Harish Shankar

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Harish Shankar
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Harish Shankar at the success meet of Mahanati in May 2018
Born
Dharmapuri Town, Jagtial District, Telangana, India.
NationalityIndian
Alma materOsmania University
OccupationScreenwriter
Dialogue writer
Director

Sanganabhatla Harish Shankar is an Indian film screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor and director known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema, and Telugu theater.[1][2][3] He made his directorial debut with Shock (2006), produced by Ram Gopal Varma.[4]

He has directed Mirapakay (2011), Gabbar Singh (2012); for which he received the SIIMA Award for Best Director, and CineMAA Award for Best Director. Gabbar Singh grossed 150 crore (US$21 million) worldwide, becoming one of the highest grossing Telugu films at the time.[5] Ramayya Vasthavayya (2013) grossed a worldwide share of 309 million (US$4.3 million)[6] and Duvvada Jagannadham (2017) grossed 115.10 crore,[7] both of which were directed by him.

Early life[edit]

Harish Shankar was born in Dharmapuri, a Town in Jagtial District, Telangana, into a Telugu speaking Brahmin family. He has an younger brother, Vishnu Prasad, and a younger sister. He studied at Osmania University.[3][4][8]

Film craft[edit]

Shankar started stage acting with Seeta Nilayam and Lalitha kala Mandiram, based in Telangana. He then began writing and screenwriting.[9] He is influenced by Yandamuri Veerendranath's works and is interested in dialects, regional and linguistic influences.[10] He was associated with Kona Venkat, Puri Jagannadh, Ram Gopal Varma, and has worked as an associate director for films such as Ninne Istapaddanu, and Veede.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2006 Shock[11] Ravi Teja, Jyothika
2011 Mirapakay Ravi Teja, Richa Gangopadhyay, Deeksha Seth
2012 Gabbar Singh Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan Remake of Dabangg
2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha, Shruti Haasan
2015 Subramanyam For Sale Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra
2017 Duvvada Jagannadham Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde
2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mirnalini Ravi Remake of Jigarthanda
2021 PSPK28[12][13] Pawan Kalyan
2021 Friday Times Ram Pothineni, Yogi Babu, Anupama Parameswaran

Screenwriter[edit]

Year Film Cast Credits
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Tarun, Sridevi Co-writer and actor
2004 Naa Autograph Ravi Teja, Bhoomika Co-director
2005 A Film by Aravind Rajeev Kanakala, Richard Rishi Actor
2008 Bujjigadu Prabhas, Trisha Co-writer
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Venkatesh, Anushka Co-writer
2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Siddarth, Tamanna Co-writer
2012 Nippu Ravi Teja, Deeksha Seth Cameo appearance

Actor[edit]

Year Film role Credits
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu College student also Co-writer
2005 A Film by Aravind Shankar
2005 Modati Cinema Harish also worked as Associate.
2018 Sammohanam (2018 film) Himself Cameo role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harish Shankar interview on Gabbar Singh". Eenadu Newspaper. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Harish Shankar criticises critics at 'Duvvada Jagannadam' Thank You Meet!". 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (20 September 2015). "'Subramanyam for Sale' is for families" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ a b Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (15 October 2013). "Rooted in commerce" – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "Gabbar singh highest grosser in south". India Today. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Box Office Collection: Jr NTR's 'Ramayya Vastavayya' Business Will be Closed Soon". International Business Times India. 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  7. ^ "DJ lifetime box office collection: Duvvada Jagannadham". ibtimes.
  8. ^ "'Duvvada Jagannadham' quick review". 23 June 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  9. ^ a b "Harish Shankar Interview". idlebrain.com.
  10. ^ "Interview : Harish Shankar – NTR has a great sense of humour - 123telugu.com". www.123telugu.com.
  11. ^ "Harish Shankar goes nostalgic as his directorial debut 'Shock' completes 15 Years - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Pawan Kalyan and Harish Shankar to team up for #PSPK28 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  13. ^ "'PSPK 28': Pawan Kalyan to team up with Harish Shankar for a Mythri movie". Deccan Herald. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2020.

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