He is a well-known Indian actor and director who have left his mark in the film industry. He has worked in various Tamil language films and TV serials. His birth place is Chembur, Mumbai. He got his first break in the year 1995. He made his debut as an actor in the film ‘Mogamul’. He made his way in the Tamil Film Industry by a chance meeting with director GnanaRajasekar and producer Janakiram.
He took off from the theatre in Mumbai to Chennai for his first movie. Mogamul was a landmark in his career. It gave him shot to work with the best in the industry. He worked and cooperated well with Lenin, Krishnamurthy and Ilaiyaraaja. He worked as a lead along with
Archana Joglekar and Nedumud Venu. The film won high critical acclaim. The film even pocketed the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.
However, the excitement of the success of his first film was short lived as his career did not stir in the direction he thought it would. He acted in some other films but was unable to sustain a career with it. So, he switched to the small screen in 1998. With
Ekta Kapoor offering him a role in her serial Kudumbkam on Sun TV, his career took a turn. He played a comic role of Rajesh in this serial. He also assisted Ekta in making Tamil TV Serials. He became a household name due to Tamil TV Serial ‘Kolangal’. ‘
Bhaskar’, the character played by Abhishek was loathed by people for his obnoxious behaviour towards his wife. He has done over 40 serials in Tamil. His shows include Malargal, Girija, Kollywood Court and much more.
As an actor, he has worked in ‘
Ashokavanam’ in 2001, ‘Pallavan’ in 2003, ‘Azhagaana Ponnuthan’ in 2010, ‘Pathinaaru’ in 2011, ‘
Thalaivan’, ‘VaayaiMoodiPesavum’ and ‘SamsaaramAarogyathinuHaanikaram in 2014, ‘
Aambala’ in 2015 and his soon to be released movie ‘
Pencil’. In 2009, he announced about producing and directing films under his home banner named ‘Hollywood to Bollywood Films.' In 2010, he directed the movie ‘Kathai’ which was selected for 8th International Film Festival held in Chennai.
Abhishek Shankar is an eminent Indian film actor and director, who have worked in Tamil cinema and television dramas. Gnana Rajasekaran’s critically acclaimed film, Mogamul, was his debut movie alongside Archana Joglekar. But he failed to make a mark in the film industry, and so he shifted to television. In 1999, Ekta Kapoor offered him a role in the TV serial, Kudumbam. He played out a comedy role in that and also assisted her in the direction of the show. Forty more serials were done by him, and he came to limelight after his portrayal as Bhaskaran in the television serial, Kolangal. This success led him to be featured in many more shows and dramas. ‘Hollywood to Bollywood’ is the name of his home productions, on which he intended to work from 2009 onwards.
His first release film was entitled Kathai, which features many newcomers, but the film had a low success rate. The film earned mixed reviews and a critic from Sify.com stated he “should be patted on his back for touching up on such a heavy subject”. Another project entitled Kaiyazhuthu has started, which was starred by Shaan, but was then dropped down. In May 2012, he announced another project with Samuthirakani in the lead role, but it also failed to materialize. The year 2015 had two of his releases namely, “Aambala” and “Pencil.” These two movies have filmed him as an actor. He was also signed by an American Production house along with Shaan for the movie, Kaiyezhuthu. Abhishek is already a much loved character among the people.