Chennai: Veteran Telugu actor Shoban Babu, passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. He was 71.
The senior actor, who debuted with a role in 'Daivabalam', first played hero in the film 'Veerabhimanyu', in 1965. Though he continued playing hero in several films till 1997, he was also playing small roles, in his career that spanned nearly three decades. His fans affectionately called him 'Andhra Andagadu' (Mr. Handsome of Andhra Pradesh.)