K. Shankar

Kannan Shankar (17 March 1926 - 5 March 2006) was an Indian film editor, screenwriter and director. He directed more than 80 films in South Indian languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well as in Hindi.

K. Shankar
Born
Kannan Shankar

(1926-03-17)17 March 1926[1]
Died5 March 2006(2006-03-05) (aged 79)[1]
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, Film editor
Parent(s)Father : Kannan
Mother : Rukmani

Film careerEdit

Shankar started his film career as an editor Assistant at Central Studios, Coimbatore in 1939 and later moved to Pakshiraja Studios.[2] He later became a successful editor at AVM Studios, before moving into film direction.[3] He gave superhits like Rajkumar(1964) and Sachaai(1969) with Shammi kapoor and Sadhana in lead roles.

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Editor
1953 Ladki  N  Y Hindi
1954 Sangham  N  Y Hindi
1954 Penn  N  Y Tamil
1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam  N  Y Telugu
1956 Nagadevatha  Y  Y Tamil
1958 Bhookailas  Y  Y Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Baktha Ravana
1958 Bhookailasa  Y  Y Kannada
1959 Orey Vazhi  Y  Y Tamil
1959 Sivagangai Seemai  Y  Y Tamil
1960 Kavalai Illaadha Manithan  Y  Y Tamil
1960 Kairasi  Y  Y Tamil
1961 Arappavan  Y  N Malayalam
1962 Jhoola  Y  Y Hindi
1962 Paadha Kannikkai  Y  Y Tamil
1962 Aalayamani  Y  Y Tamil
1962 Aadi Perukku  Y  Y Tamil
1963 Ezhai Pangalan  Y  N Tamil
1963 Panathottam  Y  Y Tamil
1963 Bharosa  Y  Y Hindi
1963 Idhu Sathiyam  Y  Y Tamil
1964 Rajkumar  Y  Y Hindi
1964 Andavan Kattalai  Y  Y Tamil
1965 Panchavarna Kili  Y  Y Tamil
1965 Kalangarai Vilakkam  Y  Y Tamil
1965 Anbu Karangal  Y  N Tamil 25th Film
1966 Chandhrodhayam  Y  Y Tamil
1966 Gowri Kalyanam  Y  N Tamil
1968 Kudiyirundha Koyil  Y  Y Tamil
1968 Kallum Kaniyagum  Y  N Tamil
1969 Adimaippenn  Y  Y Tamil
1969 Sachaai  Y  Y Hindi
1970 Koi Ghulam Nahi  Y  Y Hindi
1971 Parde Ke Peechey  Y  Y Hindi
1972 Bandagi  Y  Y Hindi
1972 Shehzada  Y  Y Hindi
1974 Chhote Sarkar  Y  Y Hindi
1975 Pallandu Vazhga  Y  Y Tamil
1975 Raja  Y  Y Hindi
1976 Uzhaikkum Karangal  Y  Y Tamil
1977 Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga  Y  Y Tamil
1977 Sthree Janmam  Y  Y Malayalam
1978 Varuvan Vadivelan  Y  Y Tamil
1978 Vayasu Ponnu  Y  Y Tamil
1978 Sundarimaarude Swapnangal  Y  Y Malayalam
1978 Prathyaksha Deivam  Y  Y Malayalam
1978 Kungumam Kathai Sollugiradhu  Y  Y Tamil
1979 Srungara Ramudu  Y  Y Telugu
1979 Suprabatham  Y  Y Tamil
1979 Neelakadalin Orathile  Y  Y Tamil
1981 Bala Nagamma  Y  Y Telugu Dubbed in Tamil with same name
Dubbed in Hindi as Jadu Nagari
1981 Devi Dharisanam  Y  Y Tamil
1981 Deiva Thirumanangal  Y  Y Tamil Director of story "Srinivasa Kalyanam"
1982 Erattai Manithan  Y  Y Tamil
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai  Y  Y Tamil
1983 Miruthanga Chakravarthi  Y  Y Tamil
1983 Yamirukka Bayamen  Y  Y Tamil
1984 Chiranjeevi  Y  Y Tamil
1984 Ezhuthatha Sattangal  Y  Y Tamil
1985 Navagraha Nayagi  Y  Y Tamil
1985 Raja Rishi  Y  Y Tamil
1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai  Y  Y Tamil
1986 Aayiram Kannudayaal  Y  Y Tamil
1987 Velundu Vinaiyillai  Y  Y Tamil
1987 Mupperum Deviyar  Y  Y Tamil
1988 Thambi Thanga Kambi  Y  Y Tamil 50th Film
1989 Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal  Y  Y Tamil
1992 Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam  Y  Y Malayalam
1993 Saranam Saranam Manikanta  Y  Y Telugu
1993 Manikantana Mahime  Y  Y Kannada Dubbed in Hindi as Vishnuputra
1993 Swamy Ayyappa Sabarimalai  Y  Y Kannada
1993 Nallathe Nadakkum  Y  Y Tamil
1996 Vetri Vinayagar  Y  Y Tamil Dubbed in Hindi as Jai Ganesh Deva
1998 Nakshatratharattu  Y  N Malayalam

DeathEdit

Shankar died due to heart attack at his residence on 5 March 2006 at around at 7 pm.[1] He was 80 years of age and is survived by his wife and six children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "K. Shankar dies". The Hindu. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120702190123/http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2012/06/05182638/hard-work-director-k-sankar-mg.html
  3. ^ "கடும் உழைப்பால் டைரக்டராக உயர்ந்த கே.சங்கர்: எம்.ஜி.ஆர், சிவாஜி படங்களை இயக்கினார்" [K. Shankar became director through hard work: Directed films with MGR and Sivaji]. Maalaimalar. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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