The Shankar Story is a simple saga of a man’s passion – a passion that takes him from the comfortable confines of a conventional job, to the challenging world of cinema. It is the story of an ordinary person whose life assumes extraordinary dimensions with the sheer strength of his creative contribution.
Born on August 17th, to Shanmugham and Muthulakshmi, Director Shankar’s life seems straight out of the films. A Diploma Engineer, his monotonous, though hassle-free job as a Quality Control Supervisor, brought a void that could be filled only by a creatively satisfying career. The urge to unleash his creativity led him to the world of theatre, where he honed his skills as a writer and performer. The transition to 70 mm was just a question of time, and soon enough Director Shankar joined as an assistant to Director S.A. Chandrasekhar. As worked as asst director for 17 films including 5 hindi films and also worked as an associate director for 2 film with his friend pavithran, Director Shankar learnt the tricks of the trade.The rest, as they say, is history.
In just a short span of time, Director Shankar has risen to the ranks of India’s best-known directors, with his movies among the biggest grossers of this generation. His films have also made waves abroad, and he is among the rare Indian film-makers whose work has been an official entry to oscar. Director Shankar’s innate ability to feel the audience’s pulse is what makes his movies so memorable. His socially relevant themes have earned him an Honorary Doctorate from the M.G.R.University, Tamilnadu.
From Director Shankar to Doctor Shankar, he has literally scripted his success story; his script-writing skills form the backbone of his runaway hits. His fervour for films transcends direction – his production banner S Pictures and audio record label S Musics stand testimony to his passion for different facets of movie-making. As Director Shankar continues to regale his audiences with one blockbuster after another, may this be one success story that never sees ‘the end’…
CNN-IBN Indian of the year Award (2010)
Doctor Of Letters (2007)
Film Fare Best Director (2006)
State Award For Best Director (2006)
Veyil Best Regional Film (2006)
Veyil Best Film State Award (2006)
Veyil Filmfare Best Film (2006)
Raja Sando (2000)
Film Fare Best Director (1993 & 1994)
State Award For Best Director (1993)