The movies which we see on the screen look so great because of not only the ones in front of the camera but also the ones behind it, and here Nettv4u brings you another biography of an Indian cinematographer who has given his life to the Bollywood film industry and never expected anything in return. Velrajan, also known by the name R. Velraj, was born on 21st October 1969 under the Libra star sign in Thirunagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. For schooling, he went to PKN Boys Higher Secondary School, Thirunagar. After completing his schooling, Velraj went to Madurai Sourashtra College, Madurai for completing his graduation.
He had the spark to be a photographer from his childhood, and during college days he got the opportunity to make enough connections, and he started working as an assistant to the cinematographer, Tirru and assisted him in a few of Tamil language movies, and they celebrated "Aalavandhan" together. He came into Hindi language films with 23rd March 1931with "Shaheed" in the year 2002. Then came "Supari" followed by our favorite comedy movie, "
Phir Hera Pheri". In 2007, he won Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer for the film "
Polladhavan". He worked in Malayalam language films called "Malabar Wedding" and "Kandhar".
The film "Aadukalam" of Tamil language, brought fame to his career. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer- South in the year 2011 and Vikatan Award for Best Cinematographer as well. He received Vikatan Award for another Tamil movie "Engeyum Eppodhum". He worked in Kannada language film "Savaari" in 2012. He was the cinematographer for films like "Naan Rajavaga Pogiren", "
Naiyaandi", "Ethir Neecha"l, "
Velaiyilla Pattathari", "
Vai Raja Vai". His upcoming films are "
Mariyappan" about to release in English and Tamil language and "
Power Paandi", coming in the year 2017.
He has appeared as an actor for special appearances in two of the films which are "
Pugazh" and "Naan Rajavaga Pogiren". He In the year 2014, he made his debut as a director in the Tamil film called "Velaiyilla Pattathari", and he received SIIMA Award for Best Debut Director. His other directorial movie is "
Thangamagan", released in the year 2015. He wrote stories for both of the films directed by him, and they received good responses. His fans expect more films from him as a director and cinematographer and promise to support him always.