Friday, July 2, 2010


Award Winning Cinematographer with over 125 Feature Films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Arabic and English. B.Sc. Graduate in Chemistry from Loyola College , Madras (Chennai) and obtained Diploma in Cinema ( Motion Picture Photography ) from the prestigious FILM INSTITUTE OF INDIA , PUNE. ( 1968 - 71)
Debut film "VIDYARTHIKALEY ITHILE ITHILE" - Malayalam Feature film Directed by John Abraham. Have been associated as the Cinematographer of many Nationally and Internationally renowned Film Directors such as John Abraham, Ramu Kariat, Sethu Madhavan, P.N.Menon, Bharathan, K.G.George, M.T.Vasudevan Nair, I.V.Sasi, Sasi Kumar, Hariharan, Mohan, Mani Rathnam, Lohitha Das etc Lives in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, INDIA Hobbies include Reading, Painting in Water Colours and Writing Poetry in English. Some of the Poems were published in various magazines. Creator of CINEKU, an unique genre of Short Film combining Cinema with Japanese Haiku Poetry format

PRESIDENT – Indian Society of Cinematographers
Vice Chairman - Malayalam Cine Technicians Association
General Secretary - Malayalam Cine Technicians Association
Life Member - Cine Technicians Association of South India
Life Member - Southern Indian Cinematographers Association
Member - Cinematographers’ Combine
President - MACTA Cinematographers' Union
Vice President - MACTA Federation
President - MACTA Federation

Positions Held:
Chairman – Technical Committee, India International Film Festival 1997
Member – Technical Committee, International Film Festival of Kerala, 1999
Jury – Kerala State Television Awards Committee 1998
Jury – Padmarajan Film Award Committee 1998
Jury – Asianet Film awards Committee 2002
Jury – John Abraham Film Award Committee 2003
Resource Person - MACTA Chalachitra Kalari
Jury - SICA Awards for Malayalam Films 2002
Exec. Committee Member – Kerala Chalachitra Academy 2003
Jury - Mathrubhoomi - Medimix Film Awards - 2003
Jury - SICA Awards for Malayalam Films 2006
Jury - J.C. Daniel Award for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema 2009

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