Cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi is the daughter of a popular filmmaker BR Panthulu. Her mother Andalammal is a homemaker. Vijayalakshmi has a brother Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. >> Read More... and he is working in the Kannada film industry as a filmmaker.

Vijayalakshmi started her career as an interior designer. Later, she developed an interest in cinematography and joined the film school. Vijayalakshmi is Asia’s first woman cinematographer. She joined Ashok Kumar, a popular cinematographer as an assistant in the year 1980 for the film Nenjathai Killathe. Within three Years, she had completed thirty films as an assistant to Ashok.

She had helped the movies Kai Kodukkum Kai starring " Rajinikanth 'Rajinikanth' is the name that is known in >> Read More... " and Pillai Nila Pillai Nila is a successfully running teleserial i >> Read More... featuring " Mohan Mohan was born as Mohan Rao in ITI Colony in Banga >> Read More... " and " Nalini Nalini or Rani in real life is a South Indian ac >> Read More... " with the clash work. She made her debut as an independent cinematographer in 1985 in the film Chinna Veedu directed by “ K Bhagyaraj K Bhagyaraj is the name well known to all the film >> Read More... .” This offer came to her as Bhagayaraj was impressed with her work in Darling Darling Darling. Vijayalakshmi had worked in 22 films as a cinematographer. Vijayalakshmi is not only a cinematographer but a screenplay writer and director too.

Her first script work was for a Malayalam film, Daddy, which had Arvind Swamy Arvind Swamy is one of the finest actors from Indi >> Read More... and Gautami Tadimalla Gautami Tadimalla is an actress who had a lot of c >> Read More... in the lead roles. She made her debut as the director in Paatu Paada Va, a film that had “SP Balasubrahmanyam” and “ Rahman Rahman also known as Rashin Rahman, is a famous So >> Read More... ” in the lead roles. The songs were super hits and the story was unique too. Vijayalakshmi was elated as the film got its honor in the international arena. It was screened at the International Film Festival of India. She had directed hit TV series too.

Vijayalakshmi has directed serials including Vasantham Colony, Maya Machindra Maya Machindra was a TV series directed by Indian >> Read More... , and Velan. Vijayalakshmi is the creative head of the Indian Music Company, Saregama. After few years, she was appointed as the business head of the TV Software Division of Saregama. Vijayalakshmi is married to Sunil Kumar Sunil Kumar is an Oriya film actor and producer. H >> Read More... and he belongs to the film industry and yes, he is a sound recordist. The couple has a son.

After her second directorial venture, Basket in 2002, Viji didn’t work on films. She reentered the film industry in 2018 with Ahbiyum Anuvum and this is a multilingual film in Malayalam titled as Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum.