Shashank (director)

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Shashank
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Born (1972-06-24) 24 June 1972 (age 49)
Taalya, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
Occupation
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
  • lyricist
Years active2007–present

Shashank (born 24 June 1972) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and lyricist who works in Kannada cinema.[1][2][3] He made his debut as a director with the 2007 film Sixer. His second directorial Moggina Manasu (2008) received critical acclaim for its screenplay and its coming-of-age theme. He went on to direct other successful films in the romance genre such as Krishnan Love Story (2010) and Krishna-Leela (2015). He is also credited to have introduced actors Yash and Radhika Pandit who went on to become successful actors in Kannada cinema.

Early life[edit]

Shashank was born in a small village called Thaalya, in Chitradurga district, Karnataka. He is the third child of his parent’s Hanumanthappa and Lakkamma, his father was a small farmer. However he was later adopted by his maternal uncle and aunt, Chandrashekarappa and Shantamma. Since Chandrashekarappa worked in VISL, Bhadravati, Karnataka. Shashank completed his matriculation from Bhadravati. Later he did his diploma in civil engineering (1988–91) in Chikmagalur. His birth name was Umesh B.H. which he later changed to Shashank at his mentor Hamsalekha’s insistence.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Veena H.M and has two daughters, Chaitra and Khushi.

Career[edit]

Shashank trained as an engineer, and worked as a site engineer in Bangalore as a site engineer. He became an assistant to S. Mahendar for the film Taayi illada tavaru (1994). He subsequently worked with music director Hamsalekha. His first movie as an independent director was Sixer from 2007, produced by Ramoji Rao with music composed by Hamsalekha.

In addition to writing screenplays, dialogues and storylines for films, he has also written song lyrics.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Story & Sreenplay Producer Notes
2007 Sixer Yes Yes No
2008 Moggina Manasu Yes Yes No Also lyricist
2010 Krishnan Love Story Yes Yes No Also lyricist
2011 Jarasandha Yes Yes No Also lyricist
2013 Bachchan Yes Yes No Also lyricist
2015 Krishna-Leela Yes Yes No Also lyricist
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Yes Yes No
2018 Thayige Thakka Maga Yes Yes Yes Also Lyricist
2021 Life 360Films that have not yet been released Yes Yes Yes Filming[4][5]
2022 Untitled with Upendra & HariprriyaFilms that have not yet been released Yes Yes Yes Filming[6][7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2008 Moggina Manasu 56th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Won [8][9]
Best Lyricist Nominated
2010 Krishnan Love Story 58th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [10]
Udaya Film Awards Best Director Won
Suvarna Film Awards Best Director Won [11]
Bengaluru Habba Award Best Director Won
2013 Bachchan Chitra Santhe Awards Blockbuster Director Won
2015 Krishna Leela 2015 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Screenplay Won [12]
Best Family Entertainer Won
63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [13]
1st IIFA Utsavam Best Director Nominated [14]
[15]
Best Lyrics Nominated

References[edit]

  1. "Director Shashank announces his next film with Upendra - Times of India". The Times of India. India. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. "Upendra to team up with director Shashank". www.thenewsminute.com. India: The News Minute. Archived from the original on 15 February 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. "Shashank starts his own production house with three projects". The New Indian Express. India: The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. "'I am excited to associate with director Shashank in my first solo lead'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  5. "Rachana Inder roped in to play the female lead in Shashank's 'Love 360' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  6. "Hariprriya joins Upendra-Shashank's new film". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  7. "Hariprriya in Shashank's film with Upendra - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  8. "Moggina Manasu team on a five-high". The Times of India. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  9. "56th Filmfare Awards South". ReachoutHyderabad.com. 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  10. "The 58th Filmfare Award (South) winners". CNN-News18. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  11. "Suvarna Awards". indiaglitz.com. 24 March 2008.
  12. "Karnataka State Film Awards, 2015: Full List". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  13. "63rd Filmfare Awards And The Nominees". Filmibeat. 8 June 2016.
  14. "'Srimanthudu', 'Rangitaranga' win laurels at IIFA Utsavam". The Indian Express. 27 January 2016.
  15. "Srimanthudu and Rangitaranga dominate IIFA awards". The News Minute. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

External links[edit]

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