R Diwakaran was born in Tamilnadu, India. He is a professional Indian Cinematographer and Director as well. He preferably works in the Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu Film Industry. He did his graduation in Diploma in the course Film Technology in Cinematography from Film and Television Institute (FTI) in Tamil Nadu. He also worked as assistant Cinematographer to V. Manikandan in his films and various Advertisements. He made his first debut in the Tamil movie Parthiban Kanavu in the year 2003. In the year 2006, he worked in the notebook. Then in
, a Malayalam movie in 2009.
In the year 2011, he debuted in Sadhurangam. In the next year, 2012, he did a Telugu movie called Genius. He then did
, a Malayalam film in the year 2013. Then he did How Old Are You? In the year 2014. In the year 2015, Diwakaran made his debut in the cinema 36 Vayadhinile, a Tamil movie. Then in the year 2017, he did Raju Gari Gadhi 2, a Telugu horror thriller. Diwakaran has worked in different television shows like
, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,
, Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, Indian Cinema 100, Adithya Birla Group Awards-2015, Ilaiyaraaja 1000-Vijay Tv, Nenje Ezhu-A. R. Rahman-Sun TV, and SICA Awards-2015.