Given Name: Shankar Shanmugam
Nickname: Shankar, Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema
Métier: Director and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Weight: 85 kg
Date of Birth: 17 August 1963
Age (2018): 55 Years
Birth Place: Kumbakonam, Chennai, Tamilnadu State, India
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hometown: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
Educational Qualifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Debut:Tamil: Gentleman (1993),Hindi- Nayak (2001)
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Travelling
Favorite Music director: A. R. Rahman
Favorite Actor: Rajinikanth
Affairs and More
Marital Status: married
Affairs: Easwari Shankar
Spouse: Easwari Shankar
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shankar
Does S. Shankar smoke?: Not Known
Does S. Shankar drink alcohol?: Not Known
When he was a child, he wished to be an actor.
Shankar is considered the Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema owing to his history of making big-budget films.
His two films; Indian (1996) and Jeans (1998), were nominated to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Shankar has been the highest-paid director in Indian Cinema. Most of his career, he has primarily worked for Tamil Cinema.
He is the only Indian director to have zero flops to his credit.
Shankar has directed 12 movies collaborating with musical maestro A.R. Rahman.
Shankar is the only director who has worked with most of the Tamil superstars including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vikram, and Vijay.
His science fiction movie 2.0 is the most expensive Indian film to date with an estimated budget of ₹500 crore.