C.K. Muraleedharan is a well-known Malayalam Cinematographer. He is born and brought up in Kerala and has made a huge contribution to Indian Cinema. He comes across as a very meticulous person. He started his career filming documentaries and has shot episodes of various Doordarshan Programmes. He has filmed hundreds of documentaries for channels in India, BBC and the Film Board of Canada. In an interview with Indian Express, he spoke about how his engagement with cinema started from his college days, and that’s when he decided to make a career in the film industry.
He took admission in an institute in Pune to pursue his dreams. Originally, he wanted to become a director but ended up being a cinematographer. He has a daughter named Karthika Muraleedharan, who recently bagged a role in Amal Neerad’s untitled movie. She will be working with
, the good-looking actor of Mollywood. He had a son named Akash Muraleedharan who played the role Of Ajoy in
and got lucky enough to work with his father. Movies he has worked on as a cinematographer includes Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Johnny Gaddar,
, Naina and Ek Haseena Thi.
He is best known for his cinematography on movies like PK and 3 Idiots. He has worked with famous Bollywood Stars such as
Saif Ali Khan
Neil Nitin Mukesh
and many more. He has collaborated with several famous directors such as
, Ashutosh Gowarikar, and
. He has just completed shooting for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s
. He has also done various ads and programs with Rajkumar Hirani. He also won IIFA Award for Best Cinematography in 2010 for 3 Idiots.
He always wanted to work in Malayalam cinema, and his dream came true when he worked as a DOP for Roshan Andrews’ School Bus. School Bus was the first Malayalam movie he has worked on as a cinematographer. He even has a blog of his own where he likes to share his experiences of what happens behind the lens.