Shakalaka Shankar

Seshu Shankar, better known by his stage name Shakalaka Shankar, is an Indian actor who works in Telugu-language films. Known for his comic roles, Shankar is one of the highest paid Telugu film comedians.[2]

Shakalaka Shankar
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Shankar in 2018
Born
Seshu Shankar[1]

Occupation
  • Film actor
  • comedian
Spouse(s)
Parvathi
(m. 2016)

CareerEdit

Shankar dropped out of school in 10th standard and moved to Hyderabad in 2002 to pursue a career in films. Owing to lack of opportunities, he worked as painter for few years, and took up odd jobs in the film industry such as light-man and office boy.[3]

Shankar got is first opportunity in Notebook (2007).[4] He then went to feature in comedy show Jabardasth, where he gained recognition.[1][5] Shankar subsequently moved on to films. In 2017, he starred in Anando Brahma which was a box office success.[6] Regarding his role, a critic noted that "Shakalaka Shankar brings the house down when he mimics popular actors and their iconic dialogues to baffle the ghost".[7]

He appeared in several comic roles before debuting as a lead actor with Shambho Shankara (2018).[8][9] Later that year, he starred in Driver Ramudu, which is yet to release.[10][11] He considers actor-politician Pawan Kalyan as his role model.[12][13]

In 2020, Shankar played Ram Gopal Varma in the film Parannageevi.[14][15] He is again reprising the role in Ram Gopal Varma's biopic.[16][17] Two more films where Shankar appears in a lead role, Lord Grandfather and Bomma Adirindi - Dimma Tirigindi are also under production.[4][18]

Personal lifeEdit

Shankar is born and brought up in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.[19] In 2016, he married his cousin Parvathi.[20]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Notebook
2014 Loukyam Student
Aagadu
2015 Intelligent Idiots
Sahasam Seyara Dimbaka Ram Babu
Mosagallaku Mosagadu
Pandaga Chesko
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadite
Mirchi Lanti Kurradu
Bruce Lee: The Fighter Director
Raju Gari Gadhi M. Y. Danam
Bengal Tiger Shankar
Jatha Kalise Kalyan Babu, a thief
2016 Kavvintha
Veelaithe Premiddam
Express Raja
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu Sri Ram's friend
Garam Varalababu's friend
Savitri
Sardaar Gabbar Singh
Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam Tenant
A Aa Pratap
Right Right
Control C [21]
Kundanapu Bomma
Premikudu
Selfie Raja Mams's assistant
Banthi Poola Janaki
Eedu Gold Ehe Ranga
Nandini Nursing Home
Speedunnodu Qadir
Naanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends Thief
Saptagiri Express Kaanipaakam
Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam
2017 Dwaraka
Gunturodu
Cine Mahal - Rojuki 4 Aatalu
Chinni Chinni Asalu Nalo Regene
Mister Satyagrahi
Radha Pardhu
Avanthika
Pelliki Mundu Prema Katha
Maya Mall
Anando Brahma Babu
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Bala Yesu
Sapthagiri LLB
B.Tech Babulu
2018 Ego Shankar
Soda Golisoda
Raa Raa Bumper Star
Ammammagarillu Santhosh's Friend
Raju Gadu
Desamudurs
Jamba Lakidi Pamba
Shambho Shankara Shankar
Savyasachi Sathi Babu Lavangam
Amar Akbar Anthony
2019 Nene Kedi No. 1 Jackie
Bhagyanagara Veedullo Gamattu Peter
Mathu Vadalara
2020 3 Monkeys Bali
Parannajeevi Ram Gopal Varma
2021 Akshara

TelevisionEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 Zee Golden Awards Best Actor in a Comedic Role Anando Brahma Won [22]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian (Telugu) Nominated [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "అదృశ్యమై..నటుడయ్యాడు". Sakshi (in Telugu). 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (6 January 2017). "Shakalaka Shankar in demand". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  3. ^ "'షకలక' శంకర్". Sakshi (in Telugu). 14 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b "షకలక శంకర్ హీరోగా 'లాస్ట్ గాడ్‌ఫాదర్'.. ఆశీర్వదించిన వి.వి.వినాయక్". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  5. ^ Krishna (21 August 2020). "Shakalaka Shankar : పెద్ద మనసు చాటుకున్న షకలక శంకర్!". HMTV (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Anando Brahma: Taapsee Pannu starrer clocks 3 years of its release - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (18 August 2017). "Anando Brahma: Plenty of laughs". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar to turn leading man with 'Shambho Shankara' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar shoots his mouth off!". Deccan Chronicle. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar, Scarlett Mellish Wilson shoot a song for 'Driver Ramudu' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Yet another star comedian turns hero - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (19 March 2016). "Pawan Kalyan is god for me: Shakalaka Shankar". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar wants to build temple for Pawan Kalyan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar is 'Paranna Jeevi'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  15. ^ "పరాన్నజీవి". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  16. ^ "రాంగ్ గోపాల్ వర్మ: లుక్కుతోనే పడేసిన జబర్దస్త్ కమెడియన్.. అచ్చం ఆయనలాగే..!". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  17. ^ "జబర్దస్త్ కమెడియన్ కడుపు నింపుతున్న రామ్ గోపాల్ వర్మ." News18 Telugu (in Telugu). 24 August 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  18. ^ "'బొమ్మ అదిరింది - దిమ్మ తిరిగింది'.. షకలక శంకర్ హీరోగా మరో సినిమా". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  19. ^ Tirumala, Dornadula (16 October 2018). "నేను పుట్టి పెరిగిన ప్రాంతం కష్టాల్లో ఉంది.. అందరూ ఆదుకోవాలి.. షకలక శంకర్!". Filmibeat Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Comedian Shakalaka Shankar gets married - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Shakalaka Shankar having fun on sets of Control C - Times of India". The Times of India.
  22. ^ Zee Cinemalu (7 February 2018). "Zee Golden Awards 2017 - Shakalaka Shankar - Best Actor in Comedy Role - Anando Brahma".
  23. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (5 August 2018). "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out: Date, place of 7th edition revealed". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 16 September 2020.

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