17 March 1926
|Died||5 March 2006(aged 79)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, Film editor|
K. Shankar was a veteran film editor and director, born on 17 March 1926 in Malabar (now Kerala, in India). He directed more than 80 films in all the South Indian languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well as in Hindi.
Shankar started his film career as an editor Assistant at Central Studios, Coimbatore in 1939 and later moved to Pakshiraja Studios. He later became a successful editor at AVM Studios, before moving into film direction. His first directorial was a Sinhalese movie, "Doctor." He has directed three Chief Ministers MGR ("Adimaipen" and "Kudiyiruntha Koil"); N.T. Rama Rao ("Bhookailash") and Jayalalithaa ("Gowri Kalyanam").
|1954||Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam||N||Telugu|
|1958||Bhookailas||Telugu||Dubbed in Tamil as Baktha Ravana|
|1960||Kavalai Illaadha Manithan||Tamil|
|1970||Koi Ghulam Nahi||Hindi|
|1971||Parde Ke Peechey||Hindi|
|1977||Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga||Tamil|
|1978||Kungumam Kathai Sollugiradhu||Tamil|
|1981||Bala Nagamma||Telugu||Dubbed in Tamil with same name|
Dubbed in Hindi as Jadu Nagari
|1988||Thambi Thanga Kambi||Tamil|
|1992||Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam||Malayalam|
|1993||Saranam Saranam Manikanta||Telugu|
|1993||Manikantana Mahime||Kannada||Dubbed in Hindi as Vishnuputra|
|1993||Swamy Ayyappa Sabarimalai||Kannada|
|1996||Vetri Vinayagar||Tamil||Dubbed in Hindi as Jai Ganesh Deva|
Shankar died due to heart attack at his residence on 5 March 2006 at around at 7 pm. He was 80 years of age and is survived by his wife and six children.
- "K. Shankar dies". The Hindu. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
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