It is well known that breakups, hookups and divorces have become common in Hollywood and Bollywood. Of late, these aspects seem to have got extended to South Indian film industries also - Prakash Raj, Prabhu Deva and Aravind Swamy's relationships are best examples for it. Now, another popular actor is joining these actors' club and he is none other than Telugu actor Sarath Babu, who has also starred in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films.
Popular character artist Sarath Babu, who turns 61 today, has reportedly revealed his third wedding plans. In an interview, the 61-year-old South Indian actor said, "I feel like I am just 35-years-old both physically and mentally. The name of the person I will be marrying will be of 5 letters and she comes from a journalist background." But he has declined to divulge the details of the girl who he is going to marry.
It should be recalled here that Sarath Babu is one of the most talented character artists in South India. He has played husband, friend, father, brother and villain on-screen. In the past, he had married Rama Prabha and Snehalatha and divorced them. Continue to read more about his relationships and acting career in the slideshow.
Sarath Babu's Marriage With Snehalatha
In 1990, Sarath Babu married Snehalatha, who is the daughter of veteran film actor MN Nambiar. The coupled led a happy life for over two decades. But Sneha shocked everyone by filing divorce in a family court on July 27th, 2011. In the divorce papers, she had stated that her husband was torturing her mentally.
Sarath Babu's Dream Job
Sarath Babu is said the son of a hotelier, who wanted him to handle his business. Sarath wanted to be a police officer, but his dreams crashed when he developed short-sight during his college days. His friends and lecturers told his mother that he was good looking and he should try to get into films.
Sarath Babu's Debut In Films
While his father was against him entering films, his mother encouraged him to try his luck in films. Once he responded to a film advertisement in the paper and got through the audition. In 1975, he entered the film industry in through a Telugu movie Abhimanavati.
Sarath Babu's First Break
But it was director Balachander's 1977 Tamil film Nizhal Nijamagiradhu that gave him first break in the industry. Later, it was remade in Telugu as Idhi Katha Kadu, which featured him with Kamal Hassan and Chiranjeevi. Both these versions were superhit. So Sarath considers Balachander as his mentor.
Sarath Babu's Acting Career Spans 37 years
In his acting career spanning 37 years, Sarath Babu has acted in over 200 movies covering all South Indian languages. He has acted in 80 films each in Telugu and Tamil, 20 in Kannada and a few in Malayalam.
Sarath Babu With Veteran Actors
Sarath Babu mainly does supporting roles like father, brother and villain. He has appeared alongside veteran actors like Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Honours For Sarath Babu
Sarath Babu has received numerous awards for his wonderful performances in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. He has won eight Nandi awards from the government of Andhra Pradesh for his roles in Telugu movies.
Sarath Babu's Family Life
People from the film nagar say that Sarath Babu is highly successful as an actor, but was a failure as a husband and that is the reason behind the multiple divorces. However, what surprises everyone is that his spirit to get married at the age of 61.
Sarath Babu's Birthday
Sarath Babu, who was born on 31 July 1951 at Amadalavalasa in Andhra Pradesh is turning 61 today. We at Oneindia wish him very happy birthday, and happy married life in advance. Click here to send your wishes to the actor.