Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai (born 21 march 1970) is an Indian actress and Bharathnatyam dancer.she acts predominantly in Malayalam films along with Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and English films. Shobana was trained under the Bharatanatyam 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. n 2014, the Kerala State Government honoured her with the Kala Ratna Award. In 2019, she was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute.In 2022, she was bestowed a Doctor of Letters degree from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. shobana is single .In 2011,She became a single-parent mother to a Girl child Named Anantha Narayani Chandrakumar through adoption.


Top Achievements:

  • Padma Sri 2006
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress 1991
  • National film award for Best Actress 2003,1994
  • Kerala state film Award for Best Actress 1993