September 21, 1963|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Died||26 June 2007|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer|
Jeeva began his career as a cinematographer in the Malayalam film Abhimanyu starring Mohanlal and went on to film over 20 films including his own directorials. He was director Shankar's usual cinematographer in his early years and Jeeva's work in Shankar's Kadhalan fetched him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer. He had also collaborated several times with director Priyadarshan.
The four completed films he directed, namely 12B, Run (Hindi version), Ullam Ketkumae and Unnale Unnale, have become blockbusters. He died after suffering acute cardiac arrest in Russia on 26 June at the age of 43. At the time of his death, he was busy with the final schedule of his latest film, Dhaam Dhoom. The film was completed by his assistant, Manikandan, his wife Anees and cinematographer P. C. Sriram. He is survived by his wife, Anees and two children, Sana Mariam and Aalia.
- As director
|2001||12B||Shaam, Simran, Jyothika, Suniel Shetty||Also cinematographer|
|2004||Run||Vijay Raaz, Bhumika Chawla||Also cinematographer|
|2005||Ullam Ketkumae||Shaam, Asin, Laila, Arya, Pooja||Also cinematographer|
|2007||Unnale Unnale||Vinay, Sadha, Tanisha Mukherjee||Also cinematographer|
|2008||Dhaam Dhoom||Jayam Ravi, Kangana Ranaut, Lakshmi Rai||Also cinematographer
- As cinematographer
- Abhimanyu (Malayalam; 1991)
- Gentleman (1993)
- Kadhalan (1994)
- Aasai (1995)
- Indian (1996)
- Ullaasam (1997)
- Chandralekha (Malayalam; 1997)
- Vaali (1999)
- Kushi (2000)
- Snegithiye (2000)
- Hera Pheri (Hindi; 2000)
- Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (Hindi; 2001)
- Run (2002)
- Sandakozhi (2005)
- Sachien (2005)
- Bhagam Bhag (Hindi; 2006)
- "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!".
- "Jeeva will live on…". 29 June 2007 – via The Hindu.
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