K. V. Anand is a director in South Indian Film Industry. He was born to Anasuya Venkatesan and Venkatesan in 1966. He grew up to study his Masters in Visual Communications in a very famous college called Loyola College, Chennai. As a Master's degree holder in Visual communication, he began his career as a cinematographer. He was a photojournalist for a short while. He started cinematography in the 1990s. He worked for more than 15 movies in both south and Bollywood film industries. He had won a National Film Award for Best Cinematography with his very first movie Thenmavin Kombath. When he entered the direction for movies, he wanted to do unique films. His debut movie as a director Kana Kandaen (2005) got appreciations even from the critics. He made his image clear and loudly felt in the industry with his second movie Ayan (2009) which was a good hit. The third film too was a hit in a row. His third film was Ko (2011). He has a unique way of scriptwriting. He is known for writing 6 drafts before finalizing one. Even in the cinematography field, he is known for his exceptional skills with lighting techniques. He is also very much appreciated for his ability to narrate stories just by proper utilization of Visuals. In addition to Tamil movies, Anand has worked for Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi movies as a cinematographer. His movie Maattrraan starring Suriya, Kajal Agarwal has gained him much lime light in a positive way. His latest movie with Tamil superstar Dhanush , Anegan released in Feb'2015 and made it a good hit. Anand says he is a thorough believer in commercial cinema and will never be willing to make any other kind of cinema.
In 2017, KV Anand directed a political thriller film, “
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, Madonna Sebastian, T Rajendar, “
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.” The film was a super hit and was a good comeback for TR and a decent hit in the career of Vijay Sethupathi. In 2019, he directed a film, “Kaappaan” with “
,” Suriya, “
. It is also a political thriller that reached the audience well. After Ayan and Maattraan, he joined Suriya for the third time. Anand started his career as a cinematographer in Mohanlal’s Thenmavin Kombath and after a long time, he joined Mohanlal in Kaappaan. But this time as a director.
K V Anand is married and has two children, Sneha and Sadhana. On 24th April 2021, he was admitted to a hospital in Chennai due to Covid19 complications. K V Anand suffered a massive cardiac arrest on 30th April 2021 and died around 3 am.