Birthday: 15-02-1973
Age: 46
Star sign: Pisces

Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer from the state of spices, Kerala. He is also a well-established film producer and a director. Though he is from Kochi, yet he studied and completed his graduation from the Film and Television Institute of Pune in the year 1997. He was the one to start his career slowly and gradually. Initially, he worked as an assistant cinematographer and assisted in the Malayalam film ‘ Pranayavarnangal’ which was released in the year 1998.

The director of the movie was Sibi Malayil. Rajeev learnt a lot under him and then in 2001 he tried his hand independently in the Bollywood industry. He worked as the cinematographer for the movie Chandni Bar by Madhur Bhandarkar (the movie depicted the gritty life of the underworld and dance bars of Mumbai, it was a multi-starrer movie). The film was a success. He also worked for many other Bollywood films in collaboration with the very talented director Anurag Kashyap.

All of the films gained fame and money. Rajeev had become a perfect cinematographer now. In the successful years of his life, he married the talented film actress and director Geetu Mohandas (actual name is Gayatri Mohandas and is a famous film heroine and a director. With her husband, she directed the super hit film Liar’s Dice on November 14, 2009. In 2013, he became the proud father of a beautiful girl which the couple named Aradhana. As a producer, Rajeev gave a hit Hindi feature film ‘ID’, which was directed by Kamal KM.

Not only did the film earn name, fame, and money but it gave Rajeev immense success as well. As the co-producer of the film, he felt the sense of pride because ID was featured in Busan International Film Festival (a significant film festival in Asia which introduces new films, actors and directors) in South Korea. Rajeev also received many awards as a cinematographer and a producer. Bombay Velvet, Udta Punjab, Liar's Dice, Bombay Talkies, etc. are the films for which he had operated the camera well.

He received appreciation in the form of National Film Award for best cinematography for the movie Liar's Dice in 2014 and also the Filmfare Award for best cinematography for the film ‘Dev D’. In the year 2013, he came up with his first project as a director, Annayum Rasoolum (Malayalam Romance film starring Fahadh Faasil and Andrea Jeremiah in lead roles.). Ravi also wrote the screenplay for the film. The movie was well applauded by the Malayalam industry. He also directed films like Njan Steve Lopez and Kammatti Paadam recently.

Apart from winning some of the prestigious awards, he was also nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Asia-Pacific Film Awards, and Asian Film Awards as the best cinematographer. Only a few number of people were aware of the fact that he also used to help in writing the scripts for the films. The actors and actresses who worked under him always praised his spirit of work and his enthusiasm towards life.

Sujith Vasudev Malayalam Actor

Sujith Vasudev

Sujith Vasudev is one of the most renowned names in the field of cinematography and is known for his works in Malayalam and Tamil movies such as City of God, Molly Aunty Rocks, Papanasam, Amar Akbar Anthony, among many others. Sujith Vasudev was born in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and is an ardent fan of the works of legends such as M. T. Vasudev Nair, Cherukadu, and Valsala. Vasudev has also publicly stated his desire to work with A. R. Rahman, and is a staunch follower of artists such as Zakir Hussain, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, and M. S. Subbulakshmi. Vasudev, in an interview, said that he was inspired by movies such as Shakespeare in Love, The Cow, The Duelist, and “Amelie,” among many others. Vasudev started his career in cinema as a cinematographer in 2009 with the Sunil Madhav-directed “Nayanam,” followed by Sanjeevan’s “Chekavar.” But it was in 2010 that Vasudev got noticed for his works in the Prithviraj and Indrajith starrer “City of God.” The film was written by Babu Janardhanan, and also featured Swetha Menon, Rima Kallingal, and Rajeev Pillai, among many others. In 2012, Vasudev was the cinematographer for the Aneesh Anwar-directed “Mullamottum Munthiricharum,” which also saw actors such as Thilakan, Tini Tom, and Kalasala Babu, among many others. In the same year, Vasudev was the man behind the camera for Ranjith Shankar’s “Molly Aunty Rocks,” which saw Revathy as the protagonist. 2013 saw Vasudev as the cinematographer for the Jayasurya starrer “Punyaalan Agarbathis,” Jeethu Joseph’s “Memories” and the Antony Perumbavoor-directed “Drishyam.” Vasudev was the recipient of critical acclamation for his work in “Drishyam.” In the year 2014, Vasudev worked on projects such as “7th Day” and “Anarkali,” both of which saw Prithviraj as the protagonist. 2015 saw Vasudev as the cinematographer of the Nadirsha directed “Amar Akbar Antony.” Vasudev has also written and directed “James & Alice,” which is slated to release in 2010

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Anandakuttan

Anandakuttan, is basically from Kochi, Kerala who stepped into the tremendous field of cinema in Malayalam as a cinematographer. Unfortunately, he is no more but still lives in the hearts of many souls. He died in February 2016. His wife was Geethamani and he also had a son, Sreekumar and two daughters named Neelima and Karthika. It is said that he had a cardiac arrest on a peaceful Sunday morning at a private hospital. His body was cremated at Ravipuram the next day. He showcased his photographic skills when he was in his eighth grade. His skills were identified when he clicked pictures at the funeral procession of Manathu Padmanaban with a Click III camera. The pictures were so good that a local studio displayed it on their display screen in their lobby for a couple of weeks. After his schooling and higher secondary education, he was trained formally in photography to enhance his skills. Later he chose his career to be his passion and worked hard enough to make a mark.. Before his death, he resided at Ambelipapadam, near Vyttila. Born at Vazhappilli, adjacent to Chagganassery in 1954, he stepped into cinema industry and applied for the post of assistant camera man in Chennai and thereby, worked for the famous cameraman, K. Ramachandra Babu. His achievement of filming 12 movies in Malayalam, sequentially in a year has stunned every person in the early 1990’s. He has worked with leading directors and actors.. He filmed many movies like, ‘His Highness Abdullah,’ ‘Bharatham,’ ‘Kamaladalam,’ ‘Sadayam,’ and ‘Chronic Bachelor.’ He was interviewed by the people, for the famous newspaper magazine ‘The HINDU’ where he had to recall his career and childhood. The very first film he taped when he stepped into the industry was ‘Manasil Oru Mayil’ directed by Chandrakumar in 1977. He worked his whole life as a renowned cinematographer at Anandakuttan Foundation and directed films that hit the blockbusters . Sources say that initially he had cancer and eventually he had a cardiac arrest which became the cause of his death.

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