Shankar Ashwath (born on 23 March 1958) is a South Indian actor. He is popularly known for being the son of K S Ashwath who is one of the greatest actors in the Kannada film industry. He has worked in some of the most popular Kannada movies. He increased his fan base after participating in the TV reality show called Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 in 2021.
Shankar Ashwath Biography
|Debut||Film- Hoovu Hannu (1993)|
|Height||5’7” or 1.70m or 170 cm|
|Weight||66 kg or 145 lbs|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 40 inches Waist: 32 inches biceps: 14 inches|
|Date of Birth||23 March 1958 (63 years as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|School||Sarada Vilas High School, Mysore|
|College/University||JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru|
|Spouse||Sudha Shankar Ashwath|
|Son||Skanda R Ashwath|
|Sisters||Vijaya Murthy and Nagarathna Ashwath|
|Net Worth||₹1 crore (approx.)|
Early life and Background
Shankar Aswath was born and raised in Mysore, Karnataka. He belongs to a rich Hindu family. His father, KS Ashwath is a legendary actor in the Kannada film industry. His mother’s name is Sharadamma and she’s a housewife. Shankar has three siblings, one brother named Subbukrishna Ashwath and two sisters named Vijaya Murthy and Nagarathna Ashwath. He completed his schooling at Sarada Vilas High School, Mysore, and graduated from JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru. He was into acting since childhood because of his father. He has always been a hardworking and brilliant kid during his childhood and up until now.
Shankar is married to Sudha Shankar Ashwath. She runs a catering service called “Annapoorna Caterers” in Mysore. The couple got blessed with a son named Skanda R Ashwath who is now a National level swimmer and swimming coach at the University of Mysuru. Shankar loves his small family and considers it a blessing.
Shankar followed in his father’s footsteps and decided to start his career in acting. He has worked in the Kannada film industry for 25 years. He has acted in various Kannada films like ‘Nirbandha’ in 1996, ‘Nandhi’ in 2002, ‘Raaj the Showman’ in 2009, and ‘RangiTaranga’ in 2015. After working for so many years in the Kannada films he decided to quit acting because of the lack of opportunities. He started working as a driver in Uber. In 2021, he decided to participate in the TV reality game show called Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 and gained a lot of fans.
- Rangi Taranga in 2015
- Raaj in 2009
- Nandhi in 2002 as police officer
- Gajakesari in 2004
- Pogaru in 2021 as Geeta’s father
- Tootu Madike in 2020 as Ramdas
- Mundina Nildana in 2019 as Partha’s dad
- Nam Gani BCom Pass in 2019
- Yajamana in 2019
- Brand in 2018
- Little master in 2014
- Shankar learned to be self sufficient from his father.
- He left the film industry because he wasn’t getting good roles because of the generation gap.
- He never felt ashamed to work as a cab driver after quitting the film industry.
- Shankar has put ‘Ravi’ as his nickname on his Instagram bio.
- He just joined Instagram and has less than 200 followers.
- He loves doing social work and has contributed alot to the welfare of people.