Sarath Babu was born on 31 July 1951 in Andhra. He was married twice. His first marriage was with actress Rama Prabha in 1981 and they got divorced in 1988. He has been married to the Cine Star M. N. Nambiar's daughter Sneha for the last 20 years.His works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has been in the industry for nearly 37 years and has acted in more than 200 films, most of them in a supporting role. He has acted in 80 films each in Telugu and Tamil, 20 in Kannada, a few in Malayalam and Hindi. He has received eight state Nandi Awards. He is reported to have said that my dad was an hotelier, he wanted me to handle his business but I wanted to be a police officer. During college days, I developed shortsight 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.
He is well known for his supporting roles to actors like Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi. He refers to K. Balachander as his mentor and has acted in most of his fims.
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