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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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Known For

Jungle Book
Jungle Book Mowgli
(1942)
Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus The Young General
(1947)
Elephant Boy
Elephant Boy Toomai
(1937)

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 1963 Rampage
Talib
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
Sabu, the stable boy
 1956 Jaguar
Juano
 1953 Il tesoro del Bengala
Ainur
 1952 Baghdad
 1952 Hello Elephant
Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
 1951 Savage Drums
Tipo Tairu
 1949 Song of India
Ramdar
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
Narain
 1947 Black Narcissus
The Young General
 1946 Tangier
Pepe
 1944 Cobra Woman
Kado
 1943 White Savage
Orano
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a TV series to be called "The Adventures of Ali Baba". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Sabù

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Director George Stevens sought to borrow Sabu for the title role of "Gunga Din" (1939) but producer Alexander Korda refused to loan out his star. Aware of this, actor Sam Jaffe patterned his audition for Gunga Din after Sabu and won the coveted role. In order to give his best performance, Jaffe reportedly told himself "Think Sabu" before each scene was shot. See more »

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Aquarius

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