K. Shankar

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K. Shankar
Born
Kannan Shankar

(1926-03-17)17 March 1926[1]
Died5 March 2006(2006-03-05) (aged 79)[1]
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, Film editor
Parent(s)Father : Kannan
Mother : Rukmani

Kannan Shankar (17 March 1926 - 5 March 2006) was an Indian film editor, screenwriter and director. He directed more than 80 films in South Indian languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well as in Hindi.

Film career[edit]

Shankar started his film career as an editor Assistant at Central Studios, Coimbatore in 1939 and later moved to Pakshiraja Studios.[2] He later became a successful editor at AVM Studios, before moving into film direction.[3] He gave superhits like Rajkumar(1964) and Sachaai(1969) with Shammi kapoor and Sadhana in lead roles. Next to P. Neelakantan, Shankar was also credited with creating M. G. Ramachandran's (MGR) movie persona, in 8 movies he had directed MGR. It was to Shankar's credit that MGR chose Shankar to direct his own production, "Adimai Penn".

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Editor
1953 Ladki Red XN Green tickY Hindi
1954 Sangham Red XN Green tickY Hindi
1954 Penn Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam Red XN Green tickY Telugu
1956 Nagadevatha Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1958 Bhookailas Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Baktha Ravana
1958 Bhookailasa Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1959 Orey Vazhi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1959 Sivagangai Seemai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1960 Kavalai Illaadha Manithan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1960 Kairasi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1961 Arappavan Green tickY Red XN Malayalam
1962 Jhoola Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1962 Paadha Kannikkai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1962 Aalayamani Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1962 Aadi Perukku Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1963 Ezhai Pangalan Green tickY Red XN Tamil
1963 Panathottam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1963 Bharosa Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1963 Idhu Sathiyam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1964 Rajkumar Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1964 Andavan Kattalai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1965 Panchavarna Kili Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1965 Kalangarai Vilakkam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1965 Anbu Karangal Green tickY Red XN Tamil 25th Film
1966 Chandhrodhayam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1966 Gowri Kalyanam Green tickY Red XN Tamil
1968 Kudiyirundha Koyil Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1968 Kallum Kaniyagum Green tickY Red XN Tamil
1969 Adimaippenn Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1969 Sachaai Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1970 Koi Ghulam Nahi Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1971 Parde Ke Peechey Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1972 Bandagi Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1972 Shehzada Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1974 Chhote Sarkar Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1975 Pallandu Vazhga Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1975 Raja Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1976 Uzhaikkum Karangal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1977 Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1977 Sthree Janmam Green tickY Green tickY Malayalam
1978 Varuvan Vadivelan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1978 Vayasu Ponnu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1978 Sundarimaarude Swapnangal Green tickY Green tickY Malayalam
1978 Prathyaksha Deivam Green tickY Green tickY Malayalam
1978 Kungumam Kathai Sollugiradhu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1979 Srungara Ramudu Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1979 Suprabatham Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1979 Neelakadalin Orathile Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1981 Bala Nagamma Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Dubbed in Tamil with same name
Dubbed in Hindi as Jadu Nagari
1981 Devi Dharisanam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1981 Deiva Thirumanangal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Director of story "Srinivasa Kalyanam"
1982 Erattai Manithan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1983 Miruthanga Chakravarthi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1983 Yamirukka Bayamen Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 Chiranjeevi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 Ezhuthatha Sattangal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1985 Navagraha Nayagi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1985 Raja Rishi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1986 Aayiram Kannudayaal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 Velundu Vinaiyillai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 Mupperum Deviyar Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1988 Thambi Thanga Kambi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil 50th Film
1989 Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1992 Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam Green tickY Green tickY Malayalam
1993 Saranam Saranam Manikanta Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1993 Manikantana Mahime Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Dubbed in Hindi as Vishnuputra
1993 Swamy Ayyappa Sabarimalai Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1993 Nallathe Nadakkum Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1996 Vetri Vinayagar Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Dubbed in Hindi as Jai Ganesh Deva

Death[edit]

Shankar died due to heart attack at his residence on 5 March 2006[1] at the age of 79.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "K. Shankar dies". The Hindu. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Kollywood News | Tamil Film News - Maalaimalar". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ "கடும் உழைப்பால் டைரக்டராக உயர்ந்த கே.சங்கர்: எம்.ஜி.ஆர், சிவாஜி படங்களை இயக்கினார்" [K. Shankar became director through hard work: Directed films with MGR and Sivaji]. Maalaimalar. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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