Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Years active||2009 - present|
Ranjith Sankar is an Indian screenwriter, producer and film director. He started his movie career with the acclaimed 2009 thriller film Passenger. He has followed with movies Arjunan Saakshi, Molly Aunty Rocks, Punyalan Agarbattis, Varsham and Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam.
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 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 next movie 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.
Ranjith Sankar's latest is a biographical film titled "Su su sudhi vathmeekam" where he is talking up with jayasurya again after punyalan agarbathis. The film is slated for a November 2015 release.
|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|
- 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
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- Official blog