Director Shankar - Biography

    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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