Ravi K. Chandran, ISC
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Director of Photography, Film Director|
|Home town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Relatives||Ramachandra Babu (brother)|
Ravi K. Chandran, ISC is an Indian cinematographer, and director known for his works in Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood.He is the founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC). His most recognized works are Minsaara Kanavu (1997), , Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Citizen (2001), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Boys (2003), Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004) in Tamil cinema, Ekalavyan (1993), The King (1995), Mafia (1993), Punaradhivasam (1999) and Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999) in Malayalam cinema.
Indian Society of Cinematographers abbreviated as ISC or I.S.C are supported by several national industry societies and awards. The society was organized with a purpose to not only progress and advance the science and art of cinematography, but also gather a wide range of cinematographers together to collaboratively discuss and exchange techniques and ideas and to advocate for motion pictures as a type of art form. The organisation was founded by Ramachandra Babu in 1995.
A cinematographer or director of photography is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography.
Tamil cinema refers to Tamil-language motion pictures, which are primarily made in India. Based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.
His best known works in Bollywood are Virasat (1997), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Yuva (2004), Paheli (2004), Black (2005), Fanaa (2006), and Saawariya (2007).Ravi has won two Filmfare Awards and one Southern Filmfare Award.
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". As India is a multi-lingual society with variety of languages spoken by its residents, multiple language films are churned out in their native languages by film industries such as Hindi-language film industry, Tamil film industry (Kollywood), Telugu film industry (Tollywood) and others, together combined they form the massive Indian Cinema, the largest film industry in the world.
Virasat is a 1997 Indian Hindi film, directed by Priyadarshan. The story was adapted from the Tamil film Thevar Magan. Mushir-Riaz duo produced the film. It starred Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji and Govind Namdeo. The music was composed by Anu Malik and S. P. Venkatesh, with the former composing the songs and the latter composing the score. The film marked the comeback for Priyadarshan in Hindi cinema. Music director Annu Malik reused some of the original tunes of Ilaiyaraaja from Thevar Magan.
Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian comedy-drama film starring Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia. The first film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai and Sydney, and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends.
Ravi K. Chandran was born in the village Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu as the youngest child. Following graduating from the A. M. Jain College in 1982, Ravi K. Chandran started his career in the film industry. In addition to this, he works as the Director of Photography of many music videos and ad films. He began his career by assisting his brother, K. Ramachandra Babu and later turned into an independent cinematographer in 1992 by filming Kilukkampetti , a Malayalam film directed by Shaji Kailas. Later he donned camera for a more Shaji Kailas directorials including Thalasthanam , Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans , Ekalavyan , Mafia and The King . His entry into Tamil cinema was in 1994 through Honest Raj starring Vijayakanth.
Madurantakam(Tamil: மதுராந்தகம்) is a town and a municipality in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is known for the artificial and second largest lake in Tamil Nadu, the Maduranthakam lake. It is believed to be built by the Chola King Uthama Chozha, also called as Maduranthakar, during his reign. It is also home to the Aeri Katha Ramar Temple. As of 2011, the town had a population of 30,796.
Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.
A.M. Jain College is an arts college in Meenambakkam near in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was opened in 1952, by the Shri S S Jain Educational Society. It provides courses in the arts, sciences and information technology along with visual communication courses. The college's campus is located opposite the Meenambakkam Railway Station. The college is managed by the Jain Community Associations and is affiliated with Madras University.
Ravi Chandran is the younger brother of K. Ramachandra Babu, who himself is a noted cinematographer.He is married to Hemalata and currently resides in Mumbai with his two sons. One of his sons, Santhana Krishnan, also followed his father's footsteps as a cinematographer.
Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. As of 2011 it is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. The larger Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 million as of 2016. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
|1993||Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans|
|Injakkadan Mathai & Sons|
|1997||Virasat||Hindi||Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer|
|1998||Kabhi Na Kabhi||Hindi|
|1999||Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu||Malayalam|
|Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya||Hindi|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Hindi||Nominated - Star Screen Award for Best Cinematography|
|2002||Kannathil Muthamittal||Tamil|| Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer – South |
ITFA Best Cinematographer Award
|Mujhse Dosti Karoge!||Hindi|
|2003||Calcutta Mail||Nominated - Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography|
|Koi... Mil Gaya|
|2005||Black||Hindi||Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer|
|Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||German Public Bollywood Award for Best Cinematography|
|2010||My Name Is Khan|
|2011||Ladies vs Ricky Bahl||For One Song|
|2016||Baar Baar Dekho||Hindi|
|2018||Bharat Ane Nenu||Telugu||Debut in Telugu cinema.|
|2019||Student of the Year 2||Hindi|
The Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for South Indian films.
Kannathil Muthamittal is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language musical war drama film produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. It was based on a short story called 'Amuthavum Avanum' authored by writer Sujatha. It features Madhavan, Simran and P. S. Keerthana in the leading roles with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy, Prakash Raj and Pasupathy portraying other pivotal characters. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman, while Ravi K. Chandran handled the cinematography. Mani Ratnam presents the story of a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage adopted by Indian parents, whose desire is to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The film was a box-office success and was received positively by critics at its release. Later on, the film was dubbed in to Telugu as Amrutha and in Malayalam by the same title.
Black is a 2005 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. Black revolves around a deafblind girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film draws inspiration from Helen Keller's life and struggle. Black was a commercial success, becoming the second highest grossing Indian film worldwide in 2005 and the highest-grossing 2005 Indian film overseas. The movie was inspired by the 1962 movie The Miracle Worker.
Suresh Gopi is an Indian film actor, politician, playback singer and television presenter. He works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in few Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films. Suresh has acted in more than 200 films and is a recipient of a National Film Award and Kerala State Film Award. He currently serves as a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. Suresh is also a philanthropist, social worker, and advocates for environmental protection.
Kandukondain Kandukondain is a 2000 Indian Tamil language romance film, which is based on Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility. Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film features an ensemble cast of Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai and Abbas. Veteran actors Srividya, Raghuvaran and Manivannan also play other supporting roles. The highly successful soundtrack was scored by A. R. Rahman, while Ravi K. Chandran was the film's cinematographer.
Santosh Sivan ASC, ISC is an Indian cinematographer, film director, producer and actor known for his works in English Cinema, Malayalam cinema, Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Hindi cinema. Santosh graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and has to date completed 45 feature films and 41 documentaries. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and is the most awarded Director of Photography (DOP) in India. Santosh became the first Cinematographer in the Asia-Pacific region to join the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) membership. As a cinematographer, he has won five National Film Awards – including four for Best Feature Film Cinematography. As of 2014, he has received eleven National Film Awards, and twenty one international awards for his works.He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema in 2014.
The Filmfare Best Cinematography Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.
Aloysius Vincent was an Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. From the mid-1960s on, he directed some 30 movies including the landmark Malayalam films Bhargavi Nilayam, and Murappennu. He also won the Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award for Prem Nagar (1974) starring Rajesh Khanna. His penultimate Malayalam movie were the 1985 3D film Pournami Ravil and Kochu Themmadi (1986). He is also known for directing Tamil films like Engalkku Kalam Varum, Thulabharam, Iru Veedugal and Jayalalitha's 100th film Thirumangalyam. In 2003, the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) awarded him an Honorary Membership, along with K. K. Mahajan and V. K. Murthy. He received the J. C. Daniel Award in 1996.
Akkineni Sreekar Prasad, better known as Sreekar Prasad, is an Indian film editing professional, known for his works in Indian cinema. He works predominantly on Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and English films. His last National Film Award for Best Editing was for his work on the feature film Firaaq (2008), directed by Nandita Das. He was included in the Limca Book of Records as People of the Year - 2013 for wide contribution to the Indian cinema in several languages and also for holding a record eight National Awards including a Special Jury Award.
Sabu Cyril is an Indian film Production Designer. He has won National Film Award for Best Production Design four times, Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction five times and he was nominated at 42nd Saturn Awards. His work in Enthiran won him international recognition. Over the years, he has emerged to be the most expensive and celebrated art director in the country.
S. Ravi Varman, ISC is an Indian cinematographer, filmmaker, producer and writer. He has predominantly worked in films of Indian languages such as Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. Known for his realistic and poetic framing sense, Ravi Varman began his career in Malayalam films. He has directed a romantic film in Tamil titled Moscowin Kavery and also filmed the music video for the song "Bird Flu" by British Tamil songwriter M.I.A..
Chinmayi Sripaada is an Indian playback singer, working mainly for the South Indian film industry. She is also a voice actor, television presenter and radio jockey. She is the founder and CEO of a translation services company called Blue Elephant. She is often credited as Chinmayee/Indai Hazaa but her birth name is Chinmayi. She rose to fame for her critically acclaimed song "Oru Deivam Thantha Poovae" from the National Award winning movie Kannathil Muthamittal.
Ayananka Bose is an Indian cinematographer of Bollywood movies. He studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. He won the best cinematographer of Zee Cine Awards for the movie Kites in 2011.
V. Manikandan is a leading cinematographer hailing from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has worked as the cinematographer for a number of major box office hits in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. He is an acclaimed ad film cinematographer with more than 3000 ad films to his credit. He won the Best Cinematographer award [filmfare award] for the movie Anniyan. His debut movie was Atharmam (Tamil) in 1994. He has been congratulated by the industry's most acclaimed directors like Mani Ratnam and S. Shankar. In a function Mani Ratnam said "Yes - he is one of the good cinematographers in India". V. Manikandan was nominated for Asia Pacific Cine Awards(ASPA) for his work in Raavanan/Raavan in 2010 for Best Cinematography. He has won Apsara award for best cinematography for Raavan in 2011. He is the younger brother of Artist V. Jeevananthan, A National Awardee for his Book On Cinema 'Thiraicheelai' in the National film Awards 2010.
Shaji Kailas is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema. He is best known for his action films of the 1990s. Shaji got a break in the industry with the comedy film Dr. Pasupathy (1990). He frequently collaborated with screenwriters Renji Panicker and Ranijth. With Renji Panicker, Shaji made popular political thrillers such as Thalastaanam (1992), Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993), Ekalavyan (1993), Mafia (1993), Commissioner (1994), and The King (1995). Shaji's collaboration with Ranijth brought forth stories set in a feudal background, such as Aaraam Thampuran (1997), Narasimham (2000), and Valliettan (2000).
K. Ramachandra Babu, ISC is a Kerala State award-winning cinematographer of over 125 films, out of which most are Malayalam films. He has also worked for films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Arabic and English languages. He has served as the cinematographer for several documentaries and advertisement films as well. He is the founder of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).
Renji Panicker is an Indian journalist, scriptwriter, producer, actor and director best known for his Malayalam films. He made his debut as a director with Bharatchandran IPS in 2005.
Ekalavyan is a 1993 Malayalam-language crime thriller film starring Suresh Gopi in the lead role along with Geetha, Narendra Prasad, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Ganesh Kumar, Janardanan, Madhu, Maathu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Pappu, and Devan in other pivotal roles. Directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Renji Panicker, this film broke many records in collection and successfully completed 150 days in theaters. With the success of this film Suresh Gopi established himself as a superstar in Malayalam cinema. Bollywood movie Singham Returns (2014) is an inspired remake of this movie.
Madhu Ambat,ISC is an Indian cinematographer. With a wide variety of films he is one of the most experienced cinematographers in the Indian cinema industry. He is quite well known for his work in films such as Amaram, Anjali, and Makaramanju. He currently resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography thrice.
Ashok Kumar Aggarwal,ISC was an Indian cinematographer who worked mainly in the South Indian film industry. In a career that spanned nearly four decades, he worked in over 125 feature films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.
S. Kumar ISC is an Indian cinematographer, who works in Malayalam, Tamil, Thelugu,and Hindi film industry. His first independent work was with the film, Thiranottam in 1978. He has frequently collaborated with leading Indian filmmakers Priyadarshan, Sibi Malayil, Hariharan, Lal Jose, Bharathan,Padmarajan,Satyan Anthikad,SyamaPrasad and ,Bhadran. Kumar won the National Film Award - Special Mention for Parinayam in 1994. stateAward:kilukkam,AKALE, FilmfareAward;Muskkuahath (Hindi) ScrenAward; Guru(Malayalam) KeralaCriticsAward. He is the founding member of Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).