Sabu (I) (1924–1963)


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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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Arabian Nights Ali Ben Ali
(1942)
(1942)
Black Narcissus The Young General
(1947)

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 1964 A Tiger Walks
Ram Singh
 1963 Rampage
Talib
 1960 Mistress of the World
Dr. Lin-Chor
 1957 The Black Panther (Short)
Sabu the Jungle Boy
 1956 Jungle Hell
Sabu the Jungle 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 The End of the River
Manoel
 1947 Black Narcissus
The Young General
 1946 Tangier
Pepe
 1944 Cobra Woman
Kado
 1943 White Savage
Orano
 1942 Arabian Nights
Ali Ben Ali
 1942 The Jungle Book
Mowgli
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Abu
 1938 The Drum
Prince Azim
 1937 Elephant Boy
Toomai
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a TV series to be called "The Adventures of Ali Baba". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sabù

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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In the late 1940s and 1950s, he was among the richest stars in Hollywood. In an era in which white actors often played Asian characters, he was respected not only for his physique but also for his natural acting abilities. He was a friend to many Hollywood actors including James Stewart and Ronald Reagan. See more »

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Aquarius

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