Birthday: 01-01-1975
Age: 44
Star sign: Aquarius

Shankar Dayal is an Indian Screenwriter and Film Director. He was born on January 1, 1975, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He career as a film director began in the year 2008. His first film was titled to be as Arambam. The film was supposed to be the debut film of Adharvaa Murali. But due to financial problems faced by Pyramid Saimira, the film was called off.

Shankar Dayal was the dialogue writer of the hit film Deepavali in the year 2007. The film was written and directed by Ezhil. It was a Tamil romance film, and Jayam Ravi, Raghuvaran, Bhavana, Vijayakumar, Lal and Cochin Haneefa played the lead roles. The movie was released on February 9, 2007, and it was successful. It was produced by Thirupathi Brothers.

In the year 2011, Shankar Dayal started filming the film Saguni. He wrote and directed the film. It was produced by S R Prabhu. Karthi and Pranitha played the lead roles in the film. G.V. Prakash Kumar was the music director of the film. It was a Tamil political satire film. The genre of the film was action comedy drama. Roja, Santhanam, Nassar and Raadhika Sarathkumar played the supporting roles. The movie was released on June 22, 2012. The film was distributed by Studio Green and Vendhar movies. The film was dubbed into Hindi, and it was titled as Rowdy Leader. The film received both positive and negative reviews. The Telugu version of the movie was very successful at the box office, and it was named Shakuni. The soundtrack of the film was also successful and in 2011 the first look was released. The film was shot in Chennai and the Climax in Hyderabad. Delhi Ganesh, Anushka Shetty, and Andrea Jeremiah gave a cameo appearance in the film.

Shankar Dayal started working in his next film Veera Dheera Sooran in 2015. The lead roles of the film were played by Catherine Teresa and Vishnu. At first, the film was launched by Suseenthiran in October 2011, but then it was postponed. Then Suseenthiran decided that he would write the script and Shankar Dayal would direct the film. The shoot of the film Veera Dheera Sooran began in the year 2015. But soon after the film was shelved. Shankar Dayal became a professional after the film Saguni. Though he is not a big director, he is known for his film Saguni.


Film director Rajanish is associated with two Tamil movies so far. One is ‘Loduku Pandi’ which was released in 2016 and another one was 'Kaaval' that released in 2015 for which he wrote the screenplay along with writer Nagendran R. As a director, he shot an extensive shot in the movie ‘Loduku Pandi’ with 13 movie cameras and to shoot the sequence, he set up an expensive huge set with a total amount of Rs 20 lakh near Karnataka and Tamil Nadu border. Kaaval was based on real incident of murders that happened in the city. The film was seen by many directors of the film industry and police officials who demanded a more serious title. It was after doing screenplay for Kaaval, Rajanish felt he would make the directorial debut with a film ‘Loduku Pandi’. Director Rajanish, who shot to fame for his directorial debut with ‘Loduku Pandi’ had sketched the character of Karunas in the lead role because he felt the actor is a sincere and hardworking person, In this movie, the actor's comedy performance was well-received throughout the film. The viewer was really in tears to find that the movie would have an emotional climax. The emotional climax moved the audience so much that director Rajanish felt it was actor Karunas way of wowing the audience. It was a total movie of Karunas who remains in 90 percent of the movie frame with his solo screen presence. The film could have been much better if other actors like Ilavarasu, Sendrayan, Manobala were given scope in the movie to act. Well, as a film director he controlled a film's dramatic aspects in the movie ‘Loduku Pandi’ and visualized the screenplay (or script) and even guided the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision which is indeed a tough job. But we hope he would be more selective in the script and narration to keep the viewers’ more engrossed in the theatres. Everyone who plays a part in the production of a film is important, but the film director is arguably the most vital member of the team and Rajanish had lived up to such expectation in Kollywood.

Rajanish Tamil Actor