Jeeva Shankar was an Indian director and cinematographer. He had made his contribution to the Tamil film industry. He has even been a part of Malayalam and Telugu movies and had earned a good name in the movies. In the span of his career, he is mainly known for his work with the director like Priyadarshan. He was born in Chennai. He started his career as a cinematographer in the Malayalam film industry. His first movie was Abhimanyu. The movie was an action drama and had released in 1991. The film starred superstar Mohanlal. Abhimanyu was directed by Priyadarshan. He was the most preferred cinematographer of director Shankar. The two have collaborated for many movies and have given great hits which were appreciated by the critics and the audience. They have worked in many movies such as ‘
’ ‘Kadhalan’ ‘Indian’ and many more. He had received the Best Cinematographer award from the state of Tamil Nadu State for the movie ‘Kadhalan’ which was a work together with director Shankar.
He played the role of a director as well the cinematographer for all the movies he directed. His first directorial film was ‘12B,’ in 2001. It was a Tamil romantic movie and starred Jyothika, Simran in the lead roles. His second film was Hindi movie ‘
.’ With his movie, he made a move to the Bollywood industry and enhanced and widens his work. The movie starred
. Run was a remake of a Tamil movie and was produced by
and wife Sridevi. His other movies include Ullam Ketkumae and
, which have a huge hit at the theaters. He got married to Anneesha. The couple has two children Sana Mariam and Aalia. Jeeva had changed his religion at the time of his wedding and converted to Islam. In 2007, he went to Russia for some work and met with acute cardiac arrest and died at the age of 43. His sudden death had shocked his family as well the industry. Many producers, directors, and people from the industry had showed their sadness and pain for his sudden demise. During the time before demise, he was working on the movie Dhaam Dhoom, which was his last movie. After his death, the movie was completed by is assistant, and wife Anneesha with the help of cinematographer P. C. Sriram. The movie was a tribute to Jeeva and had received good feedback from the audience.