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Kasthuri Shankar is an Indian actress, model and television presenter who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films. In 1992, she won Miss Chennai. In the same year, she won the Femina Miss Madras beauty pageant too. Her acting career began in 1991 with the film, Aatha Un Koyilile. From working on small budget Tamil films, she went on to work into more mainstream movies alongside legends, such as Kamal Haasan in Indian. A 30-minute documentary film, Kasthuri: A South Indian Film Star, was released as a tribute to her success in the film industry. She gained attention for her acting skills in Annamayya and dance performance in Kaadhal Kavithai. Shankar also notably portrayed a key supporting role as an investigative agent in Adhik Ravichandran’s Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, appearing alongside Silambarasan.

Birth Name

Kasthuri Shankar

Nickname

Kasthuri

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kasthuri Shankar was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Age

Unknown

Sun Sign

Unknown

Ethnicity

Asian

She has Indian ancestry.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Kasthuri attend Ethiraj College For Women, Chennai

Family Details

  • Father – P. S. Shankar (Engineer)
  • Mother – Sumathi Shankar (Lawyer)
  • Siblings –Unknown

Marital Status

Married

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Boyfriend / Spouse

Kasthuri Shankar has dated –

  • Ravikumar – Shankar married to Doctor Ravikumar and has a son and a daughter. Her daughter is a leukemia survivor.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-30-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 30 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Shankar became known after appearing as an accomplished Indian actress, model, television host, and activist, has made a name for herself in the South Indian film industry. Her notable performances include roles in films such as ‘Indian’, ‘Soggadi Pellam’, and ‘Tamilarasan’.

Film Debut

In 1991, Kasthuri had her first film onscreen role in the Tamil movie, Aatha Un Koyilile as Kasthuri and she made her theatrical film debut as Raja’s first wife in the Tamil thriller movie Pudhiya Mugam (1993).

Television Debut

In 1995, Shankar landed her first role in television in the Malayalam series, Eshtadanam.

Kasthuri Shankar Net worth

Kasthuri Shankar has an estimated net worth of $600K dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kasthuri Shankar

  • After graduation in 1992, Kasthuri won Miss Chennai. In the same year, she won the Femina Miss Madras beauty pageant too.
  • While studying in college, she started her career in modelling over interest in the domain. Not only was she a successful model, but also, she was a finalist in the BBC’s Mastermind India 2000 quiz.
  • Her acting career began with the film, Aatha Un Koyilile. A 30-minute documentary film, Kasthuri: A South Indian Film Star, was released as a tribute to her success in the film industry.
  • In the late 1990s, Kasthuri wrote a weekly column titled Keep It Simple Stupid in the Kumudham magazine.
  • She also worked as a television host for a period of time and hosted some shows including Sun Kudumbam Awards (also called Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal), Vina Vidai Vettai, and Vina Vidai Vettai Juniors.
  • In 2014, she was photographed topless and half-nude as a part of Jade Beall’s book The Bodies of Mothers: A Beautiful Body Project.
  • In 2019, she appeared in the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil Season 3, which aired on the Star Vijay channel. Kasthuri was eliminated on the 63rd day of the show.
  • Kasthuri’s involvement in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) was a significant part of her school and college years. Her active participation in the NCC camps led her to attend the National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp in Delhi.
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