Abinandhan Ramanujam is an Indian cinematographer working in Malayalam and Hindi movies. Abinandhan was born in Chennai. He is graduated from L.V. Prasad Film and TV Academy and is a gold medalist from there. He later did a course in visual communication from GRD College, in Coimbatore. Since childhood Abinandhan was interested in photography. His father Ramanujam was a bank officer, who always encouraged him in his work. His father owned an old Yashica camera; he would practice his photography skills, and his father would monitor it as well give guidance on his photography. In school and college days, Abinandhan was very active and had participated in many filmmaking competitions. He used to keep himself busy with some or the other work which was related to filming.
The Postman is one of such film by Abinandhan which gained National award in best non-feature film category in 2009. Abinandhan got his first break from director
. Nambiar was shooting for his MTV series Rush when Akshay, a friend of him who was assisting Nambiar spoke about Abinandhan. He was then called with his camera to Mumbai to be the DOP of the series. At this time, he had developed good contacts within the industry. It was during this period when
Lijo Jose Pellissery
who had even directed two episodes of the MTV series called up Abinandhan to be the DOP of the super-hit movie Amen. His latest movie
is known for its extraordinary shots. Abinandhan has focused his camera in such a way that it has given a new look to Goa. He has given Goa a new look, which is just beyond the coconut trees and beaches.
The movie displays the talent of Abinandhan in the long shots, swinging shots and the slow motion shots. Besides filming, Abinandhan likes to travel and believes in originality of work. He is currently busy working with Bejoy Nambiar for a one-hour television film Dobara.