Ranjith Sankar

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Ranjith Sankar
Born Thrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director,
IT professional
Years active 2009 - present
Spouse(s) Smitha
Children Tara, Tarun
Website www.dnbmovies.com

Ranjith Sankar is an Indian screenwriter, producer and film director. He started his movie career with the acclaimed 2009 thriller film Passenger.[1] He has followed with movies Arjunan Saakshi,[2] Molly Aunty Rocks, Punyalan Agarbattis, Varsham Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam and Pretham.


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.

In 2011, his next film Arjunan Saakshi, starring Prithviraj, was released. It was inspired by his real-life experiences and won positive reviews from the critics.

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.


Year Title Cast
2009 Passenger Dileep, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas
2011 Arjunan Sakshi Prithviraj Sukumaran, Ann Augustine, Mukesh
2012 Molly Aunty Rocks Revathy, Prithviraj Sukumaran
2013 Punyalan Agarbattis Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Innocent, Aju Varghese, Rachana Narayanankutty
2014 Varsham Mammootty, Asha Sarath, T. G. Ravi, Mamta Mohandas
2015 Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Jayasurya, Aju Varghese
2016 Pretham Jayasurya
2017 "Ramante Eden Thottam" Kunchacko Boban


Kerala State Awards
  • Best screenplay (Television) for the 2003 serial American Dreams
Dubai AMMA Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Awards
  • Special Jury Award for direction - Passenger
World Malayali Council - Kairali Awards
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


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