Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 21-March-1966
Place of Birth Thiruvananthapuram
(Kerala, India)
Nationality India
Also know as Shobhana Chandrakumar, Shobhana, Baby Sobhana, Shobana Chandrakumar, बेबी शोभाना, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, शोबना चंद्रकुमार पिल्लई, शोभना, शोबना चंद्रकुमार
Profession Actor, Dancer
Shobana is an 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 Balachandar, AM Fazil, Mani Ratnam, Bharathan and Priyadarsan. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in the films Manichitrathazhu and Mitr, My Friend. 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 India honoured Shobana with the Padma Shri for her contributions towards the classical dance.

Awards by Shobana

Check all the awards nominated and won by Shobana.


Nominations 2014 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Thira


National Film Award for Best Actress
Honored for : Mitr, My Friend


Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Honored for : The Ornate Lock