One of the most successful directors in the Indian film industry, Shankar is celebrating his birthday today, August 17th, 2012. He entered the film industry as a director with Gentleman and this film turned out to be grand success at the box office raking in profits as well as awards.
Since then, Shankar has directed and produced a number of films. The smash hits in his long career include Kadhalan, Mudhalvan, Anniyan, Sivaji, Enthiran and Nanban. Shankar is also a shrewd producer having produced a number of blockbusters like Kadhalan, Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi and Veyyil. He is currently directing the Vikram starrer I and is awaiting the release of the 3D version of Sivaji.