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Biography

Karapur, Mysore, India
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 Sabu immediately became the ward of the royal elephant stables. As with many Hollywood success stories, good timing and dumb luck allowed the impoverished youth a chance for a better life. Read more...

Actor

Character: Prince Azim

The Drum 1938

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Character: The Young General

Black Narcissus 1947

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Character: Toomai

Elephant Boy 1937

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