Kasthuri Shankar is a film actress. She is also a TV show anchor, model, and social activist. She is active in the acting profession since 1991. Mostly, Kasthuri features in Kollywood movies in a different language. In 2019, She became the part of the most controversial show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil‘ season 3.
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|Real Name:||Kasthuri Shankar|
|Profession:||Actress, Anchor, Model|
|Famous For:||Bigg Boss 3 Tamil|
|Date of Birth/DOB:||15 June 1976|
|Age:||42 years old (in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 172 cm
in meter: 1.72 cm
in feet inches: 5' 8"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 55 kg
in pounds: 121 lbs
|Figure measurements (Approx):||35-28-36|
|Zodiac Sign:||Not Known|
|Hobbies:||Speech, Cooking, Travelling|
|Husband:||Dr. Sreekumar aka Ravikumar|
|Hometown:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Car Collection:||Not Known|
|Favorite Food:||Dosa, Idli, Pasta|
|Favorite Actor:||Sonu Sood|
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42 years old (as in 2019) Kasthuri Shankar was born in Chennai. She did her schooling and further study from hometown. Kasturi has always dreamed about acting and modelling. So, She started her career as a model. She completed many assignments in her career.
Kasturi started her professional acting career in 1991 with Kollywood film. After that, She featured in a number of Tamil films. She made films like Rasathi Varum Naal, Government Mappilai, and Chinnavar. In 2003, She also featured in the Hindi short film titled ‘The Bypass’.
Currently, Shankar is a very famous actress, model, and anchor. From 1991 to present, She made an appearance in more than 100 movies. In 2019, she became the part of the famous reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil’ season 3 as a wildcard contestant. Read this full article to know more about Kasthuri Shankar Bigg Boss.
Kasthuri Shankar Age, Family, Husband, Boyfriend, Caste & Religion
Kasthuri Shankar was born on 15 June 1976 and 42 years old in 2019. She belongs to a highly educated family of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her father Shankar was graduated from the IIT and her mother Sumathi is an advocate by profession. Moreover, She has one younger brother. There is not much known about her other family members. Additionally, Kasthuri follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. She is brahmin by caste.
Kasthuri Shankar is married. Her husband’s name is Ravikumar and is a doctor by profession. She has one child son named Sankalp. Also, She has one daughter named Shobini Ravikumar. There is no information available about her marriage date, engagement date, children, boyfriend or any affairs.
Kasturi Shankar belongs to Chennai and also raised there. She did her schooling from the local school of Chennai. She did her further study at Ethiraj College for Women. Kasthuri was an all-rounder in the school and used to participate in many competitions like singing, dance and quiz. She was a rank holder in SSLC and Plus two exams and received two gold medals.
During college, Kasthuri became interested in modelling and acting. So, She participated in Femina Miss Madras Beauty Pageant for 1992. She became a finalist and crowned as the Femina Miss Madras 1992.
After winning the pageant, Kasthuri Shankar received many film offers and made her acting debut with Aatha Un Koyilile. She did the role of a wealthy girl in the village. After that, She started working in many low budgets films like Chakravarthy, Rasathi Varum Naal.
In 1992, Kasthuri made acting in movies like Government Mappillai, Chinnavar, Urimai Oonjaladugiradhu, Abhirami and Gang War. By the time, Kasthuri Shankar became very popular for her beautiful look and acting. Next, She featured in movies like Rakkayi Koyil, Pudhu Vayal, Pass Mark, Nippu Ravva, and Enga Muthalali.
From 1994 to 1996, Kasthuri Shankar did acting hit movies such as Amaidhi Padai, Watchman Vadivel, Jaana, Chinna Mani, God Father, Indian, Krishna and Merupu. Kasthuri also worked in different languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.
Career from 1997
In 1997-98, Kasthuri Shankar featured in movies such as Chilakkottudu, Ratha Yatra, Maa Ayana Bangaram, Thutta Mutta, Sneham, and Kaadhal Kavidhai. Following year, Kasthuri has seen in the movie Habba, Ladies Special, and Suyamvaram.
In 2001-02, Kasthuri Shankar made an appearance in the movies like Dosth, Premmake Sai, and Akasa Veedhilo. She also worked in two Tamil movies Machakanni and Adheena. In 2003, She made an acting debut in hindi with the short film titled ‘The Bypass’. After then, She took a break of five years.
Kasthuri Shankar again came back in 2009 with the Tamil movie Malai Malai. Next, she appeared in films such as Gudu Gudu Gunjam, Don Seenu, Thoonga Nagaram, Naanga, and Naan Rajavaga Pogiren. In 2014, she made an appearance in tamil films like Vadacurry, Naan Ponnu Ondru Kanden and Kadhal 2 Kalyanam.
In 2017-18, Kasthuri Shankar played the role of a ruby in the movies Anbanavan, Asaradhavan, and Adangadhavan. She did a special appearance in the movies Traffic Ramasamy and Thamizh Padam 2. In 2019, Kasthuri Shankar played lead actress role in the movie Thamilarasan.
Apart from acting in movies, Kasthuri has also done acting in many television serials. During childhood, She participated in the quiz competition and BBC’s mastermind India in 2000.
In 2010, She again came back to hosting a television-based quiz show. She worked in Vina Vidai Vettai for Puthuyugam TV.
Kasthuri Shankar Bigg Boss
In 2019, Kasthuri Shankar became the part of south’s most controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil season 3‘. She entered into the BB Tamil house as a wildcard entry. She became one of the most popular celebrity in the house with other contestants such as Sakshi Agarwal, Mugen Rao, Tharshan, Losliya Mariyanesan, and Abhirami. Know more about Kasthuri Shankar Bigg Boss from the article.
Facts of Kasthuri Shankar
- Does Kasthuri smoke?: No
- Does Kasthuri drinks alcohol?: Not Known
- Kasthuri was the state-level hockey champion during school days.
- She was also an active member of National Cadet Corps (India) and became an RD cadet in air force wing.
- Kasthuri is very foodie person and used to post photos of different dishes on her official Instagram.
- Currently, Kasthuri is involved in various social welfares activities. She used to post different messages on corruptions and news in her official social media.
- Kasthuri Shankar is an active commentator on twitter ‘KasthuriShankar‘ and used to discuss topics related to politics. In 2017, She questioned Rajanikanth’s ability as a potential politician. She was trolled by the Rajanikanth’s fan.
- In 2018, She again criticized by the Rajanikanth’s followers during the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
- She also became the part of India’s Meetoo moment and spoke out as a part of it.
- She became the part of a 30-minute documentary film ‘Kasthuri: A South Indian Film Star‘ made by Richard Breyer and NC Rajamani in 1995.
- After marriage, Kasthuri moved to live in Tennessee, USA.