S. Shankar Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

S Shankar

Full NameShankar Shanmugam
NicknamesShankar, Steven Spielberg of Indian Cinema
ProfessionsDirector and Producer
Famous ForDirecting 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
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 August 1963 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 60 Years
BirthplaceKumbakonam, Madras State, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownKumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityCentral Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu, India
Educational QualificationDiploma in Mechanical Engineering
DebutTamil: Gentleman (1993)
Shankar made his debut through this movie
Hindi- Nayak (2001)
First hindi film directed by Shankar
HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies, Travelling
AwardsNational Film Award for 'Veyil' (2006)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseEaswari Shankar
Shankar with his wife
ChildrenSon- Arjith Shankar
Daughters- Aishwarya Shankar, Aditi Shankar
Shankar with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Shanmugam
Mother- Muthulakshmi
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerA. R. Rahman
Favourite ActorRajinikanth
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹116 Crore

S Shankar

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.
  • S. A. Chandrasekhar (Indian film director, producer and writer) brought him into the film industry.S. A. Chandrasekhar brought Shankar into 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.
  • His science fiction movie 2.0 is the most expensive Indian film to date with an estimated budget of ₹500 crore.2.0 is the highest budgeted film in India directed by Shankar