Ranjith Sankar was born in Kerala in Thrissur on February 14. He is an Indian film director, Producer, and Screenwriter. His finished his education in Kothamangalam from M A College of Engineering. He holds a B. Tech IT degree. Before entering the cinema field, he worked as an IT professional. His career started due to his interest in storytelling. He first thinks himself as a writer and next as a director. He started his career in the television industry. He wrote for serials American Dreams and Nizhalkal.
In 2003 he won the Kerala State Award for Best Screenplay for American Dreams serial. He did not work under any director as an assistant director. He made his debut as director and screenwriter in the movie Passenger. It got released in 2009 and acted by Dileep, Srinivasan, and
Mamta Mohandas. First, he thought he’ll do just the screenplay. Later he decided to direct the movie also. Because he felt that if he abides by the camera, there would be cent percent perfection. He won the Dubai AMMA Awards for Best Debut Director. He also won Best Socially Committed Movie Director. He won the Asianet Film Awards for Best Screenplay. He also won the World Malayali Council – Kairali Awards for Best Screenplay. He won the Special Jury Award for Direction from Kerala Film Critics Award. Ranjith’s next film was
Arjunan Saakshi in 2011. It starred Prithviraj,
Ann Augustine, and Mukesh.
The film received positive reviews and got exhilarated from real life exposure. In 2012 he directed the movie
Molly Aunty Rocks acted by Revathy and Prithviraj. The film was a commercial success. In 2013 he directed the movie Punyalan Agarbattis. The movie got acted by
Nyla Usha, Jayasurya, Innocent,
Rachana Narayanankutty and
Aju Varghese. In 2014 he directed the movie Varsham. It got acted by Mamta Mohandas, Mammooty, and Asha Sharath and released in November. He then directed a biographical film Su…Su…Sudhi Vathmeekan. It got released in November 2015. It got acted by Jayasurya and Aju Varghese. In 2016 he directed the movie Pretham. It was a comedy horror movie.
It got released in August. Ranjith got nominated for V Santharam Best Debut Director Award. He got nominated for the Filmfare Best Director Award. He was also nominated for South Scope Best Director Award. He won the Best Screenplay from First Lohithadas Puraskaram in 2009. Ranjith got married to Smitha. They have two children Tara and Tarun.