Robo Shankar Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Family, Wife, Daughter, Sister

Robo Shankar is a well known character artist from Tamil film industry. He is seen mostly in comic roles and he has won numerous awards in his career including the Kalaimamani awards. He started off as a mimicry artist in television programs and then moved to playing small roles in movies. After getting good success with programs like Kalakkapovathu Yaru, he got bigger roles in movies.

Robo Shankar

He has acted in numerous movies and web series in his career. He is known for his comedy timing and part of big films like Maari, Kalakalappu 2 and Viswasam. In recent months, he was also seen in the big budget movie Cobra in an interesting role.

Interestingly, even his daughter got into the film industry recently and has worked as a character artist alongside Superstar Vijay. Apart from mainstream movies, Robo Shankar has also worked in web series and also as a dubbing artist. He is part of several successful television programs in recent years. He is also acting in a TV serial titled Sembaruthi in 2022.


Robo Shankar was born on the 24th of December 1978 in Tamil Nadu. Robo Shankar’s current age is 44 years.

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Robo Shankar belongs to a middle class family based in Tamil Nadu. His parents had agricultural land in Madurai and he spent his childhood in this town. He completed his primary education from his hometown. At a young age, he was interested in acting and sports. He was part of many cultural events during his school days.

During his college days, he got into acting and got small roles in Tamil films. However, most of the roles did not have much dialogues and he was not noticed by the audience. He was successful in getting some contacts with film makers in Chennai during the process and this helped him later to launch his career.

Shankar is well educated and has completed his MA in Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University. However, he was not interested in getting a job and continued to act in movies. After his graduation, he got offer to participate in comedy programs in television and this made him a huge star. He got good recognition and later became a busy artist in movies and television.

Full NameRobo Shankar
Date of Birth24 December 1978
Age45 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceEriyur, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu
NationalityBritish Indian
ProfessionActor, Stand Up comedian, Dancer
Zodiac sign / Sun signSagittarius
Famous ForMovies
CollegeMadurai Kamaraj University
Educational QualificationsGraduate
Years ActiveNA

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Robo Shankar belongs to a traditional Hindu family based in Madurai. His father has a small business and is also a farmer. His mother is a home maker. His siblings work for private companies and also have their own business. He stays in Chennai and often visits Madurai to meet his family members on special occasions.

Father NameNA
Mother NameNA
Brother NameNA
Sister NameNA

Girlfriend, Wife, Relationships

Robo Shankar is married to Priyanka Shankar. The couple have a daughter named Indraja Shankar. Interestingly, even Indraja is an actress in the Tamil film industry and she recently made her debut in the movie Bigil. Other than that, she has also participated in a survival reality show in Tamil language.

Wife : Priyanka Shankar
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs / GirlfriendNot Known
Husband NamePriyanka Shankar
Wife dateNA
ChildrenIndraja Shankar

Physical Appearance

Robo Shankar has a huge built. He regularly goes to the gym and has a bulky personality. He stands tall at 5.8 feet and weighs around 75 kgs. He has a dusky complexion and maintains short hair style. He usually sports a small beard and moustache in most of his roles. He is particular about his diet and eats healthy food.

Weight(approx.)Kilograms- 75 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 165 lbs
Height(approx.)Centimeters – 172 cm
Inches – 5 ft 8 in
Meter – 1.72 m
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-24-32
Shoe Size10
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

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Dharma Chakram

Robo Shankar made his debut in the film industry with the movie Dharma Chakram in the year 1997. However, it was a very small role and his name was not even mentioned in the credits. In the year 1999, he did Padayappa alongside Rajinikanth and Ramya Krishnan. In this way, he went on doing small roles in Joot, Aai and Karka Kasadara for the next few years.

Chennai Kadhal

After doing small roles, he started getting roles which had dialogues. In the movie Chennai Kadhal, he played the role of a police officer and this movie was released in 2006. In the next year, he was part of movies like Deepavali and Madurai Veeran which got him decent fame as he had slightly lengthy roles.


In the year 2010, he was part of Azhukkan which did not get much success at the box office. Interestingly, he had an interesting role in the hit film Rowthiram which was released in 2011. However, as the movie became very lengthy, his portion was edited in the final cut and he did not get much recognition with this film.

Kalakkapovathu Yaru
Kalakkapovathu Yaru

In the year 2012, his luck changed forever with the television program Kalakkapovathu Yaru. This comedy program which was aired on Vijay TV provided him an excellent platform to showcase his talent and he used it fully. He was very good at comedy and worked well as a mimicry artist. He got good scope and became a household name after this show.

In one of the television programs, he used to perform as a robot and this character became very famous among the audience. Due to this reason, he was called Robo Shankar and he has retained the name from that stage. In 2013, he got decent recognition with movies like Azhagan Azhagi and Yaaruda Mahesh.

Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara

In 2013, he got his first big success with the movie Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara movie. This movie had Vijay Sethupati and Nandita Swetha in lead roles and Robo Shankar played an interesting character name Sound Shankar. His comedy timing was well received by the audience and he became very famous after this film.

In the year 2014, he was part of three movies and this established him as a busy actor in the film industry. He was seen in Chinnan Chiriya Vanna Paravai and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum. He was also part of another interesting movie titled Kappal in which he played the role of Seenu Anna which was loved by the audience.

The year 2015 was a huge one for Robo Shankar as he had nearly 11 releases in this year. He became a huge star with important roles in Touring Talkies, Romba Nallavan Da Nee, Moone Moonu Vartai and other hits. In the blockbuster hit Maari, he was paired along with Dhanush and this movie got him many awards for his comic performance.

He was also part of Trisha Illana Nayantara and Yatchan in the same year. He got to play versatile characters in all these movies but most of them were comic roles as he was best suited for such roles. He was also part of Strawberry in which he played the role of Arnold. In the movie Mayan, he played the character of Shankar.

Ka Ka Ka Po

In the year 2016, he was part of super hits like Ka Ka Ka Po and Kadavul Irukun Kumaru. In the movie Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran, he played an interesting character named MLA Jacket Janakiraman. This role is still remembered by the audience as it was very funny and Robo Shankar did complete justice to his character.

Kadavul Irukun Kumaru

Shankar’s lucky run continued even in the next few years as he was part of successful projects like Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen and Sakka Podu Podu Raja. He was also seen in the sequel of Kalakallappu and this also became a huge hit like the first part. He was also seen in the sequel of hit movie Maari along with Dhanush.

Net Worth

The net worth of Robo Shankar is around $3 million. He is a popular comedian in the Tamil film industry and has done numerous films in his career. He is also a popular personality on television and has many assignments. He has also invested in other businesses in Chennai. He owns properties and agricultural land in Tamil Nadu. He also has few luxury vehicles and bikes.

Money Factor
Net Worth$3 Million

Facts and Information

Robo Shankar’s daughter Indraja has recently made her debut in the Tamil industry and got good success. He is very happy about her performance and never expected her to get such recognition at an early stage.

Shankar has maintained friendly relations with film makers in the industry. He is known for his punctuality and is very disciplined on the sets.

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