“Elephant Boy” Sabu Dastagir, the first Indian actor to succeed in Hollywood
Indian cinema has its own impact, and it has been around for over a century. People who work in the film industry are influenced by various types of films produced across the world. Likewise, Indian actors and actresses are sometimes featured in international films. In Hollywood today, many major artists have displayed their various images. But do you know the first actor to make a big impression in Hollywood? Yes, we are talking about Sabu Dastgir. So, let’s learn a bit more about them.
Sabu Dastgir was born into the Mahout family in Mysore on January 27, 1924. Sabu’s father died when he was only nine years old. They had endured far too much adversity. His family was brought up only at the behest of the royal family. Sabu made her film debut at the age of 13 and was the first Indian woman to work in a Hollywood production. Robert Flaherty, an American filmmaker working on the film Elephant Boy, joined Sabu in 1934.
The plot of this film is based on the life of Sabu: playing the role of Mahout has become everyone’s favorite. It was the story of a young mahout, played by Sabu, on his journey through life. This film was a huge success. This film has become the topic of conversation in the city. Sabu’s performance earned a place for both the general public and the critics. Sabu then made a name for himself in Hollywood. In 1960, Sabu became the first Indian artist to be inducted into the famous “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.
After which he started his career in the performance of Sabu. During this time he appeared in key roles as an actor in films like “The Drum (1938), Arabian Nights (1942), Jungle Book (1942), Cobra Women (1944), Song of India (1949) In the 1938 movie ‘The Drum’ he played the role of ‘Prince Azim’ who was beloved in India, but what is interesting about him is that he did not star in any Hindi movie. He made films in many languages of the world but could not work in Indian films Sabu died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, USA on December 2, 1968. He was then only 39 years old.
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