Director Shankar’s real name is Shankar Shanmugham, and he was born in Kumbakonam in the state of Tamil Nadu. He has done Mechanical Engineering
Steven Spielberg Of Indian Cinema
Shankar is called the Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema due to his unique ideas and different stories. Robo movie is evidence of that and people are very much awaiting the release of Robo 2.0 which stars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Right from his first film, Shankar is known for his high budget films.
Highest paid the director.
Do you know who the highest paid director in the country is? Well, yeah, you guessed it right. It is Shankar. Shankar is the highest paid director across the country. His career spans through 23 years and has directed a total of 12 films. He is the only director with no flop in his directing career. And hence the remuneration.
No National Award Yet
Shankar has not received a National award for his direction, but his films have always been strong contenders for the special effects category. Indian, Anniyan, and Enthiran had bagged the National Film Awards for Best Special Effects. Shankar has also won three Tamil Nadu State Awards and three Filmfare awards for his direction.
Working With the Stars
Shankar is the only director in the country who has had worked with most of the biggest Tamil superstars including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vikram, and Vijay. In the year 1996, Kamal Haasan won his fourth National award for his role in Shankar's Indian.
Since Gentleman, Shankar has directed a total of 11 films, and all of them have been clean blockbusters at the Box Office. The talented director is all set to thrill the audience in 2017 with Robo 2.0 starring two of India's biggest superstars, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Here’s wishing the talented director Shankar a very happy birthday.