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
, Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain, Don by
, John &Jane by
and many more. Mohanan won Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer for movie
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.