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Thumri Queen Shoba Gurtu sings Rangi Saari gulabi choonariya ho.
Thumri Queen Shoba Gurtu sings Rangi Saari gulabi choonariya ho.
::2011/02/06::
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Secrets of Ayurveda - By Kumudini Shoba
Secrets of Ayurveda - By Kumudini Shoba
::2010/06/09::
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Shoba Nagi Reddy
Shoba Nagi Reddy's condition critical - Tv9
::2014/04/24::
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Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case  1/4
Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case 1/4
::2011/04/20::
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SHOBA 2009 Singlefooting and Speed Racking Horses E. Fork
SHOBA 2009 Singlefooting and Speed Racking Horses E. Fork
::2009/09/29::
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SHOBA 2007 East Fork Stables
SHOBA 2007 East Fork Stables
::2008/05/25::
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Gravity (Sara Bareilles Cover) - Shoba Narayanan
Gravity (Sara Bareilles Cover) - Shoba Narayanan
::2012/10/11::
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Belajar Murottal Surat Al Balad lagu Shoba
Belajar Murottal Surat Al Balad lagu Shoba
::2013/10/22::
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PELATIHAN MUROTTAL LAGU SHOBA
PELATIHAN MUROTTAL LAGU SHOBA
::2012/03/25::
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Lakshmi Parvathi, Maisura Reddy and Nannapaneni visit Shoba Nagireddy at Care - Tv9
Lakshmi Parvathi, Maisura Reddy and Nannapaneni visit Shoba Nagireddy at Care - Tv9
::2014/04/24::
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SHOBA Fall Ride at Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
SHOBA Fall Ride at Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
::2014/01/23::
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Siggestundi Sridevi Online Full Movie || Raghubabu, Suman Shetti, Shoba
Siggestundi Sridevi Online Full Movie || Raghubabu, Suman Shetti, Shoba
::2014/04/11::
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Shoba beef pulao
Shoba beef pulao
::2009/04/01::
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ShoBa Ft Shon mc - Баркасти ма 2014
ShoBa Ft Shon mc - Баркасти ма 2014
::2014/02/19::
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Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case  4/4
Kathayallithu Jeevitham - Shoba Case 4/4
::2011/04/20::
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Etho ninaivugal- Agal Vilakku-1979-Shoba & Vijayakanth
Etho ninaivugal- Agal Vilakku-1979-Shoba & Vijayakanth
::2012/05/04::
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More Dtails about Shoba Nagi Reddy Death | Studio N
More Dtails about Shoba Nagi Reddy Death | Studio N
::2014/04/24::
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No.6 feat Shoba - RAT I MIR ( NOVO )
No.6 feat Shoba - RAT I MIR ( NOVO )
::2011/09/06::
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Prabhu Weds Shoba
Prabhu Weds Shoba
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DR. NAG RAO PRESENTS  SHANKARA JAYANTHI : SHOBA NATARAJAN
DR. NAG RAO PRESENTS SHANKARA JAYANTHI : SHOBA NATARAJAN'S ANANDA LAHARI
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MUROTTAL SURAT2 PENDEK LAGU SHOBA OLEH DRS HAF CHOIRUL ANAM
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Prp shoba rani vs roja Bhoothulu Adults pic @ cinemirchi.com
Prp shoba rani vs roja Bhoothulu Adults pic @ cinemirchi.com
::2009/02/27::
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Shoba Nagi Reddy about role of Women in Politics
Shoba Nagi Reddy about role of Women in Politics
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Sri Aman I.U DAY Shane, Shoba & Bazil
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Shoba Naagi Reddy Dead Body Exclusive
Shoba Naagi Reddy Dead Body Exclusive
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Raja Singh Bold Speech At Sri Rama Navami Shoba Yatra 2014 At Hyderabad
Raja Singh Bold Speech At Sri Rama Navami Shoba Yatra 2014 At Hyderabad
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Tamriko Chokhonelidze da Liza Chichua Shoba 2014, Sameba
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MUROTTAL JUZ 1 SURAT AL BAQARAH AYAT 92-105 LAGU SHOBA OLEH DRS HAF CHOIRUL ANAM
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Moruti Shoba - Mangikhanye
Moruti Shoba - Mangikhanye
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SHOBA 2008 at East Fork Stables, Jamestown, TN
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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 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. 

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