K. V. Anand is a director in South Indian Film Industry. He was born in the family of Anasuya Venkataraman 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 degree holder in Visual communication, he began his career as a cinematographer. He was a photo journalist for a short while. He started cinematography in 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 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. Third film too was a hit in a row. His third film was Ko (2011).
He has a unique way of script writing. He is known for writing 6 drafts before finalizing one. Even in 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 of commercial cinema and will never be willing to make any other kind of cinema.