8 - 17 August 2019

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Gayathrie Shankar


Gayathrie Shankar is an Indian film actress best recognised for her role in the Tamil film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom alongside actor Vijay Sethupathi. Her journey to the big screen is not less than a fairy tale.

Ms Shankar speaks various languages like Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi and a bit of Marathi, she was born in Bangalore India and hails from a family of army officers and bankers.

Receiving her first film offer in 12th grade while she was spotted at a bowling alley with friends, she began her acting career with 18 Vayasu in the year 2012. Known for her elegance and her down to earth attitude towards the industry and the society, her warm nature and compassion shines through as a lover of animals. She has actively volunteered at CUPA in Bangalore and continues to be of service to animals in Chennai, at BMAD. She has also learnt snake catching from renowned conservationist Gowri Shankar, in a workshop organised by the Forest Department.

Gayathrie Shankar has appeared in various leading roles and supporting roles in films such as Ponmaalai Pozhudhu, Rummy, Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren, Puriyatha Puthir. Her recent roles as Aadira in the Amazon Web series Vella Raja and Jyoti in Super Deluxe has left a captivating impact on the audience, we can't wait to see what's next!

# Session Date Time Venue
1 IFFM Chat with Gayathrie Shankar: The Super team of Super Deluxe Saturday, August 10 9:00 PM Arts Centre Melbourne
2 Gayathrie Shankar: Judge at Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition Saturday, August 10 12:00 PM Federation Square
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