Birthday: 29-03-1982
Age: 37
Star sign: Aries

Sandeep Madhavan, who was earlier known as Sandeep Kurissery is a film sound designer, location sound recordist and a sound editor. He worked for many popular filmmakers in the south. Sandeep was born on March 29th 1982 in Vanchiyoor in Trivandrum, Kerala to Mohan Kurissery and Retnakala.

Kurissery Gopala Pillai (author and scholar) was his paternal grandfather and Dr. R.P Chittezham, an ayurvedic physician was his maternal grandfather. Sandeep studied at SMV High School, Trivandrum and completed his graduation from Govt. Arts College which is also situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Sandeep did his diploma in Journalism and Mass communication from University of Kerala.

He discusses about films whenever he meets his cousin and a Prashanth Vijay. His passion for audio encouraged him to take up a diploma in audio engineering which he completed from SAI Technology College, Chennai. Sandeep is active in the industry from 2003 onwards. He started his career in Kairali Tv.

He did an amazing recording work in shows like Thaaraattu and Kottayam Nazeer Show. It was in 2006, that Sandeep started working with Mazhavil Manorama. He worked in documentaries and short films as a sound recordist, sound designer and also as a musician. Sanedeep was associated with ‘Kaathoram’ a free audiobook initiative in Malayalam. Sandeep and Jiji P Joseph won the 2014 Kerala State Film award for the location sound recording in the film Oraalppokkam.

Both of them won the award again in 2015 for the movie Ozhivudivasathe Kali. They never used fancy or expensive equipment, but used basic microphones and recording equipment for their work without compromising the quality.

Sandeep worked with Girish Kasaravallim, Shaji N Karun and Vipin Vijay who are among one of the best filmmakers in South India. Sandeep currently resides in Alappuzha, and is married to Ramya who is a journalist by profession. The couple has a son, Madhav.

P M Satheesh Malayalam Actor

P M Satheesh

P.M. Satheesh was born in Kollam, Kerala, India. He is an Indian film sound designer, mixer and sound editor. In the year 1999, he received the National award for being the best sound design and recording artist for his work in Kumar Talkies. He has been known to work for Hollywood, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films. He completed his graduation from the National Film and Television Institute which is located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. In the past, he has worked as a sound recordist and sound designer on multiple documentaries for reputed companies such as BBC channel, National Geographic, Channel 4, CBC and National Film Board of Canada. He has also worked on featured films such as Dreaming Lhasa, Fakir of Venice, Mangal Pandey: The Rising and 15 Park Avenue. For the past six years he has been known to hold an exclusive contract with MTV India for creating sounds for broadcasts and live music events. He is the Founder and Chief sound designer for Fireflys Post Sound. Over the past two decades of his experience in local sound and sound design P.M. Satheesh has established Scuba Location Sound. He painstakingly has established this company putting together sound equipment which is high end and also about a dozen freelance sound recordists who work under this guidance. This set up of his allows Scuba to record location sounds for documentation and television purposes where there isn’t much time left for post dubbing. This set up of his was a revolution in the sound business and braving all the logistical nightmares that could come their way P.M. Satheesh used Professional tools on location in the Himalaya for a multi-task hard disk recording that he was doing for Dreaming Lhasa which is a Tibetan featured film. According to P.M. Satheesh, the film Baahubali was one of the few films which gave a lot of importance to the sound recordings in it. While recording sounds for the picture, they gave up the idea of shooting with synchronized sound as the dialogue delivery had to be modified accordingly. The sound team later decided on embedding several types of microphones across the whole set to record the ambiance sound. This according to him lends the film a natural feel. As these sounds aren’t available in the market, it gives the movie a sense of authenticity which could otherwise be a challenge for a sound designer.

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Shajith Koyeri

Born to parents Soma Sundaran and Rathibayi in Punnol, Kerala, Shajith grew up to become a sound designer. He is famous for sync sound technique in Indian cinema. He has carved himself a niche in Foley editing and pre-mixing. He completed his higher studies from Brennan College in Thalassery, and currently lives in Mumbai. He was disabled with rheumatoid arthritis when he was 13 years old, and was confined to his home. While visiting Mumbai with his sister, the natural vibe of the city grew upon him, he shifted his base to Mumbai in 1999. His illness required him to discontinue his studies. He continued fighting, his thirst to learn quenched by a local library in Kannur. His achievements speak momentously of his efforts which includes sound designing for Bollywood’s acclaimed movies like ‘Maqbool,’ ‘Haider,’ ‘Mangal Pandey,’ ‘Omkara,’ ‘Kaminey,’ and many more. He worked independently for the movie ‘Perfect Husband’ in 2003. Apart from sound designing in mainstream cinemas, he has also worked in documentaries and short films which had been screened at famous film festivals across the world. All the movies Koyeri has worked on features a delicate balance between silence and noise. He rendered music for the famous kiss between Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan in the movie ‘Ishqiya.’ The crime drama ‘Talwar’ based on the double murder case in Noida fetched Shajith Koyeri a Filmfare award in 2016. He worked with the Oscar award-winner Resul Pookutty for eight years to encourage sound designing in India. Shajith claims that Resul was very supportive and helpful, and he even congratulated Shajith when he won the National Award. He was approached by several other directors for sound designing since, sound plays a significant role in movies. He had won the National Film Award and Filmfare award for ‘Omkara’ in 2006, IIFA awards for ‘Barfi’ in 2013, Star Guild Awards for ‘Haider’ in 2015, and Star Screen Award for ‘Rangoon’ and ‘Dangal’ in 2017. In 2011, Shajith was working on a Hollywood science fiction film named ‘Dam 999’ whose sound designing was done in Belgium. He said that the project was a little challenging since the movie involved a lot of dynamics like the sound of a bridge collapsing, and ensured that they used various sound elements to make it realistic. He has also worked on ‘Someday,’ an Indian-English movie, and Sohan Roy’s movie named Saint Dracula. Shajith Koyeri believes that technology advancements are only there to assist and it all depends on individual thoughts and creativity which can make one stand out unique in the crowd. He says that sound has to be understood first. He specifically wants to thank his sister and his friends for making him stay in Mumbai which ultimately led him to make a mark in sound designing.

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