M J Radhakrishnan

Other names of M J Radhakrishnan: MJ. Radhakrishnan: M. J. Radhakrishnan

M J. Radhakrishnan was an indian cinematographer, who works mainly in malayalam films. He had won the kerala state award for best cinematography 7 times. In his early days, he worked as a still photographer and then worked as an associate to well-known cinematographer turned director shaji n. Karun.

M.j.’s important works included deshadanam, karunam, and naalu pennungal. His movies screened at several renowned film festivals around the world including cannes, toronto, chicago, rhode island, and rotterdam.

One of his movies, marana simhasanam, won caméra d'or (golden camera award) at the 1999 cannes film festival. M.j. worked for over 75 feature films and many documentaries and worked with some of the renowned indian filmmakers, which includes adoor gopalakrishnan, murali nair, shaji n. Karun, tv chandran, and renjith.

M. J. Started his career as a still photographer and later worked as an event photographer in marriages and functions. He shifted to thiruvananthapuram, where he worked in the still photography sections in certain movies in which shaji n karun was the cinematographer. Then m.j. started working as an associate cinematographer with shaji n karun, who had a major impact in his life.

His first independent project as a cinematographer was maamalakalkkapurathu, which was directed by ali akbar, and released in 1988.

Shehnad Jalal Malayalam Actor

Shehnad Jalal

Shehnad Jalal is a renowned cinematographer. Born on June 28, 1978, in Trivandrum, his parents were A Jalaludeen, a man well known in the film society, and Jahanara Jalal. Shehnad had an enriched education in his life. Graduated in Commerce in the batch of 1996 to 1999 from the University of Kerala, India, he then got a post-graduate degree in 2001 from the same university. He holds a post-graduate diploma (2002-2005), from the well-known Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute. After he graduated from the esteemed Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, he started off his career as an apprentice with the famous cinematographer Venu, and after a while went on to work alongside him in many feature-length films, documentaries, and commercials. He debuted as a cinematographer with the movie Chitrasutram, under the guidance of director Vipin Vijay. This film enabled him to win the Kerala State Film Award for the best cinematographer in the year of 2010. K R Manoj directed the documentary, “A Pestering Journey” that helped him win the Navaroze Contractor award for the best cameraman for documentary shooting at the 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2011. He has worked on films like Velutha Rathrikal, Nimayakam, and Vishudhan, documentaries like Amma, On the trail of a rain song. He has also worked as a cinematographer on short films like The way she is venerated in love, and French Revolution, among others, and music videos. His favorite cinematographers are Christopher Doyle, Roger Deakins, and Bobby Miller, and in India, Venu, Ranjan Palit, and Sunny Joseph. He has been active since 2002 and has been at the forefront of the camera department for many notable movies till now.


Jomon T John

Jomon T. John lives up to the uniqueness of his name. As a graduate of the Government Film and Television Institute in Bangalore, he started off as a part of advertisement industry. He transitioned to the film industry when he was casted as a cinematographer in Chaapa Kurishin 2011. It was followed by ‘Beautiful' in the same year and later, Thattathin Marayathu. All three films were not only box office hits but were also appreciated because of their beautiful shots and cinematography. Jomon T. John was born in the year 1982. His diploma, he says, allowed him to meet all kinds of people from different parts of the country. "I realized that a man from UP or MP will have an amazingly different sense of aesthetics." After that, Mr. John went on a spree of films that constantly saw him rightly nominated for awards. Chaappa Kurish and Beautiful won him the Best Cinematographer Award at the Asianet Film Awards. Thira and Thattathin Marayathu led him to receive SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer. Most interviews describe the man as self-effacing and quiet. As someone who has achieved much in one of the most glamorous industries of the country, he is humble and enjoys his work to the fullest. According to him, films chose him and not the other way round. Ironically, he also claims that he choosing this field was no accident. He remembers loving cinema since childhood. He studied Mechanical Engineering for only a year before he decided to switch to Cinematography. He won the Malayala Manorama Victor George photography contest in college and believes from there he started his love affair with filmmaking. Usually, Bollywood is the ultimate dream for a professional from any film industry in the country. But Jomon has offers coming in and it is rumored that he may make his directorial debut with a Dulquer Salmaan movie. On being asked about why it took so long, he said that as someone who treasures work over any kind of fame or wealth, he prefers to work in the South Indian industry as he is more comfortable. He still does advertisements whenever he can. Mr. John fell in love for the second time in 2010. He met his wife Ann Augustine, an actress, in Kochi while working for a video for Jayasurya. Their relationship blossomed over years and they got engaged in 2013. They were married the next year.

Jomon T John Malayalam Actor