17 March 1926
|Died||5 March 2006(aged 79)|
|Occupation||Film 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.
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. 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".
|1954||Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam||N||Telugu|
|1958||Bhookailas||Telugu||Dubbed in Tamil as Baktha Ravana|
|1960||Kavalai Illaadha Manithan||Tamil|
|1965||Anbu Karangal||N||Tamil||25th Film|
|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
|1981||Deiva Thirumanangal||Tamil||Director of story "Srinivasa Kalyanam"|
|1988||Thambi Thanga Kambi||Tamil||50th Film|
|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 the age of 79.
- "K. Shankar dies". The Hindu. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
- "Tamil Cinema News | Kollywood News | Tamil Film News - Maalaimalar". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012.
- "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.