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Shankar Aswath (Bigg Boss Kannada 8) Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Shankar Aswath

Shankar Aswath is a South Indian actor and a cab driver. He is the son of the legendary South Indian actor Late K. S. Ashwath.


Shankar Aswath was born in 1958 (age 62 years; as of 2020) in Mysore, Karnataka. He did his schooling at Sarada Vilas High School, Mysore. In 1980, he attended JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru. [1]Facebook

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5€ 7€

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper (Dyed Black)

Shankar Aswath

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

His father, K S Ashwath was a legendary South Indian actor. His mother€™s name is Sharadamma. He has one brother, Subbukrishna Ashwath and two sisters; Vijaya Murthy and Nagarathna Ashwath.

Shankar Aswath's childhood picture with his family

Shankar Aswaths childhood picture with his family

Relationships, Wife & Children

His wife, Sudha Shankar Ashwath, runs a catering service €œAnnapoorna Caterers€ in Mysore. Shankar Aswath€™s son, Skanda R Ashwath, is a national level swimmer and works as a swimming coach at the University of Mysuru.

Shankar Aswath and his wife

Shankar Aswath and his wife

Shankar Aswath's son

Shankar Aswaths son


He followed his father€™s footsteps and started his career in acting. He has acted in various Kannada films like Nirbandha (1996), €˜Nandhi€™ (2002), €˜Raaj the Showman€™ (2009), and €˜RangiTaranga€™ (2015).

He worked for almost 25 years in South Indian films, but could not get better opportunities. He then started working as a cab driver in Uber (a private cab-operating firm) in Bengaluru. In 2021, he participated in the TV reality show €˜Bigg Boss Kannada 8€™ hosted by the famous South Indian actor Sudeep.

Shankar Aswath in Bigg Boss

Shankar Aswath in Bigg Boss


  • As per his Facebook account, his other name is Ravi. [2]FacebookjQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_7743_2”).tooltip({tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_7743_2”,tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”,effect: “fade”,fadeOutSpeed: 100,predelay: 400,position: “top right”,relative: true,offset: [10, 10]});
  • In an interview, he talked about working as a cab driver, he said,

My father (K.S. Ashwath) has taught me to lead a self-sufficient life without making any compromises. I will not go around asking people for help. There is a need for everyone to work until they are healthy and save money for the autumn years of life. I drive cabs when there is no work in the industry for which I have no regret.€

  • According to him, because of his age and the generation gap in the film industry, he was not getting good roles.
  • He always wears a cap while driving a cab to avoid answering questions related to his identity from the customers. In an interview, he said that he never felt ashamed of his job as a cab driver. He further said,

My father would have been proud of my job. I halted my Uber cab to pay obeisance to his photograph hung on the compound wall of a street of Mysuru.€

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