Sarath Babu is a film actor from India, who has acted in almost all the major south Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. He has been in the industry for nearly 37 years and has acted in more than 200 movies, most of them in a supporting role. He entered the film industry in 1973 through a Telugu movie and later became popular through the Tamil movie Nizhal Nijamagiradhu, directed by K. Balachander.
He is well known for his supporting roles to actors like Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi. He refers to K. Balachander as his mentor and has acted in most of his films.
He has received numerous awards, including eight Nandi awards from the government of Andhra Pradesh for his roles in Telugu movies. He also has acted in an English movie - 'Waking Dreams' - that is due for release. He was married to Telugu actress Ramaprabha, but they are now separated.
He has acted in 80 films each in Tamil and Telugu, 20 in Kannada and a few in Malayalam. Sarath Babu married Cine Star M. N. Nambiar's daughter Sneha but is now divorced.