Sarath Babu

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Sarath Babu
Born Sarath Babu
(1951-07-31) 31 July 1951 (age 62)
Amadalavalasa, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other names Sathyam Babu Dixit
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Rama Prabha (until 1988 divorced)[1]

Sarath Babu (Telugu: శరత్ బాబు) is an Indian film actor, who has acted in almost all the major south Indian languages - Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.[2] He has been in the industry for nearly 37 years and has acted in more than 200 movies, most of them in a supporting role. He has acted in 80 films each in Telugu and Tamil, 20 in Kannada and a few in Malayalam.[2] He entered the film industry in 1973 through a Telugu movie and later became popular through the Tamil movie Nizhal Nijamagiradhu directed by K. Balachander. He is well known for his supporting roles to actors like Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Rajini kanth, Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna. He refers to K. Balachander as his mentor and has acted in some of his films.

He has received numerous awards, including eight Nandi awards from the government of Andhra Pradesh for his roles in Telugu movies.

Career[edit]

He is reported to have said that

My dad was a hotelier, he wanted me to handle his business but I wanted to be a police officer. During college days, I developed shortsight and my dreams crashed as clear eye sight was a pre requisite to join the police. People told my mother that her son was good looking and he should try to get into films.. the lecturers in college said the same and that was playing on my mind. My father was against it but my mother supported me. I thought even if I failed, I could fall back on the family business. In my heart, I knew that I don't fit into business or politics. I responded to an advertisement in the paper for fresh faces for a film and I got through the audition more easily than I had expected.

My first break was in Tamil directed by Balachander. The same was remade in Telugu as Idhi Katha Kadu with me, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi and the movie was a hit.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

This is partial filmography of Sarath Babu.

Year Film Language Role
1977 Nizhal Nijamagiradhu Tamil
1977 Panthulamma Telugu
1978 Maro Charitra Telugu
1978 Mullum Malarum Tamil Kumaran
1979 Guppedu Manasu Telugu
1979 Idi Katha Kaadu Telugu Bharani
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Tamil
1979 Tayaramma Bangarayya Telugu
1979 Uthiripookkal Tamil Prakash
1979 Thisai Maariya Paravaigal Tamil Rangamani
1980 Tulasidala Kannada Ravi
1980 Azagu Tamil
1981 47 Natkal Tamil Dr. Shankar
1981 47 Rojulu Telugu
1981 Netrikkann Tamil Yuvaraj
1981 Radha Kalyanam Telugu Dr. Anand
1981 Seetakoka Chiluka Telugu David
1982 Salangai Oli Tamil
1982 Yamakinkarudu Telugu Kishore
1983 Sagara Sangamam Telugu Raghu
1983 Sitaara Telugu Zamindar
1984 Kanchana Ganga Telugu Jayasimha
1985 Anveshana Telugu James
1985 Pagal Nilavu Tamil Robert Manohar
1985 Swati Telugu
1985 Swati Mutyam Telugu
1986 Jeevana Poratam Telugu
1987 Velaikaran Tamil
1987 Ranachandi Kannada With Radha
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam[4] Telugu
1988 Abhinandana Telugu
1990 Gaaya Kannada With Geetha
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Tamil Dr. Sarath
1991 Usha Kannada
1992 Aapad Bandhavudu Telugu Sripathi
1992 Annamalai Tamil Ashok
1992 Naalaiya Theerpu Tamil
1994 Criminal Telugu Dr. Pratap
1994 Duet Tamil
1994 Hello Brother Telugu
1995 Muthu Tamil Prince
1995 Puthiya Aatchi Tamil Vivekanandan
1995 Sisindri Telugu Father of Sisindri
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi Telugu
1996 Amrutha Varshini Kannada Hemanth
1998 Uyirodu Uyiraga Tamil
2000 Annayya Telugu Rangarao
2001 Aalavandhan Tamil Tejaswini's father
2001 Daddy Telugu Doctor
2002 Nuvvu leka nenu lenu Telugu
2002 Baba Tamil
2003 Puthiya Geethai Tamil
2004 Arul Tamil
2004 Shock Tamil Dr. Rajan
2005 Rendella Tharuvatha Telugu Gandham
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Tamil Sathya's Boss
2006 Parijatham Tamil
2006 Perarasu Tamil
2006 Shankar Dada Zindabad Telugu
2006 Sri Ramadasu Telugu Sage Bhadra
2007 Aata Telugu
2007 Waking Dreams English Dr. Kumar
2008 Velli Thirai Tamil Balaji
2009 Magadheera Telugu Maharaj Vikram Singh
2010 Nagavalli Telugu Shankar Rao
2011 Ilaignan Tamil
2012 Dhoni Tamil Chief Minister
2013 Ramanujan English/Tamil Diwan Bahadur Ramachandra Rao I. C. S
2013 Aryan Kannada
2013 Brundavana Kannada With Geetha, Darshan

Awards[edit]

Sarath Babu has received numerous awards, including eight Nandi awards as the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for his roles in Telugu movies.[citation needed]. In an interview, he said that he came close to winning the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Nenjathai Killadhe in 1980.[2]

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