Pawan Shankar
 
  • Title & Lead role in two acclaimed National TV serials : "Siddhanth" & "Vicky Ki Taxi"
  • Lead role in TV shows : AisaDeshHaiMera (Sony), KyaHuaTeraVada (Sony)
  • Parallel Lead in TV shows : JeetJayenge Hum (Sony), Kasamh Se (Zee)
  • Starred in over 60 national Advertisement Campaigns (TVC's)
  • Ex National Champion, Table Tennis India (Individual)
  • MBA, IMT Ghaziabad & Gold Medalist in B.Com from Allahabad University
  • Managing Director, Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition Company (www.fashionistaindia.com)
  • Managing Director, Educationista Exhibitions (www.educationistaindia.com)
  • Managing Director, KIRAN BALA FILMS
  • Ex Head of Division, Leading Indian & Multinational Corporates such as Swisscom, Essar Cellphone, Hutch and TriveniEngg & Industries

Awards
  • Best Actor, Drama, Indian Telly Awards for "Siddhanth" 2005
  • Nominated, Best Actor Category, Apsara Awards of Producer's Guild Association for "Siddhanth" 2006
  • Exhibition Excellence Award 2016 (As MD, Fashionista)
  • Bharat Excellence Award 2016 (Individual)
  • Indian Award for Excellence 2016 (As MD, Educationista)

Pawan Shankar who is hailed for his eponymous role in the critically acclaimed serial Siddhanth on Star One, is an MBA in finance from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad. An alumnus of Allahabad's St. Joseph's College, Shankar graduated with a Gold Medal from Allahabad University.

Interestingly, in addition to having a formidable academic background, he also excelled as a sportsman. A top ranked player among sub-junior and junior boys in Table Tennis and a former national cadet champion, Shankar represented Uttar Pradesh in 17 national-level tournaments. Prior to trying his multi-faceted talents in Mumbai, Shankar traversed the corporate world for about 4 years, working in companies such as Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd., Essar Cellphone, Hutch and ICICI Securities.

For sure, Shankar has an enviable acting career. He completed a course in acting from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Lab, Mumbai and bagged the coveted Best Actor Critics Award in the Indian Telly Awards for his performance in Siddhanth, a serial that also received the best drama award in Hero Honda Indian Television academy awards. In addition, Shankar was nominated for the Best Actor category in Apsara Awards, which nominated the serial in the Best Serial Drama category as well.

Commenting on Siddhanth, senior film critic Subhash K. Jha once said, "Star One's Siddhanth is excellent…. Here's an actor [Pawan Shankar] who makes you stop chomping on your chapattis. He has underlined every gesture and effectively mirrored the exclusive performance." A review of the serial on mouthshut.com said, "The lead actor has done a brilliant job as the arrogant but charismatic lawyer." Another review proclaimed him to be "The most powerful male protagonist on Indian Television."

Shankar also received rave reviews for playing the role of Sanjay Apte, a trade union leader, in Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasman on Star Plus. "He appeared only in the first six episodes of Thodi Si Zameen, however his portrayal of the rebellious angry young man Sanjay Apte made a tremendous impact," said Subhash K Jha.

Till date, Shankar has worked as a model for more than 50 advertisements for top Indian and Multinational brands. He has also worked alongside Shri. Amitabh Bachchan in Reid & Taylor and Dabur Swas Amrit ads.

Undoubtedly, a great find of the Indian Television Industry, Shankar is one of the rare male actor in the Indian TV history who went on to do the second title role of VICKY in a TV series "Vicky Ki Taxi" on Real Channel after the title role of Siddhanth.

The last show which Shankar did as a Lead actor on TV was "KYA HUA TERA VAADA" on Sony, which became quite popular in metros and urban India. Shankar elegantly portrayed the dilemma and complexity of a married man who got entangled in extra marital affair.

Shankar did a negative role (cameo) for the first time in a TV show "GUDDAN TUMSE NA HO PAYEGA" concluded in December 2019.

Currently filming Ajay Devgn starrer "BHUJ: THE PRIDE OF INDIA", releasing on 14th August 2020. Shankar plays the role of Antagonist in the film.

Shankar - An Entrepreneur

Shankar is a well know entrepreneur as well and has 2 companies named FASHIONISTA Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibitions (www.fashionistaindia.com) & Educationista Exhibitions (www.educationistaindia.com)

FAHIONISTA is now rated Exhibition Showcase Magazine www.exhibitionawards.co as the 3rd largest company by Exhibition Excellence Award 2016 in India in ‘Multi-city Category’ across all industries. FASHIONISTA Exhibitions provides a platform to Designers from all over India to reach out to different cities and expand their reach. Fashionista started the trend of Fashion Exhibitions in Tier II cities way back in 2008 when others were focusing on metros. Now the company has entered in the 9th year with more than 131 exhibition under its belt. Fashionista has a presence in 23 Tier II cities spreading across 11 states of India namely Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP, MP, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka.

Another venture of Shankar, EDUCATIONISTA started in Nov 2014, now has a presence in 5 states of India namely Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, MP & Chhattisgarh.

Pawan Shankar, MD Educationisa got the Bharat Excellence Award 2016 for contributionin Education sector and his firm EDUCATIONISTA got Indian Excellence Award 2016 for fastest growing exhibition company of India in education sector primarily for provided organized platform for Boarding Schools of India. The award was conferred by Friendship Forum of India, a New Delhi based social & cultural organization focused on forging greater unity, integrity and collaboration among Indians across the globe. The Award recognizes the various achievements, excellence in business and outstanding contribution made by individuals and institutions towards Society and National Welfare. The awards are a testimony towards the proactive attitude, innovation, contribution and global perspective reflected by the recipient towards business and economy.

EDUCATIONISTA provides an admission & counseling Platform' to BOARDING SCHOOLS & DISTINCT CAREER INSTITUTES ‘which helps parents & students in getting updated with modern education avenues, means and methods.