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M. P. Shankar Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 18, 2018

Short Biography

M. P. Shankar was born on 20th August 1935 in Kingdom of Mysore, British India. He was a veteran Kannada film Actor, Director, and Producer. He is famous for his acting in films like as Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Satya Harishchandra, and Ratnamanjari to name a few.

M. P. Shankar Complete Bio & Career

Shankar made a humble start to his career by getting employed at railway workshop in Mysore and rose to become a famous film actor and producer. He was first introduced to the industry by veteran film producer, Hunsur Krishnamurthy through the film Rathnamanjari, which was released in 1962. With his performance in the song “Kuladalli Keelyavud”, and his role as Veerabahu in Satya Harishchandra, M.P. Shankar got the tremendous adulation of the audience. In a career spanning 3 decades he worked in over 100 films, but it was his performance in Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, directed by Siddalingaiah, which helped him garner name and fame. 
Shankar engraved a mark in the hearts of people with his roles in films like Naagarahaavu, Mayura, Bhoolokadalli Yamaraja, Mayor Muthanna, Doorada Betta, Giddu Daada, Devara Makkalu, and Veera Sankalpa. He also tried his hands at direction with the film titled Kallara Kalla, besides producing films. In his bid to produce films on wildlife, Shankar took huge financial risks and was left bankrupt.
He died on 17 July 2008 after an extended sickness at his residence in Mysore city.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

M. P. Shankar died on 17-07-2008 at the age of 72 years in Mysore City in the state of Karnataka, India. He died after a prolonged illness.

DEATHDAY 17 July,2008 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Mysore, Karnataka

M. P. Shankar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Puttalingappa and Gangamma. He was married to Manjula Shankar. He has two sons named Viroopaksha Shankar and Tilak Shankar and one daughter named Shankar Shobha.

Life's Important Dates Of M. P. Shankar

M. P. Shankar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

M. P. Shankar was 72 years 10 months & 28 days old age.