Shobha has been a prominent name in the Malayalam Film industry. She was a leading personality during the period of Late 1970s and early 1980s. She has also been a significant part of the Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi movies.
Few movies, which helped her in soaring heights of success in the film industry are: Sarovaram, Ee Nadu, Kazhukan, Mangalya Charthu, Adhyayam Onnu Muthal, Donga Kollu, Vijetha, Raja Nagam, Apoorva Sahodarulu, Thanga Rangan, Navarthinam, Maanikka Thottil, Nanjudi Kalyana, Sirivennela, Mangalya, etc.
She became a part of many Hindi Film Projects also, like, Purani Haveli, Aan Milo Sajna, Paraya Dhan, Janwar, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Shararat and Chahungi Tujhe Baar Baar.