V Manikandan Hindi Actor
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V. Manikandan, an Indian cinematographer, was born on January 13, 1968, at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. His brother is a National Awardee Artist, V. Jeevananthan, for his book Thiraicheelai on Cinema at the National Film Award 2010. He has filled in as the cinematographer for various significant box office hits in Hindi and Tamil. He is an acclaimed advertisement film cinematographer with more than 3,000 promotion movies to his credit. He began his profession in Tamil films. His debut film was ‘Atharman’ (Tamil) in 1994. In the next two years, he worked in Tamil movies ‘Sarigamapathani’ (1995), ‘Sengottai’ (1996), and ‘Mr. Romeo’ (1996).

Manikandan likewise released an album Sree Rudra in 1995. In 1997 his cinematography appeared in a Malayalam motion picture ‘Asuravamsam’. In 2003 and 2004 he worked in Hindi blockbuster movies ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ and ‘ Main Hoon Na Click to look into! >> Read More... Main Hoon Na ’. Manikandan won Filmfare award for best cinematography for a Tamil motion picture in 2005. In 2007 he was selected for Filmfare Award for a Hindi film ‘ Om Shanti Om Click to look into! >> Read More... Om Shanti Om ’.

His cinematography showed up in Hindi film ‘ Billu Barber Click to look into! >> Read More... Billu Barber ’ (2009). Manikandan won Apsara Award for best cinematography in a Hindi motion picture ‘ Raavan Click to look into! >> Read More... Raavan ’ (2010) featuring Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan, or Abhishek Srivastava, is a ve >> Read More... Abhishek Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a popular Indian actress >> Read More... Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , and ‘ Vikram Vikram, aka, Kennedy John Victor,was born in 1966. >> Read More... Vikram ’. He worked in Tamil film ‘Raavanan’ (2010) and was named in the Asia Pacific Cine Awards (ASPA) for best cinematography. Around the same time, he released his two collections Sinkaravel and Devapadam 2 and acted as a cinematographer in a Hindi film ‘ Khatta Meetha Click to look into! >> Read More... Khatta Meetha ’ (2010).

In 2011, Manikandan won ninth Annual Central European Bollywood Award (ACEBA­2012) for best cinematography in ‘Ra One’, an Indian science and fiction superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha Anubhav Sinha was born on 22nd June 1956 in Jamalp >> Read More... Anubhav Sinha , and featuring Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan or also known as SRK is a prominent >> Read More... Shah Rukh Khan , Kareena Kapoor Khan Kareena Kapoor is a super hit actress working in I >> Read More... Kareena Kapoor Khan , Arjun Rampal Amit Rampal is an Indian Actor, Host, Producer and >> Read More... Arjun Rampal , Shahana Goswami Shahana Goswami is an Indian artist born on 6 May >> Read More... Shahana Goswami , Armaan Verma Armaan Verma is a Hindi film and child television >> Read More... Armaan Verma , and Tom Wu in pivotal parts. In 2013 Manikandan performed in a soundtrack collection Pottas Bomb Click to look into! >> Read More... Pottas Bomb with Jisha Nevin, Mohan Sithara Mohan Sithara is a Malayalam music composer who ma >> Read More... Mohan Sithara , P. Jayachandran, and Vineeth Sreenivasan.

He acted as an artist in albums named as Naadaswaram: Sri Laxmi Varaham (2014), Naadaswaram: Devi NeeyeaThunai (2014), Naadaswaram: Kalyana Vaibogam (2014), Naadaswaram: Sadhananda Thandavam (2014), Naadaswaram: Thyagaraja Ramar (2014), and Naadaswaram: Lavanya Rama (2015) with ‘A. V. Packrisamy’, ‘ Ravichandran Ravichandran was a veteran Tamil film, theater, an >> Read More... Ravichandran ’, and Manikandan.

In 2014, Manikandan worked in a Telugu film ‘ Mukunda Click to look into! >> Read More... Mukunda ’. His work appeared as a cinematographer in Hindi films ‘ Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Click to look into! >> Read More... Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ’ (2013) and ‘ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Click to look into! >> Read More... Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ’ (2015). Manikandan was complimented by Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam is an Indian filmmaker deeply rooted t >> Read More... Mani Ratnam and ‘S. Shankar’, who are the industry's most acclaimed executives. About Manikandan, Mani Ratnam stated: "Yes - he is one of the great cinematographers in India."

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He was born on 13th January, at Coimbatore in Tami Nadu. He is a leading Cinematographer, who has worked in a number of Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films. He’s a sought-after ad cinematographer who has more than 3000 ad films credited to his name. He won Filmfare award for the best cinematographer for Anniyan. He made his debut with Atharmam (Tamil) in 1994. He has been applauded by some of the most acclaimed directors Mani Ratnam and S.Shankar to name a few. V. Manikandan was nominated for the Asia Pacific cine awards (ASPA) for his remarkable work in Raavan in 2010, for best cinematography.

He won an Apsara award for Raavan in 2011. He has films like – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Ye Jawani hai deewani, Ra.one, Khatta meetha, Raavan, Billu barber, Om Shanti Om, kuch na kaho , boys, Mukunda, mai hoon na, police etc. to his name. With a career spanning two decades, V.Manikandan is very selective about the film’s he chooses to work on. Reading about him you’ll come to know that while he did a film like – Ye jawani hai Deewani. The director of YJHD – Ayan Mukherjee was in talks with Manikandan for about a year and Manikandan agreed because he liked Ayan's work in Wake Up Sid Click to look into! >> Read More... Wake Up Sid . Manikandan is known to present the real situations in a glamorous way. He captures the mood of the moment right. Sometimes Manikandan might not stick to color palette for the film.

If you’ve seen YJHD you can probably make that out the film was shot in two halves, the color palette varied as per the requirement of the situation. To describe why his cinematography is so sought after one can look at the technicalities of “why one scene was shot in a particular way?” – for that matter, the movie YJHD had one scene shot in 4 different color combinations as per the mood. The time of night during Holi scene is the best example, where when the friends discover its dark when they confront Ranbir they are under a street light the conversation continues till the sky gets a little less dark. When Deepika and Ranbir are standing alone it’s shot in a very soft colored surrounding still dark, with dawn breaking look for the romantic feel. Manikandan makes sure the people watching the movie get the feel right, the way he captures a moment is remarkable.