Born on January 1, 1970, in Payyanur, Kerala, K U Mohanan is an Indian movie cinematographer. Raised to a conventional family, he contended energetically proportional up to the best. He is a conceived artist and was exposed to dramatization and silver screen significantly very early in his life.

He was the son of P G Poduval, a renowned ' Kolkali' vocalist. The temple art forms, the social environment of Payyanur with the dance Theyyam and folk arts helped him a considerable measure. His relationship with CH Mohanan and CH Surendran Nambiar made familiar him with world works of art. He had an essence of good movies at Sarga Film society headed by K. Ramachandran and P. T. Ramakrishnan which opened up the world of the motion picture before him.

He finished his schooling at Muchilot School and secondary school from Govt. Secondary School in Payyanur. Mohanan completed his graduate degree from Payyanur College in English Literature. His abilities developed here and, he packed away many honours in art festivals in University.

He became an English professor at Cherussery College for quite a while. Here he, alongside companions led numerous symposiums and courses on World Literature. He began his dilettante work as a photographer with a camera given to him by Mr. Salam, a school companion.

He spent significant cash on movies vacant bellied which welcomed the anger of his relatives. He invested hours of restless evenings at 'Kavus" to shoot Theyyams and temples and other social works of art with companions. These photographs were his password to Pune Film Institute. His diploma in motion pictures stunned everybody.

After Film Institute, they acknowledged his underlying endeavors at advertisement films and documentaries. Indeed, even today a portion of the best advertisement visuals are by him. He got a decent opening in feature movies with Mani Kaul in Noukar ki kameez which got numerous praises.

His outstanding camera work in Don and Lagaan gave him entry into Bollywood. He likewise shot many motion pictures. His credit list is long including Malayalam's 'Sayanam.' His movies incorporate Majuben Truck Driver, We are Family by Siddharth Malhotra, Aja Nachle by Anil Mehta, Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain, Don by Farhan Akhtar, John &Jane by Ashim Ahluwalia and many more. Mohanan won Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer for movie Miss Lovely by Ashim Ahluwalia in 2015. He stays in Mumbai with his columnist spouse Beena and with two children. His little girl Malavika Mohan had her introduction cine appearance as the courageous woman in the Pattam post with Dulquer Salman.

Madhu Ambat Malayalam Actor

Madhu Ambat

Madhu Ambat was born on 6th March 1949 to Prof. K Bhagyanath and Smt. Ambat Sulochana. The Ambat family was an incredible group of individuals, with a father that quit being a professor to pursue his love for magic as full time career and a sister who grew up to be an incredible actress. Not only this, his younger sister, Vidhubala went on to become a leading actress in the Malayalam film industry. In a time when everybody was focused on getting into good colleges and getting well-paid jobs as soon as possible, Mr. Ambat was lucky to have a family that believed that he deserved to love what he did. So, despite extreme pressure, he went to the renowned Pune Film Institute. He had also got admitted into IIT, but instead decided to go the other way. He spent the next few years working his hardest and ultimately, it all paid off, when he grabbed a gold medal at the institute. This was, however, just a start. Madhu Ambat started his 120-film-long career as a cinematographer with a documentary for famous director Ramu Kariat in 1973. The following thirty-five years were filled with incredible hits and awards ranging from Kerala Film Critics' Awards to National Awards. His incredible success did not stop here. His talent was recognized on an international platform. M. Night Shyamalan, of "Sixth Sense" fame, collaborated with him on two feature films, one called ‘Wide Awake'. Directors like Jennifer Lynch, Salim Ahamed, Rajkumar Santhoshi and Timothy Fodder worked alongside him. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography three times and won several state awards many times over. His first National Award for Best Cinematography was for "Adi Sankaracharya" (Sanskrit) directed by G V Iyer in 1984. In 2006, he got it for the second time in the film "Sringaram" (Tamil) directed by Saradha Ramanathan. In 2010, he got it for the third time for his work in "Adaminte Makan Abu" (Malayalam), directed by Salim Ahmad. Having been honored by almost everyone who counts in the film industry, he lives in Chennai with his family. He started the Fantasia Centre for Research and Development of Cinema, a nonprofit organisation that work towards creating more awareness about movies and their culture. A story teller with an incredible tale of his own, Madhu Ambat remains one of the stellar of true Indian cinema.

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