S Shankar

Other names of S Shankar: Shankar, Shankar Shanmugam
Birthday: 17-08-1963
Age: 55
Star sign: Virgo
S Shankar is one among the populous directors who direct high budgeted movies in India. S Shankar started his career as an assistant director to S.A. Chandrasekaran, father of actor Vijay. After working as assistant director in few films, he made his directorial debut in Gentleman with Action King Arjun and Madhubala. It was a blockbuster hit, even Shankar would not have even thought about it. His second movie is Kadhalan with Prabhu Deva. Nagma was introduced in this film by Shankar and the film is a super hit. The songs went very well with A.R. Rahman in the music composing side. After Kadhalan, S Shankar’s market picked up very well and he directed Indian, a patriotic film with Kamal Haasan. Unlike other directors, Shankar never thought to rush up in committing films. He deeply discusses the story and then commits in each and every film. He screwed up the market of Prashanth through Jeans. Jeans was the second film of Aishwarya Rai in which she paired Prashanth. In Jeans, Prashanth and Nassar had dual roles and this film is also a good rhythmic film by Rahman. Mudhalvan also hit the theatres for more than 100 successful days and Arjun and Raghuvaran were applauded for their roles. He introduced many young faces to the film industry through Boys. The film has Siddharth, Nakul, Bharath, Genelia and Thaman. Sivaji with Rajini was said to be the high budget film, which was produced under AVM banner. After the success of Sivaji, he did one more film with Rajini, called Enthiran. That was also a hit movie with Aishwarya Rai alongside Rajini. It was a science fiction movie and went on well for robot Rajini. S Shankar’s latest venture is I with Vikram and Amy Jackson, which hit the theatres with successful shows.