Shankar was chosen after going through four-tier selection process. Firstly, The IBN18 Editorial Board listed the nominees. Then, the jury, which comprised of many prominent Indian personalities, ratified the list followed by voting by the Electoral College along with Citizens of India. The director will be honoured on December 12 in New Delhi.
The 47-year-old director made his directorial debut with Gentlemen. Till date, he has directed 10 movies and now he is gearing up for his first-ever remake film Moovar.
Director Shankar, the man behind the sci-fi movie Endhiran – The Robot, has been named CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2010. Actors Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, director Vikramaditya Motwane and Shillong Chamber Choir, which won India's Got Talent 2010, were also in the race.