Director Shankar - Biography

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Name : S.S.K. Shankar

Profession : Writer, Producer, Director

Native place : Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Birth : 17th August 1963

Nationality : Indian

Education : Diploma in Engineering

Family :

Father-Mr. Shanmugam
Mother -Mrs. Muthulakshmi
Wife and two daughters

First job in the film world :

* As Director S. A. Chandrasekaran's assistant
* Pavithran's Chief Assistant Director in 'Vasantha kAla paravaigal'...

Director Debut : Gentleman- Tamil

Blockbusters : Gentleman, Kadhalan, Indian, Boys, Anniyan

Controversial film : Boys

Produced :

* Veyil
* Kaadhal (2004)
* Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi (2006)

Inspiration : The film 'Mullum Malarum'

Lucky number :8

Budget for his films :

Sivaji- 35 crores
Jeans: 24 crores

Trademark :

* expensive, visually beautiful action movies with the use of latest visual
* Temple Towers in Chennai appears in most of his films
* whenever a TV channel is featured in the film, it is called QTV.
* His heroes are larger than life characters.

Own Productions :

S films (produced 'Mudhalvan')
S-pictures (Produced 'Kadhal' and 'Veyil')

Motto of S Pictures : It is a place for new talents.

Appearance in films :
Appears in a dance scene in "Sivaji" for a fleeting moment (just 40 seconds).

Rules :
* Any member of the cast should not talk about the film to any outside sources.
* that either of the lead pair should not begin another project until his project is completed

Car : Toyota Land cruiser

About his films : They are like a ‘buffet’ of entertainment with a wide variety to choose.

Facts :

* Never releases his films on holidays or festivals
* Always likes 'glitz and glamour' both in his films and in his office
* his script waiting for the daylights is `Azhagiya Kuyilae'
* is the only director to have a combined gross collection of over Rs. 100 crores
* plans to make lively stories about lifeless objects
* His film 'Indian' was India's official entry to the Oscars in 1996 and 'Jeans' in 1998
* It was only during the Shankar saga,director's cut-outs were placed in theaters instead of actors.
* Initially he wanted to be an actor
*The highest collecting dubbed film in India, Aparachitudu, the Telugu version of Anniyan in Andhra.

Address :
No. 8, Hanumathan St, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017.

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