21 October 1969
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Velraj (Tamil: ஆர்.வேல்ராஜ்) is an Indian cinematographer who was born in a village called Kutthiyar Kundu near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. At his early stage, he was associated with cinematographer Tirru and worked in several Tamil films as assistant cinematographer, notably alavandhan etc., also worked mainly in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films including Polladhavan, Aadukalam, Kandahar and Engeyum Eppodhum.
Filmography as Cinematographer
|2002||23rd March 1931: Shaheed||Hindi||Ra Operator|
|2006||Phir Hera Pheri||Hindi|
|2007||Polladhavan||Tamil||Winner, Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer|
|2008||Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi||Hindi|
|2011||Aadukalam||Tamil||Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer – South
Winner, Vikatan Award For Best Cinematographer
|2011||Engeyum Eppodhum||Tamil||Winner, Vikatan Award For Best Cinematographer|
|2013||Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||Tamil|
|2014||Velaiyilla Pattathari||Tamil||As a Director & Cinematographer, (post-production)|
- 2007- Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer for Pollathavan
- 2011- Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer – South for Aadukalam.
- 2011- SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer for Aadukalam