Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Years active||2009 - present|
Ranjith Sankar is an Indian screenwriter, producer and director who works in Malayalam films. He started his movie career with the acclaimed 2009 thriller film Passenger. He has followed up with movies Arjunan Saakshi (2011), Molly Aunty Rocks (2012), Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), Varsham (2014), Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Pretham (2016), and Ramante Eden Thottam (2017).Sankar launched his production house Dreams N Beyond in 2012 and his distribution house punyalan cinemas in 2017.
Born in Thrissur, Kerala, India, Ranjith Sankar completed his education from M A College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. It all began with his love for storytelling. He likes to think he is a writer first and then a director. Shankar’s writing career began with television series such as Nizhalkal and American Dreams.
His big break in films came through Passenger released in 2009, which subsequently won accolades from critics and audience.
Molly Aunty Rocks (2012) starring Revathy and Prithviraj was a critical and commercial success, as well as Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), featuring Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Innocent, Rachana Narayanankutty and Aju Varghese. His next movie Varsham starring Mammootty, Asha Sarath and Mamta Mohandas was released in November 2014. This was followed by a biographical film Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam in November 2015.
Ranjith Sankar's third film with Jayasurya, a horror comedy titled "Pretham" was released in August 2016.
|2009||Passenger||Dileep, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas|
|2011||Arjunan Sakshi||Prithviraj, Ann Augustine, Mukesh|
|2012||Molly Aunty Rocks||Prithviraj, Revathy, Lalu Alex|
|2013||Punyalan Agarbattis||Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Aju Varghese|
|2014||Varsham||Mammootty, Asha Sarath|
|2015||Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam||Jayasurya, shivada, Aju Varghese|
|2016||Pretham||Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Devan|
|2017||Ramante Edanthottam||Kunchako Boban, Anu Sithara, Aju Varghese|
|2017||Punyalan Private Limited||Jayasurya, Dharmajan Bolgatty|
|2018||Njan Marykutty||Jayasurya, Jewel Mary, Aju Varghese|
- Kerala State Awards
- Best screenplay (Television) for the 2003 serial American Dreams
- Dubai AMMA Awards
- Best screenplay - Passenger
- Kerala Film Critics Awards
- Special Jury Award for direction - Passenger
- World Malayali Council - Kairali Awards
- Best Screenplay - Passenger
- Surya TV Awards
Best Debut director
- V Santharam Awards
Best Debut director (Nomination)
- Filmfare Awards
Best Director (Nomination)
- SouthScope Awards
Best Director (Nomination)
- Other awards
2009: First Lohithadas Puraskaram for best screenplay
- Official blog
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