Shankar Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

Given Name:  Shankar Shanmugam

Nickname: Shankar, Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema

Métier: Director and Producer

Physical Stats & More

Heigh:175 cm

Weight: 85 kg

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 17 August 1963

Age (2018): 55 Years

Birth Place: Kumbakonam, Chennai, Tamilnadu State, India

Zodiac sign: Leo

Nationality: Indian

Hometown: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Educational Qualifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Debut:Tamil: Gentleman (1993),Hindi- Nayak (2001)


  • Son-Arjith Shankar
  • Daughters-Aishwarya Shankar, Aditi Shankar
  • Father- Shanmugam
  • Mother- Muthulakshmi

Religion: Hinduism

Hobbies: Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Travelling

Favorite Things

Favorite Music director: A. R. Rahman

Favorite Actor: Rajinikanth

Favorite Film:

Affairs and More

 Marital Status: married

Affairs: Easwari Shankar

Spouse: Easwari Shankar

Money Factor

 Networth:116 crore


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.

  1. A. Chandrasekhar (Indian film director, producer, and writer) brought him into the film industry.

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.