Sarath Babu

Sathyam Babu Dixithulu, known by his stage name Sarath Babu, is an Indian film actor, known for his works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.[1] He has acted in more than 200 films, most of them in a supporting role. He has acted in more than 100 films in Tamil and 80 in Telugu, 20 in Kannada and a few in Malayalam and Hindi.[1] He entered the film industry in 1973 through a Telugu film and later became popular through the Tamil film Nizhal Nijamagiradhu directed by K. Balachander. He has received eight state Nandi Awards.

Sarath Babu
Shri Sharath Babu, Actor of the film ‘ Shankara Punyakoti’ at the presentation of the film, during the 40th International Film Festival (IFFI-2009), at Panaji, Goa on November 25, 2009.jpg
Sarath Babu, IFFI (2009)
Born
Sathyam Babu Dixithulu

(1951-07-31) 31 July 1951 (age 69)
NationalityIndian
Other namesBabu
OccupationActor
Years active1970s–present
Spouse(s)Rama Prabha
(m.1981–1988) (divorced)
Sneha Nambiar
(m.1990–2011) (divorced)

CareerEdit

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 shortsighted and my dreams crashed as clear eyesight 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 K. Balachander. The same was remade in Telugu as Idi Katha Kaadu, with me, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi and the film was a hit.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

This is partial filmography of Sarath Babu.

Year Film Language Role
1973 Rama Rajyam Telugu
1977 Pattina Pravesam Tamil
1977 Panthulamma Telugu
1978 Nizhal Nijamagiradhu Tamil Venkatachalam
1978 Vatathukkul Chadhuram Tamil
1978 Maro Charitra Telugu
1978 Uyirullavarai Tamil
1978 Mullum Malarum Tamil Kumaran
1978 Mudisooda Manan Tamil
1978 Nenjil Aadum Poo Ondru Tamil
1979 Guppedu Manasu Telugu Buchi Babu
1979 Agal Vilakku Tamil Doctor
1979 Mambazhathu Vandu Tamil
1979 Nadagame Ullagam Tamil
1979 Nool Veli Tamil
1979 Srungara Ramudu Telugu
1979 Idi Katha Kaadu Telugu Bharani
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Tamil
1979 Tayaramma Bangarayya Telugu
1979 Padhai Marinaal Tamil
1979 Suprabatham Tamil
1979 Uthiripookkal Tamil Prakash
1979 Chakkalathi Tamil Guest Appearance
1979 Thisai Maariya Paravaigal Tamil Rangamani
1980 Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal Tamil
1980 Tulasidala Kannada Ravi
1980 Kannil Theriyum Kathaikal Tamil
1980 Megathukkum Dhagam Undu Tamil
1980 Azhagu Tamil
1980 Manmatha Ragangal Tamil
1980 Moodu Mulla Bandham Telugu
1980 Nenjathai Killathe Tamil Chandrasekhar
1980 Ponnagaram Tamil
1980 Oru Iravu Oru Paravai Tamil
1980 Mangala Nayagi Tamil
1980 Saranam Ayyappa Tamil
1980 Andharangam Oomaiyanathu Tamil
1980 Pudhiya Thoranangal Tamil
1980 Uchakattam Tamil Dr. Kiran
1981 47 Natkal Tamil Dr Shankar
1981 47 Rojulu Telugu
1981 Ammayi Manasu Telugu
1981 Netrikkann Tamil Yuvaraj
1981 Arumbugal Tamil
1981 Radha Kalyanam Telugu Dr Anand
1981 Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum Tamil Srivathsan
1981 Bala Nagamma Tamil
1981 Seetakoka Chiluka Telugu David
1981 Devi Dharisanam Tamil
1982 Salangai Oli Tamil Raghupathy
1982 Aval Etriya Deepam Tamil
1982 Kanavugal Karpanaigal Tamil
1982 Theerpu Tamil
1982 Yamakinkarudu Telugu Kishore
1982 Azhagiya Kanne Tamil
1982 Eera Vizhi Kaaviyangal Tamil
1982 Metti Tamil
1982 Mettela Savvadi Telugu
1982 Pannai Purathu Pandavargal Tamil
1983 Sagara Sangamam Telugu Raghu
1983 Imaigal Tamil
1983 Sattam Tamil Ravi
1983 Villiyanur Matha Tamil
1983 Sitaara Telugu Zamindar
1983 Kaliyuga Daivam Telugu
1983 Gaaju Bommalu Telugu
1983 Sandhippu Tamil
1984 Velai Pura Ondru Tamil
1984 Kanchana Ganga Telugu Jayasimha
1984 Anbulla Malare Tamil
1984 Chiranjeevi Tamil
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithen Tamil
1984 Azhagu Tamil
1984 Ninaivugal Tamil
1984 Naan Paadum Paadal Tamil
1984 Ezhuthatha Sattangal Tamil
1984 Mudivalla Arambam Tamil
1984 Agni Gundam Telugu
1985 Anveshana Telugu James
1985 Jansi Rani Tamil
1985 Pagal Nilavu Tamil Robert Manohar
1985 Shiksha Telugu
1985 Swati Telugu Satyam
1985 Anuraga Bandham Telugu
1985 Visha Kanni Tamil
1985 Swati Mutyam Telugu Chalapati
1986 Jeevana Poratam Telugu
1986 Muddula Manavaraalu Telugu
1986 Manakanakku Tamil
1986 Sippikkul Muthu Tamil
1986 Dharma Devathai Tamil
1986 Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu Tamil
1986 Kaithi Rani Tamil
1986 Kashmora Telugu Sridhar
1987 Velaikaran Tamil Rajkumar
1987 Shankar Guru Tamil Devi's father
1987 Chellakutti Tamil
1987 Gouthami Telugu
1987 Sankeertana Telugu Sravan Babu
1987 Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi Telugu Ravi
1987 Dabbevariki Chedu Telugu Govardhanam
1987 Michael Raj Tamil
1987 Ranachandi Kannada With Radha
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam[3] Telugu Prakash
1988 Shakthi Kannada
1988 Abhinandana Telugu Kamala's husband
1988 Aanimuthyam Telugu Ravi Chandra
1988 Jeevana Jyothi Telugu Sridhar
1988 Aatma Katha Telugu
1988 Prana Snehitulu Telugu
1988 Kanchana Seeta Telugu
1988 Adhu Antha Kaalam Tamil
1988 Rendum Rendum Anju Tamil
1988 Manasukkul Mathappu Tamil Dr. Raja
1989 Chettu Kinda Pleader Telugu Gopala Krishna
1989 Swathi Chinukulu Telugu
1989 Yamapasam Telugu
1989 Thendral Sudum Tamil
1989 Thendral Puyalanadhu Tamil
1989 Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil Tamil Rajesh
1990 Kokila Telugu Police Officer
1990 Neti Siddhartha Telugu David
1990 Aggiramudu Telugu Ram Mohan
1990 Gaaya Kannada With Geetha
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Tamil Dr Sarath
1991 Usha Kannada
1992 Naangal Tamil Rajasekhar
1992 Aapad Bandhavudu Telugu Sripathi
1992 Palleturi Pellam Telugu
1992 Annamalai Tamil Ashok
1992 Naalaiya Theerpu Tamil Priya's brother
1993 Vedan Tamil Ganesh
1993 Rojavai Killathe Tamil Sathasivam
1993 Sivarathiri Tamil
1994 Captain Tamil/Telugu Ramasamy
1994 Uzhiyan Tamil Anakkal Raj
1994 Criminal Telugu Dr Pratap
1994 Duet Tamil Paramaguru
1994 Hello Brother Telugu Chakravarthy
1994 Teerpu Telugu ACP Madhu
1995 Muthu Tamil Prince
1995 Puthiya Aatchi Tamil Vivekanandan
1995 Chandralekha Tamil Shankar
1995 Pokiri Raja Telugu Dual Role
1995 Kolangal Tamil Shankar
1995 Sisindri Telugu Sarah Kumar
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi Telugu Vishnu Murthy
1996 Vasantham Tamil
1996 Love Birds Tamil Prakash
1996 Mahaprabhu Tamil Eswari Pandian
1996 Amrutha Varshini Kannada Hemanth
1996 Mahaprabhu Tamil Eswari Pandian
1997 Dongaata Telugu
1997 Poonilamazha Malayalam Chandran
1998 Uyirodu Uyiraga Tamil Chandrasekhar
1998 Sandhippoma Tamil
1998 Gamyam Telugu
1998 Pelli Pandiri Telugu Inspector Rama Rao
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya Kannada
1998 Nilave Mugam Kaattu Tamil Police officer
2000 Annayya Telugu Rangarao
2000 Kadhal Rojavae Tamil Sarath
2001 Aalavandhan Tamil Tejaswini's father
2001 Neela Kannada Palegar Jagadevaraya
2001 Daddy Telugu Doctor
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Telugu Panduranga Rao
2002 Baba Tamil
2002 Devan Tamil
2002 Maaran Tamil District Collector
2003 Anbu Tamil Adithya's father
2003 Indru Mudhal Tamil
2003 Puthiya Geethai Tamil Annamalai
2003 Ottran Tamil Manikkavel IPS, IG, Prisons
2004 Arul Tamil Doctor
2004 Shock Tamil Dr. Rajan
2004 Gajendra Tamil Azhagarsamy
2004 Kavithai Tamil
2004 Pedababu Telugu Pedababu's step-father
2005 Rendella Tharuvatha Telugu Gandham
2005 Kannadi Pookal Tamil
2006 O Priyathama Kannada Yashas's father
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Tamil Sathya's boss
2006 Parijatham Tamil Sumathi/Subhathra father
2006 Perarasu Tamil Chakkaravarthi Pandiyan
2006 Shankar Dada Zindabad Telugu Suresh's father
2006 Rakhi Telugu Police Commissioner
2006 Evandoi Srivaru Telugu Chandrasekhar
2006 Sri Ramadasu Telugu Sage Bhadra
2007 Aata Telugu Srikrishna's father
2007 Waking Dreams English Dr Kumar
2008 Velli Thirai Tamil Balaji
2008 Uliyin Osai Tamil Raja Raja Cholan
2008 Souryam Telugu Police Commissioner
2009 Magadheera Telugu Maharaj Vikram Singh
2009 Kannukulle Tamil Joseph Aruldoss
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu Tamil Vaikam
2009 Malayn Tamil Meiyappan aka Annachi
2010 Nagavalli Telugu Shankar Rao
2011 Ilaignan Tamil Deivanayagam
2011 It's My Love Story Telugu
2012 Dhoni Tamil and Telugu Chief Minister
2012 Shirdi Sai Telugu Mahalsapati
2013 Ramanujan English/Tamil Diwan Bahadur R Ramachandra Rao ICS
2013 Masani Tamil Village head
2013 Brindavana Kannada
2013 Backbench Student Telugu Karthik's Father
2014 Aryan Kannada
2017 Si3 Tamil K. C. D. P. Sathyanarayana Reddygaru
2018 Nela Ticket Telugu Ananda Bhupathi
2018 Next Enti? Telugu Prakash
2020 Entha Manchivaadavuraa Telugu Siva Prasad

Malayalam filmographyEdit

Year Film Language Role
1979 Sarapancharam Swami
1981 Dhanya (film)
1983 Lourde Mathavu Father Michel Raj
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha
1997 Poonilamazha Ravindra Varma

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language
1991 Penn Doordarshan Tamil
1998 Antharangalu ETV Telugu
1998 Ivala En Manaivi Doordarshan Tamil
2000-2002 Gopuram Vasanthan/Jayanthan Sun TV Tamil
2013 Rajakumari Sun TV Tamil
2014 Mannan Magal Jaya TV Tamil

AwardsEdit

Sarath Babu has received numerous awards, including eight Nandi awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for his roles in Telugu movies.[citation needed]. He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Character Artiste (Male) for the film Malayan in 2017.[4] In an interview, he said that he came close to winning the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Nenjathai Killathe in 1980.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : I am a director's actor, says Sarath Babu Archived 3 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine. The Hindu. 5 October 2006
  2. ^ Arts /Cinema: My First Break – Sarath Babu. The Hindu. November 26, 2011
  3. ^ SAMSARAM OKA CHADARANGAM Story. entertainment.oneindia.in
  4. ^ "TN Govt. announces Tamil Film Awards for six years". The Hindu. 14 July 2017. Archived from the original on 21 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.

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