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.