Shankar Net Worth (Tamil Director): Salary, income, fun facts, age, height, House, Biography

Shankar Net Worth:$20 Million (Rs 150 Crore approx.)

Net Worth:$20 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees:150 Crore INR
Salary:18 Crore +
Monthly Income:1.5 Crore +
Date of Birth:August 17, 1963
Height:1.75 m (5′ 9″)
Shankar Net Worth is $21 Million (Rs. 150 Crore).

Cinema is incomplete without a Director and can not be made without a Producer. One of the famous personalities once quoted “If no producer, No Movies”. Bollywood movies depend highly only on film Direction to be successful and one such Director who has taken Hindi cinema to a great heights is Mr. Shankar. He is one of the sought after Director and producer and has given many hit films.

Shankar is the Writer, Producer, Director, Star Maker, Master Story Teller, and Cinematic trendsetter and trend breaker. He is the main driving force behind creativity of the huge super stardom film ROBOT. He is one of the highest paid directors and producer of Film Industry.

Shankar’s films typically deal with the contemporary social issues and vigilante themes. He usually collaborates with composer A. R. Rahman, both having done over 10 films together.

Two of his films, Indian (1996) and Jeans (1998), were submitted by India for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Shankar Net Worth is $21 Million (Rs. 150 Crore).

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by M. G. R. University. His movie 2.0 (2018) is the fourth highest-grossing film in India and is the sixth highest-grossing Indian film worldwide.

Shankar Net worth 2022:

NameShankar (Shankar Shanmugam )
Net Worth (2022)$ 20 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees150 Crore INR
Monthly Income And Salary1.5 Crore +
yearly Income18 Crore +

The total net worth of Shankar is estimated to be $20-21 Million, which in Indian currency is approximately 150 Crore Indian Rupees (i.e One hundred and Fifty Crore INR).

Shankar’s Net Worth has grown by multiple times in the past few years. The net worth of Shankar includes remuneration from movies, personal investment and his production house.

Also as a Philanthropist he is among the leading individual when it comes to sharing for a social cause and charity. Also he is one of the highest tax payers in the country.

Shankar Net Worth is $21 Million (Rs. 150 Crore).

Shankar (Tamil director) salary:

Estimated Net WorthRs. 150 Crore INR
Average Movie fee*Rs. 32 Crore INR
Personal InvestmentRs. 45 Crore INR
Luxury-CarsRs. 08 Crore INR
Income Tax PYRs. 6 Crore INR

Shankar Net income:

Let us have a look at the facts about Mr. Shankar’s Approx Annual Earnings from films for the last few years which are a part of his net worth:

2020Rs. 32 Crore INR
2019Rs. 23 Crore INR
2018Rs. 21 Crore INR
2017Rs. 18 Crore INR
2016Rs. 15 Crore INR

Shankar Net Worth 2021

In case of any celebrities, a lot of earning depends on fan following. Shankar is one of the most popular Director, producer and film maker in India and other countries. Apart from film making, he is also a producer and a scriptwriter. He has also invested in multiple real-estate properties. Thus, we can be very positive that the net worth of Shankar sir will keep on growing through the years.

Rajinikanth with Shankar and Akshay kumar at the 2.0 Trailer Launch

Director Shankar House

House: Mr. Shankar owns a Beautiful designed luxury House in Navi Mumbai, India.  He bought this House in 2013. The estimated value of the House is around Rs.6 Crores. He also owns multiple Real-estate properties in the country.

Shankar at Oru Kadhai Sollattumaa Audio Launch %28cropped%29
Photo Credit – Wikimedia Commons

Cars: Shankar Owns a few Luxury cars which includes a black Rolls-Royce Ghost luxury car. Shankar has spent about Rs.3.45 crores on the Ghost including a special number plate. Shankar’s new Rolls-Royce , Along with that he owns a BMW.

Shankar (Tamil Director)Biography:

Shankar was born on 17th August, 1963 in the state of Tamil nadu, India. His full name is Shankar Shanmugam. He completed his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Central Polytechnic College before entering the film industry.Shankar family includes his father Shanmugam, mother Muthulakshmi, his wife Easwari and two daughters and a son.Shankar resides in T.Nagar, Chennai.

He was roped into the film industry as a screenwriter by S. A. Chandrasekhar, who accidentally saw the drama stage shows made by Shankar and his team. Wanting to be an actor initially, he chose to be a director instead. Shankar made his debut as a director with the film Gentleman in the year 1993.

Rajinikanths 20 Interesting trivia about this Shankar directed film
photo credits : lyca productions

Shankar began his career as an assistant to film directors like S. A. Chandrasekhar and Pavithran. His first break in Hindi films was as an assistant director to S. A. Chandrasekhar in Jai Shiv Shankar produced by Rajesh Khanna.


  • National Award
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Vijay Awards

Two of his films, Indian (1996) and Jeans (1998), were submitted by India for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by M. G. R. University.Out of his 12 releases, Shankar has collaborated with musical maestro AR Rahman seven times and all the albums enjoyed chart buster status.

Shankar is the only film director who has had worked with most of the Tamil superstars including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vikram, and Vijay. In 1996, Kamal Haasan won his fourth National award for his role in Shankar’s Indian.

tamil director shankar all movies list

  • 1993 Gentleman
  • 1994 Kadhalan
  • 1996 Indian
  • 1998 Jeans
  • 1999 Mudhalvan
  • 2001 Nayak
  • 2003 Boys
  • 2004 Kaadhal
  • 2005 Anniyan
  • 2006 Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi
  • Veyil
  • 2007 Sivaji The boss
  • Kalloori
  • 2008 Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul
  • 2009 Eeram
  • 2010 Rettaisuzhi
  • Anandhapurathu Veedu
  • Enthiran
  • 2012 Nanban
  • 2015 I
  • 2018 2
  • 2021 Indian 2

intersting facts about tamil director shankar:

The director’s mother is a hardcore fan of Late Veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan and his character name in Kungumam was ‘Shankar’. His mother felt this name special and named his son after this.

  • Shankar is an avid fan of playback singer TMS and mimics his voice exactly while crooning his tracks.
  • Shankar is a voracious taster of seafood and loves the dishes prepared at Madurai Konar Mess.
  • He is a fitness freak and never misses to exercise irrespective of his busy schedules. He has a treadmill and few gym equipments to ensure that his health is always at the right meter.

  • Shankar doesn’t love jewelries, but wears a diamond studded ring gifted by his wife.
  • It’s not just the heroes in his movies, but Shankar is a strict disciplinarian, when it comes to his personal and professional life. He wouldn’t place his hands on car gear until the green signal is seen in Traffic.
  • He is a man of punctuality and would be there at the shooting spot sometimes even before the assistant directors.
  • Assistant directors in the Tamil film industry or any other industry would be paid a daily wages pattern. But it was Shankar, who created a new trend of monthly salary and two wheeler facilities.

  • He loves wearing various designer wrist watches and ensures that there is not even a single scratch on them.
  • Shankar’s dream project is ‘Azhagiye Kuyile’. Every time, he decides to make it into a film, a big offer knocks his door, thereby delaying it. Let’s hope he makes it soon and offers us a delighting experience at the earliest.

With the end, we wish Shankar sir a successful year ahead with lots of achievements and a good health and lots of love. May he keep winning and keep growing his net worth always!

Disclaimer: The above information is sourced from various websites/ media reports. The website does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the figures.

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