Profile of Shankar
Name - Shankar
• Birth date – 17-Aug'1963
• Birth place – Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
• Profession – Film Director, Film Producer, Screen Writer
• Father Name – Shanmugam
• Mother Name – Muthulakshmi
• Education – Diploma in Engineering
• Production – S Pictures
• Motto of S pictures - It is a place for new talents
• Inspiration film - Mullum Malarum
Shankar is a well known director and producer in Tamil film industry. His movies basically have some kind of social messages with commercial narration. Normally his movies will be very expensive and more number Computer Graphics. He worked as Assistant to Director S.A.Chandrasekhar for 17 films.
Film Career of Tamil Director Shankar as a Director
Shankar's debut film is Gentleman with Arjun and Madhoobala in lead roles. Gentle man was released in the year of 1993. Gentleman was the highest budget film in Indian film industry in that year. Gentleman became the blockbuster movie. A.R.Rahman composed music for Gentleman. Later Gentleman was remade into Hindi and Telugu languages. Shankar's second movie is Kadhalan in the year of 1994 and Prabhu Deva, Nagma in the lead roles. This movie did excellent in box office and also dubbed in Telugu as Premikudu and in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabala. The songs in this movie was well received by audience. Music was composed by A.R.Rehman.
Third movie of Shankar is Indian with Kamal and Manisha Koirala. It was released in the year of 1996. Indian was huge success and very well received by audience. A.R.Rehman composed music. The Theme of Indian is Corruption. This film was dubbed in Telugu as Bharatheeyudu and in Hindi as Hindustani. Both of these dubbed versions did very well in box office hit. Kamal Hassan got National Film Award for Best Actor and Filmfare South Best Actor for Indian. Also Indian got National Film Award for Best Art Direction (Thotta tharani) and National Film Award for Best Special Effects.
Fourth Movie of Shankar is Jeans with Prashanth and Aishwaraya Rai in lead roles. This film released in the year of 1998 and music composed by A.R.Rehman. This movie became major hit in Tamil film industry. This film deals with NRI's story.
Mudhalvan is Shankar's fifth film. This movie was released in the year of 1999. Arjun and Manisha Koirala acted in lead roles in Mudhalvan. Later this film remade in Hindi as Nayak.Music was composed by Ace music director A.R.Rahman. This is first film produce by Shankar. Mudhalvan was huge success in box office. Mudhaval won Filmfare South Best film Award.
After Mudhalvan Shankar directed Boys with new faces. Boys was released in the year of 2003.A.R.Rehman composed music for boys. Boys got mixed reviews from Audience. It didn't do much as expected in box office. Later Boys dubbed into Telugu and became hit.
After Boys Shankar directed Anniyan in the year of 2005 with Vikram and Sadha in lead roles. Anniyan was dubbed in Hindi as Aparichit and in Telugu as Aparichitudu. Anniyan dubbed in French also. Music composed by Harris Jayaraj. Anniyan and its dubbed version did very well in box office. Anniyan movie got National Awards for Best Special Effects, Filmfare South Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Music Director, Best Stunts, Best lyrics and Best Cinematography.
Sivaji was directed by Shankar after his success in Anniyan. Sivaji was released in the year of 2007. Rajni and Shreya played in lead roles. This movie was dubbed in Telugu as well as in Hindi and became block buster movie. Sivaji film won National Award for Best Art Direction, Filmfare South Awards for Best Music Director, Best Cinematography, Best Comedian, Best Villian Awards.
Film Carrier of Tamil Director Shankar as a Producer
1. Mudhalvan in the year of 1999. Mudhalvan was directed by Shankar himself and music was composed by A.R.Rehman.
2. Kaadhal in the year of 2004. Kaadhal was directed by Balaji Sakthivel and music composed by Joshua Sridhar.
3. Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi in the year of 2006. This film was directed by Simbudevan and music composed by Sabesh – Murali
4. Veyil in the year of 2006. Veyil was directed by Vasanthabalan and music was composed G.V.Prakash Kumar
5. Kallori in the year fo 2007. This film was directed by Balaji Sakthivel and Joshua Sridhar did music.
6. Arai En 305-il Kadavul in the year of 2008. This film was directed by Chimbudevan and Vidyasagar composed music.
7. Eeram in the year of 2009. Eeram was directed by Arivazhakan and music was composed by Thaman.
8. Rettaisuzhi in the year of 2010. Thamira had directed this film.
Awards Won by Tamil Director Shankar
• 1993 – Tamil Nadu Government Film Award for Best Director and Filmfare South Best Director Award
• 1994 – Filmfare South Best Director Award
• 1997 - Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu Government
• 2006 – Filmfare Best Director Award and Tamil Nadu Government, Film Award for Best Director
• 2007 – Honorary Doctorate from M.G.R.University, Chennai
Address of Tamil film Director Shankar
2A, Empee Avenue,
Chennai – 600093.