Jaishankar

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Jaishankar
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Jaishankar in one of his early films
Born Subramaniam Shankar
(1938-07-12)12 July 1938[1]
Chennai, India
Died 3 June 2000(2000-06-03) (aged 61)
Chennai, India
Years active 1965-1998
Website http://www.jaishankar.in

Jaishankar (12 July 1938 – 3 June 2000)[1] was an actor in Tamil cinema. He was credited onscreen with title of Makkal Kalingnar Jaishankar in most of the film starring him and is sometimes referred to as the Thennagathu James Bond (South Indian James Bond) because of his roles in films such as Vallavan Oruvan and CID Shankar.

Biography[edit]

Jaishankar was called Subramaniam Shankar at birth, on 12 July 1938.[1] His father was a magistrate, and Jaishankar was educated at PS High School and The New College, Chennai, where he was awarded an honours degree. He studied law but gave it up after a year because of his interests in the theater and other art forms.[citation needed]

He joined Cho's Viveka Fine Arts, which consisted mostly of Mylaporeans where he did insignificantly small roles. Obviously not happy he moved out and the break came with Koothabiran's Kalki Fine Arts where he made a mark playing a lead role in Kalki's 'Amara Thaara'.

Career[edit]

In an era dominated by Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran and Gemini Ganesan, he created his own niche with portrayals of Westernised characters. He was popularly known as South Indian James Bond because of his roles as the investigative detective in Vallavan Oruvan and CID Shankar,[2][3] and "Friday star" because he invariably had a release every week, He was also adept at comedy and contemporary portrayals as seen in Pattanathil Bhootham, Noottrukku Nooru and Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum. With the emergence of Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan, he began to play villain and father roles in many films, among them Murattu Kaalai, Apoorva Sagodharargal and Thalapathi.

He is also remembered for his philanthropy as he helped the needy without any publicity.[4]

Among his more memorable roles was the teacher's role in the K Balachander film, Noothukku Nooru. His first film was Iravum Pagalum, which had also been the title of his debut film.[5][6]

Death[edit]

Jaishankar died of heart attack on 3 June 2000, at the age of 61 in Chennai. He is survived by his wife and sons.

Medical trust[edit]

Each year his son, Dr.Vijay Shankar, conducts 15 free eye surgeries on his father’s birthday.[7] He planned to create a trust in his father’s memory and conduct these camps on a larger scale and later include some more specialities like cardiac surgeries also.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Director Co-stars Notes
1965 Iravum Pagalum Rajasekar Tamil Joseph Thaliath Jr. Debut Movie
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Chandrasekar Tamil Krishnan-Panju Jamuna
1965 Panchavarna Kili Tamil K. Shankar R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya
1966 Vallavan Oruvan CID Shankar Tamil R. Sundaram L. Vijayalakshmi
1966 Yaar Nee? Dr. Anand Tamil Sathyam Jayalalithaa Remake of woh kaun thi 1964 Hindi movie
1966 Iru Vallavargal Tamil K. V. Srinivasan R. S. Manohar, S. A. Ashokan
1966 Naam moovar Tamil
1966 Nee Tamil T. R. Ramanna Jayalalithaa, Nagesh
1966 Gowri Kalyanam Tamil K. Shankar Ravichandran, Jayalalithaa
1967 Pattanathil Bhootham Bhaskar Tamil M. V. Raman K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh
1967 Bhavani Tamil
1967 Sabash Thambi Sekhar Tamil C. P. Jambulingam L. Vijayalakshmi, S. A. Ashokan
1967 Muhurtha Naal Tamil
1967 Selva Magal Sekhar Tamil K. S. Srinivas Rajasree, Sreekanth
1968 Neelagiri Express CID Shankar Tamil Tirumalai Mahalingam Cho Ramaswamy, Vijayanirmala, Vijayalalitha
1968 Jeevanaamsam Tamil
1968 Bommalaattam Tamil
1968 Uyira Manama Tamil
1968 Muthu Chippi Tamil M. Krishnan Jayalalithaa, Nagesh
1968 Ner Vazhi Tamil
1969 Poova Thalaiya Shankar Tamil K. Balachander Gemini Ganesan, Nagesh Remade in Telugu as Bomma Borusa and in Malayalam as Balapareekshanam
1969 Mannippu Tamil
1969 Akka Thangai Tamil
1969 Ayiram Poi Tamil Muktha Srinivasan Vanisri, Cho Ramaswamy One of the best comedy movies.
1969 Anbalippu Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
1969 Nangu killadigal Tamil
1969 Nil Gavani Kadhali CID Shankar Tamil C. V. Rajendran Bharathi, Nagesh
1970 CID Shankar CID Shankar Tamil R. Sundaram
1970 Veetukku Veedu Tamil C. V. Rajendran R. Muthuraman Remade later on as vishwanathan-Ramamoorthy
1970 Kannan Varuvan
1970 Maanavan Tamil R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi
1970 Ethirkalam Tamil M. S. Solaimalai Gemini Ganesan
1970 Kalam Vellum Velu Tamil M. Karnan
1970 Penn Deivam Tamil M. A. Thirumugam Padmini, Lakshmi, R. Muthuraman
1971 Kulama Gunama Tamil K. S. Gopalakrishnan Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, Vanisri
1971 Thanga Gopuram Precursor of Moondru Mudichu
1971 Soodhattam
1971 Nootrukku Nooru Prakash Tamil K. Balachander Lakshmi
1971 Pudhiya Vazhkai Tamil C. V. Rajendran Jayabharathi, Nagesh
1972 Unakkum Enakkum
1972 Ganga
1972 Jakamma
1972 Delhi To Madras
1972 Kadhalikka Vanga Tamilarasu Tamil I.N. Moorthy Sreekanth, Major Sundararajan
1972 Kanimuthu Paappa Tamil S. P. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi Remake of Hindi film Andaz (1971)
1972 Nawab Naarkali Tamil C. V. Rajendran Nagesh, Lakshmi
1973 Ponvandu
1973 Rani yaar kuzhandai
1973 Amman Arul Tamil Pattu A. V. M. Rajan
1973 Anbu Sagodharargal Tamil Lakshmi Deepak A. V. M. Rajan Remake of Telugu film Pandanti Kapuram.
1973 Vayaadi
1973 Arangetram Jaishankar Tamil K. Balachander Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Prameela Special appearance
1973 Thedi Vandha Lakshmi Ramesh Tamil G.R. Nathan Lakshmi
1974 Karunthel kannayiram
1974 Vairam Tamil T. R. Ramanna Jayalalitha
1974 Idhayam Paarkiradhu 100th film
1974 Pandhattam
1974 Kaliyuga Kannan
1974 Akkarai pachai
1974 Athaiya Mamiya Shankar Tamil Chitralaya Gopu Ushanandini
1975 Enga Pattan Sothu
1975 Cinema Paithiyam Jaishankar Tamil Muktha Srinivasan Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra
1975 Apoorva Raagangal Jaishankar Tamil K. Balachander Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Jayachitra, Sreekanth
1976 Thunivey Thunai
1977 Gaayathri Ganesh Tamil R.Pattabhiraman Rajinikanth, Sridevi Based on the story "Gayathri" written by Sujatha Rangarajan
1977 Uyarndhavargal Tamil T. N. Balu Kamal Haasan
1977 Avar Enakke Sontham Tamil Pattu Fatafat Jayalaxmi, Srividya
1977 Palabishegam Kumaran Tamil K. S. Gopalakrishnan Sripriya, Sreekanth
1978 Vandikkaran Magan
1978 Justice Gopinath Tamil D. Yoganand Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth
1978 Sakka Podu Podu Raja Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Jayachitra, Kamal Haasan
1978 Ullathil Kuzhanthaiyadi Tamil K.S. Gopalakrishnan Sripriya
1979 Kizakkum Merkkum Santhikkindrana
1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi
1980 Jambu
1980 Murattu Kaalai Tamil SP. Muthuraman Rajinikanth, Rati Agnihotri
1980 Oru Thayin Sabhatham
1980 Saranam Ayyappa CID Shankar
1981 Ellam Inba Mayyam Kailasa Mudaliyar Tamil G. N. Rangarajan Kamal Haasan, Suman
1981 Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum Tamil Muktha Srinivasan Sivaji Ganesan, Saritha
1981 Garjanai Tamil C. V. Rajendran Rajinikanth
1981 Savaal
1981 Needhi Pizhaithathu
1982 Vazhvey Maayam
1982 Theerpu
1982 Thanikattu Raja
1982 Nandri, Meendum Varuga
1982 Om Shakti S. A. Chandrasekhar
1982 Auto Raja Tamil K. Vijayan Vijayakanth
1982 Pattanathu Rajakkal S. A. Chandrasekhar
1982 Kelviyum Naane Pathilum Naane Rajagopal Tamil N. Murugesh Karthik, Aruna Mucherla Guest appearance
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai
1982 Adhisayappiravigal Tamil R. Thyagarajan Prabhu, Karthik
1983 Paayum Puli
1983 Thudikkum Karangal
1983 Uruvangal Maralam
1983 Thai Veedu
1983 Adutha Varisu Jamindhar Tamil SP. Muthuraman Rajinikanth, Sridevi Guest Role
1983 Thanga Magan
1983 Sattam
1983 Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Tamil Rajasekhar (director) Thiagarajan, Saritha
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan Tamil Major Sundarrajan Sivakumar, Lakshmi, Sulakshana
1983 Kann Sivanthaal Mann Sivakkum Vairam Tamil Sreedhar Rajan
1984 Vaazhkai (film)
1984 Vidhi
1984 24 Mani Neram Tamil Manivannan Mohan, Sathyaraj
1984 Thiruppam
1984 Sarithira Nayagan
1984 Ezhuthatha Sattangal Tamil K. Shankar Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu
1984 Iru Medhaigal Tamil Muktha Srinivasan Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu Guest Role
1984 Anbulla Rajinikanth Jaishankar Tamil K. Natraj Rajinikanth Guest Role
1984 Kudumbam Tamil S. A. Chandrasekhar Vijayakanth
1984 Neengal Kettavai Balu Mahendra
1984 Alaya Deepam Tamil C. V. Sridhar Sujatha, Rajesh, Suresh
1984 Unga Veettu Pillai Tamil Mohan, Sathyaraj
1985 Bandham Tamil K. Vijayan Sivaji Ganesan, Anand Babu
1985 Padikkadavan
1985 Chavi CID Shankar
1985 Pillai Nila
1985 Nermai
1985 Yaar?
1985 Neethiyin Marupakkam S. A. Chandrasekhar
1985 Engal Kural Tamil Rama Narayanan Arjun, Suresh Guest appearance
1985 Arthamulla Aasaigal Tamil Babu Maharaja Karthik, Anand Babu, Sathyaraj
1986 Marumagal Tamil Karthik Raghunath Sivaji Ganesan, Suresh
1986 Enakku Nane Needipathi Tamil S. A. Chandrasekhar Vijayakanth
1986 Oomai Vizhigal Chandran R. Aravindraj
1986 Kodai Mazhai Tamil Muktha S. Sundar Vidya Venugopal, Lakshmi, Rajinikanth, S. Ve. Sekhar, K. Bhagyaraj
1986 Maaveeran Tamil Rajasekhar Rajinikanth, Ambika
1986 Naanum Oru Thozhilali
1986 Kulirkaala Megangal Tamil C. V. Sridhar Arjun, Jeevitha
1986 Murattuk Karangal Kaali Tamil Rajasekhar Thiagarajan, Sathyaraj, Ravichandran, Bhanu Chander
1987 Kadhal Parisu Kailash Tamil A. Jagannathan Kamal Haasan, Ambika, Radha
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Manjampetti Tamil Gangai Amaran Ramarajan
1987 Veerapandiyan CID Shankar Karthik Raghunath
1987 Cooliekkaran Tamil Rajasekhar (director) Vijayakanth
1987 Anjatha Singam Tamil M. Vijaychander Prabhu, Sathyaraj
1988 En Jeevan Paduthu Tamil R. Sundarrajan Karthik
1989 Mappillai Tamil Rajasekhar (director) Rajinikanth, Amala, Chiranjeevi, Srihari
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Sathyamoorthy Tamil Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan
1989 Apoorva Sahodarigal Tamil R.Thyagarajan Karthik, Suresh
1989 Poruthathu Pothum P. Kalaimani
1989 Ponmana Selvan Tamil P. Vasu Vijayakanth, Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi Guest Role
1989 Thaai Naadu Tamil R. Aravindraj Sathyaraj, Radhika
1989 Dravidan Tamil R.Kirshnamoorthy Sathyaraj, Ambika
1989 Nalaya Manithan Tamil Velu Prabhakaran Prabhu, Mohan
1990 Pathimoonam Number Veedu Murali Tamil Baby Nizhalgal Ravi, Sripriya
1990 Mounam Sammadham Tamil K. Madhu Mammootty, R. Sarathkumar
1990 Palaivana Paravaigal Sivaprakasam Tamil Senthilnathan R. Sarathkumar, Anandaraj
1990 Amma Pillai
1991 Thalapathi
1991 Kaaval Nilayam
1991 Vanakkam Vathiyare Duraisingam Tamil Ameerjan Karthik, Saranya
1992 Singaravelan
1992 Naalaya Seidhi
1992 Nadodi Pattukkaran
1993 Gokulam
1994 Priyanka
1994 Kanmani
1994 En Rajangam Chief Minister Tamil Siraj Anandaraj, Ravichandran
1995 Vishnu
1995 Chandralekha
1996 Subash
1997 Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen
1997 Arunachalam
1998 Ini Ellam Sugame
1998 Dharma Dharma's Father Keyaar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Bond of Tamil screen". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Metro Plus Coimbatore / Cinema : Simbu's a fan!". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Find Tamil Actor Jaishankar Filmography, Movies, Pictures and Videos". Jointscene.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Tamil movies : Jaishankar’s son to set up medical trust for poor!!". Behindwoods.com. 2006-03-31. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Tribute". Screenindia.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
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  7. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Charitable trust launched". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  8. ^ "Retail Plus Chennai : First Take". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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