|Born||Tamil Nadu, India|
Anand Shankar is an Indian film director and screenwriter, primarily working in Tamil cinema. Shankar started his career as an assistant director to Siddharth Anand in Anjaana Anjaani (2010). He also assisted producer-director AR Murugadoss in movies such as Thuppakki and 7aum Arivu. He successfully finished his work as debut director on Arima Nambi starring Vikram Prabhu and Priya Anand, a Tamil thriller film. Shankar is currently directing Iru Mugan starring Vikram, Nayanthara and Nithya Menen.
Anand Shankar is the grandson of National Award Winning playwright Komal Swaminathan. Anand Shankar got a mechanical engineering degree in Chennai from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE), after which he studied at the New York Film Academy. He is the cousin of Srikanth Ravichandran, ex-husband of television host Dhivyadharshini.
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