Sanganabhatla Harish Shankar is an Indian film screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor and director known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema, and Telugu theater. He made his directorial debut with Shock (2006), produced by Ram Gopal Varma.
He has directed Mirapakay (2011), Gabbar Singh (2012); for which he received the SIIMA Award for Best Director, and CineMAA Award for Best Director. Gabbar Singh grossed ₹150 crore (US$21 million) worldwide, becoming one of the highest grossing Telugu films at the time. Ramayya Vasthavayya (2013) grossed a worldwide share of ₹309 million (US$4.3 million) and Duvvada Jagannadham (2017) grossed ₹ 115.10 crore, both of which were directed by him.