|Full Name||Shankar Shanmugam|
|Nicknames||Shankar, Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema|
|Professions||Director and Producer|
|Famous For||Directing India's most expensive film ever '2.0'|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
|Date of Birth||17 August 1963|
|Age (as in 2017)||54 Years|
|Birthplace||Kumbakonam, Madras State, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Central Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Educational Qualification||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering|
|Debut||Tamil: Gentleman (1993)
Hindi- Nayak (2001)
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Travelling|
|Awards||National Film Award for 'Veyil' (2006)|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Son- Arjith Shankar
Daughters- Aishwarya Shankar, Aditi Shankar
|Favourite Singer||A. R. Rahman|
|Net Worth (approx.)||₹116 Crore|
Some Lesser Known Facts About S. 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.