In pics: Shobana dedicates her dance to 'Krishna'

Movies | | August 12, 2012, 6:14 pm
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Shobana will soon be seen alongside Rajinikanth in 'Kochadaiyaan'.

Shobana will soon be seen alongside Rajinikanth in 'Kochadaiyaan'.

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Shobana has given numerous stage performances in the past.

Shobana has given numerous stage performances in the past.

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Shobana is among one of the finest South Indian actresses.

Shobana is among one of the finest South Indian actresses.

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Shobana received her Bharatanatyam training under the guidance of legendary dancer Chitra Visweswaran.

Shobana received her Bharatanatyam training under the guidance of legendary dancer Chitra Visweswaran.

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Shobana was also a part of  Mani Ratnam's stage shows, 'Netru', 'Indru' and 'Naalai' in 2000.

Shobana was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage shows, 'Netru', 'Indru' and 'Naalai' in 2000.

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From 'Aviduthe Pole Ivideyum' to 'Upahaaram', Shobana did twelve movies in a single year, 1985.

From 'Aviduthe Pole Ivideyum' to 'Upahaaram', Shobana did twelve movies in a single year, 1985.

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Shobana worked opposite Kamal Haasan in 'Enakkul Oruvan', which was directed by SP Muthuraman.

Shobana worked opposite Kamal Haasan in 'Enakkul Oruvan', which was directed by SP Muthuraman.

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She did two more films in 1984, 'Kanamarayathu' and 'Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove'.

She did two more films in 1984, 'Kanamarayathu' and 'Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove'.

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Shobana is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.

Shobana is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.

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Shobana has acted in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada.

Shobana has acted in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada.

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In 2006, Shobana was awarded with Padma Shri by the Indian Government.

In 2006, Shobana was awarded with Padma Shri by the Indian Government.

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In 1994, the actress won the National Film Award for Best Actress, for her brilliant performance in Fazil's 'Manichitrathazhu'.

In 1994, the actress won the National Film Award for Best Actress, for her brilliant performance in Fazil's 'Manichitrathazhu'.

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Shobana received her second National Award for best actress for 'Mitr, My Friend' in 2001.

Shobana received her second National Award for best actress for 'Mitr, My Friend' in 2001.

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The audiences will also get a glimpse of her talent in forthcoming 'Podaa Podi'.

The audiences will also get a glimpse of her talent in forthcoming 'Podaa Podi'.

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Thanks to films such as 'Mere Baap Pehle Aap' and 'Mitr, My Friend', Shobana's face is not unfamiliar for the Hindi film audiences also.

Thanks to films such as 'Mere Baap Pehle Aap' and 'Mitr, My Friend', Shobana's face is not unfamiliar for the Hindi film audiences also.

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Malayalam actress Shobana Chandrakumar performed at a festival dedicated to the theme 'Krishna'.

Malayalam actress Shobana Chandrakumar performed at a festival dedicated to the theme 'Krishna'.

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Shobana started her career with Malayalam film 'April 18' in 1984.

Shobana started her career with Malayalam film 'April 18' in 1984.

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Under Mani Ratnam's direction, Tamil films 'Siva' and 'Thalapathi' worked as landmarks in Shobana's career.

Under Mani Ratnam's direction, Tamil films 'Siva' and 'Thalapathi' worked as landmarks in Shobana's career.

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She has given several overseas performances too.

She has given several overseas performances too.

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Shobana founded a school for Bharatanatyam dancers in Chennai in 1994.

Shobana founded a school for Bharatanatyam dancers in Chennai in 1994.