Ranjith Sankar

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Ranjith Sankar
Born 14 February
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, Molly Aunty Rocks, Punyalan Agarbattis and Varsham. He launched his production house Dreams N Beyond with Molly Aunty Rocks.[2]


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 in 2012 starring Revathy and Prithviraj was a critical and commercial success.

In year 2013, Punyalan Agarbattis starring Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Innocent, Rachana Narayanankutty and Aju Varghese got released on 29th Nov and declared as one of the biggest commercial hit of the year winning critical acclaim as well.

His latest release Varsham starring Mammootty, Asha Sarath and Mamta Mohandas got released in Nov 2014. The film is a commercial success with a wide release all over the world on the same day. The movie is critically acclaimed as well with 4/5 rating by all the wellknown critics.


Year Film Actors Notes
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
2014 Varsham Mammootty, Asha Sarath, T. G. Ravi, Mamta Mohandas


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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