Born into a family of dancers committed to the cause of art, Shobana is the niece of the legendary classical dancers Travancore Sisters (Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini).
As a Bharatanatyam dancer, Shobana is known for her fine dedication of this classical art form. She is particularly known for her 'abhinaya', clarity of line and strong rhythmic command in the idiom.
Her 'Sivaloga Nathanai Kanden' performance for Kartik Fine Arts recently at Mylapore was splendid; and it was visible that she is fine tuning herself at every performance.
From the first step of entry till the last stand Shobana's performance was a savvy premeditation and inspiration synched effectively. At the end the performance created a state of fulfill ness and self-surrender. Her gold jarring costume and her moves resist to fade out of eyes.
Her expressions and abhinayam expressed the Divinity within herself She had also won Padmashri from the President of India recently, it may be recalled.