Actor Jaishankar was called Subramaniam Shankar at birth, on 12 July 1938. His father was a magistrate, and Jaishankar was educated at PS High School andThe New College, Chennai, where he was awarded an honours degree. was an actor in Tamil cinema. He was credited onscreen with title of Makkal Kalingnar Actor Jaishankar in most of the film starring him and is sometimes referred to as the Thennagathu James Bond (South Indian James Bond) because of his roles in films such asVallavan Oruvan and CID Shankar.
In an era dominated by Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran and Gemini Ganesan, he created his own niche with portrayals of interesting characters.He is also remembered for his philanthropy as he helped the needy without any publicity.Among his more memorable roles was the teacher’s role in the K Balachander film, Noothukku Nooru. He was last seen on screen in Iravum Pagalum, which had also been the title of his debut film.
Actor Jaishankar died of heart attack on 3 June 2000, at the age of 61 in Chennai.
July 12, 1938
|Died||June 3, 2000 (aged 61)