Shankar(actor) life and biography

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Shankar(actor) biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-17
Credited as : Bollywood actor, Malayalam films,

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Shankar is considered as one of the superstars of Malayalam cinema in 1980s.

Shankar had a dream opening with the Vijaya T. Rajendar's Tamil Mega Hit Oru Thalai Ragam which completed 365 days in theatres. Luck favoured him in Malayalam Films too with Fazil 's directorial venture Manjil Virinja Pookkal, where Mohanlal debuted as villain became a Musical Hit. Overnight Shankar became a hot property in both Tamil and Malayalam film Industry and almost all his films doing good business. He was the Second Super Star of Malayalam Films of 80s after Late Action Star "Jayan". He never experimented with his roles, still he had a very large fan base in Kerala. Many of his ordinary films were hits just because of his presence. His teaming with Mohan Lal is very popular with many Hits. Shankar's pairing with actresses Menaka and Ambika were considered as safe bets. During late 80's, he cut down his film assignments and shifted to USA for personal and business reasons. However, most of his come back ventures failed to ignite the Box office.

His first commercial Malayalam directorial venture Keralotsavam 2009 starring Kalabhavan Mani and Vinu Mohan has been already released with positive reviews. Shankar's next Malayalam film, would probably star Mohan Lal. Apart from Keralotsavam 2009, Shankar has also directed Virus, a film on AIDS, which was censored in 2008.

Partial filmography:

Malayalam
Sarapanjaram (1979) .... College Student
Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) .... Prem Kishan
Palangal (1981) .... Ravi ... aka Rails
Oothikachiya Ponnu (1981)

Tamil
Oru Thalai Raagam (1980) .... Raja
Sujatha ... (1980)
Koyil Pura... (1981)
Mouna Yuddham... (1981)

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