• Actor

Mar 21, 1966  in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, better known as Shobana, is a two-time National award winning Indian actress. She has acted in over 200 films till date including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada films. Shobana made her debut as a child artist in the Bollywood film Amar Prem (1972), however her first major role was in the Malayalam film April 18 (1984). The film was a smashing hit at the box office and won her a lot of critical acclaim. She then went on star in a string of successful films like Kanamarayathu (1984), T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986), Chilambu (1986), Kalikkalam (1990) and Maya Mayuram (1993). Shobana delivered a spectacular performance in the psychological thriller film Manichitrathazhu (1993) for which she received her first National Award. Post this she appeared in well-known films like Hitler (1996), Agni Sakshi (1999) and Valliettan (2000). Her performance in the women centric film Mitr: My Friend (2002) won her a second National award. She was also seen in the English film Dance like a Man (2003) and the super hit Malayalam film Mambazhakkalam (2005). Shobana made an appearance in the Bollywood films Apna Aasman (2007) and Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008). Shobana was last seen in the Rajinikanth blockbuster Kochadaiiyaan (2014).