|Birth||23 March 1982|
RJ Shankar (Sankaranaryanan), popularly known as Blade Shankar (born in 23 March 1982), is an Indian radio jockey, comedian and actor based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Blade Shankar hosts the Morning Shows, Blade No.1 and Chinna Thampi Periya Thampi on Suryan FM Chennai.
It was back in 2003, RJ Blade Shankar began his career in Suryan FM as a radio jockey through the show Oor Suthalaam Vaanga.
In 2006, he started hosting a single Jock show 'Blade No.1' and a dual jock show Chinna Thampi Periya Thampi, which were instant hits among the radio listeners of Chennai. His radio talents were soon recognised and 'Blade No.1' was awarded the Best Breakfast Programme by IRF (India Radio Forum) in 2007.
In 2008 and 2009 his co-jock show 'Chinna Thampi Periya Thampi' won the 'Best Breakfast Programme' award by IRF. Again in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 his show Blade No.1 managed to win the Best Breakfast Programme award by IRF. It was not just his shows that were recognised and awarded by IRF. For a continuous two years (2015 & 2016) RJ Blade Shankar is the winner of 'RJ of the Year (Tamil)' title by IRF. RJ Blade Shankar is the only recipient of 9 IRF awards in South India.
Blade Shankar is an actor, known for Saguni (2012) and Sonna Puriyathu (2013). He has also acted in Ula a Tamil film to be released in 2016.
- Saguni (2012)
- Sonna Puriyathu (2013)
- Adangathey (2017)
- Ula (2017)
Blade Shankar completed his Chemical Engineering from Satyabama University in 2003 prior to his introduction as a RJ. He completed his schooling from Spic Nagar Higher Secondary School in Tuticorin. His interests were playing a range of musical instruments and mimicking various artists.