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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...
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Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1924
Place Of BirthKarapur, Mysore, India
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
Star SignAquarius
1Was the first actor to play the Character Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling's, Jungle Book.
2Was one of the many dozen of Hollywood celebrities who made regular weekend visits to Ralph Helfer Africa U.S.A. Exotic Animal Ranch in Soledad Canyon, California to play with the animals and to pitch in with the chores.
3He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and served with distinction.
4He received his citizenship papers on January 4, 1944.
5When Sabu's brother was killed by a robber in 1960, and the actor had to take over management of their furniture store. He was in the process of making a comeback when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
6Before entering the service during WWII the actor participated in the Treasury Department's defense bond campaign, touring thirty cities and broadcasting on radio.
7Director 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.
8He was 12 years old and cleaning out the stables of a wealthy Indian maharajah when he was spotted by director Robert J. Flaherty, who was in India looking for a lead for his film Elephant Boy (1937).
9Most reference books list his full name as Sabu Dastigir, but research by journalist Philip Liebfried suggests that was his brother's name, and that Sabu's full name was, in fact, Selar Shaik Sabu.
10In 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.
11The first Indian actor to make it big in Hollywood. However, he was restricted to stereotypical roles of Indians.
12According to his widow, actress Marilyn Cooper, Sabu had a complete physical just a few days before his death, at which time his doctor told him, "If all my patients were as healthy as you, I'd be out of business." Thus, his sudden death of a heart attack at the age of 39 came as even more of a shock than it would have been otherwise. His last film, Disney's A Tiger Walks (1964), was released posthumously, to good reviews.
13Father of Jasmine Sabu and Paul Sabu.
14He 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.


A Tiger Walks1964Ram Singh
Mistress of the World1960Lin-Chor
Sabu and the Magic Ring1957Sabu, the stable boy
The Black Panther1956ShortSabu the Jungle Boy
Jungle Hell1956Sabu the Jungle Boy
Il tesoro del Bengala1953Ainur
Hello Elephant1952Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
Savage Drums1951Tipo Tairu
Song of India1949Ramdar
Man-Eater of Kumaon1948Narain
The End of the River1947Manoel
Black Narcissus1947The Young General
Cobra Woman1944Kado
White Savage1943Orano
Arabian Nights1942Ali Ben Ali
Jungle Book1942Mowgli
The Thief of Bagdad1940Abu
Drums1938Prince Azim
Elephant Boy1937Toomai


Luisana mía1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tangier1946performer: "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain", "Love Me Tonight", "Polly Wolly Doodle"
The Thief of Bagdad1940performer: "I Want To Be A Sailor" - uncredited


Round the Film Studios1937TV Series narrative script - 1 episode


This Is Your Life1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 7: Hollywood Victory Show1946Documentary shortHimself
Round the Film Studios1937TV SeriesHimself - Actor

Archive Footage

Sabu: The Elephant Boy1993DocumentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1966TV SeriesRam Singh

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6251 Hollywood Blvd.

Known for movies

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