Shaman Mithru was an Indian actor, cinematographer, and producer. On 17 June 2021, he passed away in a hospital in Chromepet, Chennai due to COVID-19 complications.
Shaman Mithru was born in 1978 (age 43 years; at the time of death) in Singampunari, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling at Santhome High School, Chennai.
He then attended Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai. Later, he studied Psychology at the University of Madras, Chennai. He also studied cinematography at Chennai Film College. Facebook
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Wife & Children
He was married to Shakuntala, and the couple has a daughter, Moksha.
He started his career as a cinematographer in the Tamil film ‘Ethiri En 3’ in 2012. He worked with many renowned Indian cinematographers like “K V Anand” and “Ravi K Chandran.” In 2018, he worked as a cinematographer in the Kannada film ‘Akhaada.’ In 2019, he debuted as an actor and producer in the Tamil film ‘Thorati’ in which he played the role of Mayan. He received great appreciation from the audience and critics for his role in the film.
He was residing in Peerkankaranai in Chennai at the time he was infected with COVID-19 in 2021. Earlier, his wife was also tested positive for the COVID-19 test. Shaman’s health kept on deterring, and he was admitted to a hospital in Chromepet, Chennai. He fought with the virus for a week but could not recover from it, and on 17 June 2021, he passed away. The Indian Express
- He won a gold medal for cinematography at Chennai Film College. The Times of India
- In an interview, he confessed that he never wanted to become an actor. He said,
Thorati is a film that delves into the lives of shepherds who walk miles in search of pasture for their goats and sheep. This story happens in a village. And the lead actor who plays a shepherd needed to look like one. Not many actors would be willing to take the risks involved in getting tanned, losing tons of weight and walking barefoot. So, I decided to take the plunge and do the role myself.”
- In 2019, he filed a petition alleging that his co-star Sathyakala in the Tamil film ‘Thorati’ (2019) was kept under house arrest by her family members in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. DT Next