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Director Shankar To Be Felicitated With Honorary Doctorate

Vels University announces it will honour Shankar with an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contributions to the craft of cinema.
by Vignesh K | August 04, 2022 18:50 IST
Director Shankar To Be Felicitated With Honorary Doctorate

Shankar, who made his directorial debut with Gentleman in 1993 and has since directed 13 films in 25 years, will be honored with a doctorate from Vels University on August 5 at their Pallavaram campus.

 
"The film business has seen lots of great people from diverse areas," they noted in a news release. People have reached the pinnacle of achievement and become movie legends. It is one of these talents that we will recognize today. Shankar studied Mechanical Engineering at Central Polytechnic College after being born into a middle-class family in Kumbakonam. He began writing and participating in cultural events throughout his undergraduate years. Later, he was recognized by the public and awarded several honors. His interest in acting was piqued as a result of this. After that, he joined an amateur theatre ensemble and performed for five years.
 
"In the years afterward, he has directed 13 films, including 'Kadhalan,' 'Indian,' 'Jeans,' 'Mudhalvan,' 'Sivaji,' and 'Enthiran.' The filmmaker worked with a diverse cast, including Superstar Rajnikanth, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, and Thalapathy Vijay. Several of his films have received Filmfare Awards, State Awards, and even National Awards. We are now pleased to present Dr. Shankar, a very accomplished filmmaker, with a Ph.D. from Vels University, "The press release stated. Along with Shankar, Suresh Raina, an Indian cricketer, will be awarded a Ph.D. on August 5.


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