• Highest Rated: 100% Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Jungle Book (1942)
  • Birthday: Jan 27, 1924
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of an Indian mahout, or elephant driver, Sabu spent much of his adolescence as a stable boy for the Maharajah of Mysore. At age 11, Sabu was discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty, who cast the youth in the title role of the 1937 feature Elephant Boy. The personable Indian lad scored a hit with audiences, and was subsequently cast in such Alexander Korda productions as The Drum (1938), The Thief of Baghdad (1940), and The Jungle Book (1941). Sabu then went to Hollywood, where he fit right into the exotic derring-do of those legendary Jon Hall/Maria Montez vehicles Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943), and Cobra Woman (1944). He interrupted his Hollywood career to serve in the Army Air Force as a tail gunner. Sabu's film career began losing momentum in the postwar era, though he continued to offer creditable adult performances in films like Black Narcissus (1947) and The End of the River (1947). He made films in both America and Europe during the 1950s, unsuccessfully attempting several times to launch a TV series of his own. Sabu died of a heart attack at age 39, shortly after completing his last film, Disney's A Tiger Walks.

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No Score Yet A Tiger Walks Ram Singh 1964
No Score Yet Rampage Talib 1963
No Score Yet Mistress of the World Actor 1959
No Score Yet Jungle Hell Actor 1955
No Score Yet Treasure of Bengal Actor 1953
No Score Yet Song of India Ramdar 1949
100% Black Narcissus Dilip Rai 1947
No Score Yet The End of the River Manoel 1947
100% Cobra Woman Kado 1944
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Orano 1943
57% Jungle Book Mowgli 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Ali ben Ali 1942
100% The Thief of Bagdad Abu 1940
80% The Drum (Drums) Prince Azim 1938
100% Elephant Boy Actor 1937


How can you be so ungrateful?
Grateful? Slaves are not grateful. Not for their freedom!
I am Abu the thief. Son of Abu the thief. Grandson of Abu the thief.