Ambani Shankar

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Ambani Shankar
K. Sankaranarayanan

(1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 30)[1]
Spouse(s)Monika Nandini[2]

Ambani Shankar is an Indian stage and film actor, who has appeared in Tamil language films. He has appeared in films including Ji (2005) and Ambasamudram Ambani (2010), and garnered his stage name from the latter film.


Shankar grew up in Tirumangalam, Madurai and was inspired by the success of actor Vadivelu, which prompted him to move to Chennai to pursue acting in 2004. Unable to get a breakthrough in films, he began working as a clerk at K. Bhagyaraj's office and was first spotted by N. Linguswamy to feature as a road-side cycle mechanic in Ji (2005).[3] He continued to feature in small comedic roles in films including Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan (2008) and Kuselan (2008).

Shankar made a breakthrough with his performance in Ambasamudram Ambani (2010), portraying a negative role alongside Karunas. praised his portrayal and stated "Shankar, has delivered an outstanding performance" and that "he laughs, cries, delivers and receives blows and bouquets with perfect style, transforming himself into the role very convincingly".[4] Likewise, labelled him as a "good performer", while noted that he "steals the show".[5][6] He subsequently added "Ambani" as a prefix to his stage name.

In 2013, Shankar featured in a commercial for Jos Alukkas alongside actor Vijay. In 2015, he featured in the Celebrity Badminton League alongside other Tamil language actors.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Ji
2005 Aaru
2006 Vallavan
2007 Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar
2007 Piragu Samarasam's assistant
2008 Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan
2008 Kuselan
2009 Padikkadavan
2009 Vaigai
2010 Ambasamudram Ambani Karthi
2010 Virunthali Parthiban
2012 Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam
2013 Pattathu Yaanai
2015 144
2016 Nanaiyadhe Mazhaiye
2016 Adra Machan Visilu
2016 Pattathaari
2016 Kodambakkam Kokila
2017 Kanavu Variyam
2017 Kaadhal Kaalam
2017 Arasakulam
2017 Savarikkadu
2018 Gulaebaghavali Maari
2018 Pakka


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