Arun Shankar Mohan is a young actor, who made his debut with the Malayalam short film, camel safari (2013), which he wrote and directed himself. He was born on August 1, 1989, in Mavelikara, Kerala to Shankar Mohan and Prabha Shankar. Arun’s father
is currently the director of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and a former actor. Arun began his career as a model and acted in various ad films including that of KCP gold and Malabar Cements. Arun made his Silver screen debut with the Director Jayaraj’s "Bride", in which he played the role of a Rajput prince and a romantic hero who falls in love with a girl on her visit to Jaipur. Its director, Jayaraj and is known for having introduced two new faces - Bharath and Narain – who are now well known in Tamil cinema Industry. Arun believes this movie is promising, and his career is heading on the right track with Jayaraj and considers the film as a visual feast for the Kerala audience.
His team plans to take in the context of the Pushkar Mela, which is the largest camel fair in the world that attracts about one hundred thousand tourists every year. Since childhood, watching his father on-screen, Arun desired to be a movie star, but before considering his career as an actor, Arun recalls that as a teenager, he also wanted to become a singer. Recently, this model turned actor landed in controversy during the International Film Festival of India 2014 (IFFI), when the Producer of "Libaas" Bikas Mohan, has ent a legal subpoena to the Director of IFFI demanding an apology for the screening of the 1988 film “Julie” at INOX. Director Shankar Mohan’s son was caught in a fight at the function with a delegate Chintamani Dev, according to the complaint received by Panaji police station, Dev hasn’t accused anyone in his letter, but rumors spread that the defendant was Arun Shankar. The incident occurred when the victim (Dev) asked the actor Arun Shankar to turn off his mobile phone which was ringing and flashing light in the theater during screening. But Arun's version of the story is quite different as he claims that it was Chintamani who was misbehaving with a 70-year-old delegate.