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Sabu (I) (1924–1963)

Sabu Dastagir (or Selar Shaik Sabu, depending on your resource) was born on January 27, 1924, in the little town of Mysore, India, which is nestled in the jungles of Karapur. The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town, the young stable boy learned responsibility early in life when, at age 9, his father died and... See full bio »

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Jungle Book
Jungle Book Mowgli
Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus The Young General
Elephant Boy
Elephant Boy Toomai


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 1963 Rampage
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
Sabu, the stable boy
 1956 Jaguar
 1953 Il tesoro del Bengala
 1952 Baghdad
 1952 Hello Elephant
Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
 1951 Savage Drums
Tipo Tairu
 1949 Song of India
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
 1947 Black Narcissus
The Young General
 1946 Tangier
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1943 White Savage
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Radio: Appeared in a production of "The Jungle Book". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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He became an American citizen on January 4, 1944, after which he served in the US Army Air Force during World War II as a tail gunner. See more »

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