Ranjith Sankar

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Ranjith Sankar
Born14 February
OccupationFilm Director,
Film Producer,
IT professional
Years active2009 - present
ChildrenTara, Tarun

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.[1] He has followed up with movies Arjunan Saakshi (2011),[2] Molly Aunty Rocks (2012), Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), Varsham (2014), Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Pretham (2016), Ramante Eden Thottam (2017), Punyalan Private Limited (2017), Njan Marykutty (2018) and Pretham 2 (2018). 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 St.Thomas College Thrissur and 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 Notes
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 , Jayasurya
2017 Punyalan Private Limited Jayasurya, Dharmajan Bolgatty , Aju Varghese
2018 Njan Marykutty Jayasurya, Jewel Mary, Aju Varghese
2018 Pretham 2 Jayasurya, Saniya Iyappan,Amith Chakalakkal, Aju Varghese


Kerala State Awards
  • Best screenplay (Television) for the 2003 serial American Dreams
Dubai AMMA Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Awards
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


  1. ^ "പാസഞ്ചറിന്റെ എഞ്ചിനിയര്‍". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam).
  2. ^ "ഈ സാക്ഷിക്ക് കൊമ്പുണ്ട്‌". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam).

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