King Kong is an Indian film Actor and comedian associated with Tamil movie industry. He is known for play supporting and character roles. He has also appeared in television serials, primarily portraying comedy supporting roles. He has also given stage performances as a dancer. He has worked in more than 35 films. He grabbed public attention and became famous when he shared screen space with iconic Rajinikanth in the film, AdhisayaPiravi (1990).
A Few years later a clip from the same movie, featuring King Kong breakdancing to MC Miker G & DJ Sven's "Holiday Rap" in front of superstar Rajinikanth. It became a popular internet viral video. His dancing video named ‘LITTLE SUPERSTAR’featured on YouTube, and also in many shows like the American TV series show The Soup, the MSNBC political commentary program show Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Tucker Carlson, American live television programAttack of the Show and many more. King kong’s real name is E.Shankar.
King Kong birth took place on 18th August 1971 in Varadharajapuram, a small village town of Chennai in Tamil-Nadu. His father name is Ezhumalai and mother Kasiammal. He was dwarf by birth, but he never left his confidence and courage. He made his debut in 1988 in a film scene of a Tamil movie OoraiTherinjukitten.
Throughout 1990s he worked in many south Indian language film like YamudikiMogudu (1988), KindariJogi (1989), Raja Vikramarka (1990), AdhisayaPiravi(1990), KizhakkuKarai (1991), ChinnaJameen (1993), Gandugali (1994), GharanaMogudu (1994), JameenKottai (1995), Panchalankurichi (1996), NaamIruvarNamakkuIruvar (1998), Dhinamdhorum (1998), PudhuKudithanam (1998). Also from the 2000s, he involved himself in playing diverse roles in various films like KannaalPesavaa (2000), Nagalingam (2000), Nee EnthanVaanam (2000), H2O (2002), Vathiyar(2006), KaruppusamyKuththagaithaarar (2007), Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan (2007), MuniyandiVilangialMoonramandu (2008), KacheriArambam (2010) , Tenaliraman(2014), SuttaPazhamSudaathaPazham (2016).
He played the role of
Lorry Driver in the film Pokkiriwhich is considered to be as one of his memorable roles. Also, the character of the thief in Kanthaswamy and police officer in Sura are notable. Not only south Indian films, but he also acted in Bollywood films like Biwi No.1, TeraJadooChalGayaa. The cameo role in
Chennai Express where he shared screen space with king khan was marvelous. Recently, the actor King Kong choreographed Doritos Tandoori Sizzler commercial in India and Canada telecasted it.
BBC 3 channel broadcasted the British comedian Romesh Ranganathan's Asian provocateur show, where he appeared as the chief guest.
Nari Vettai, released on 18th September 2018, became latest Tamil movie of King Kong.