P. S. Nivas

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OccupationCinematographer, Film director, Producer

P. S. Nivas is an Indian cinematographer, film director and film producer who has worked in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi cinema.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Kozhikode, Nivas graduated from the St. Joseph's College, Devagiri and went on to do a diploma in motion picture photography from the Institute of Film Technology, Adayar, Madras. He started his film career as an operative camera man in P. N. Menon's Malayalam film, Kuttyedathi (1971). He apprenticed under Ashok Kumar in films such as Mappusakshi (1972), Chembarathi (1972) and Babu Nanthankode's Swapnam (1973). His first film as an independent cinematographer was Sathyathinte Nizhalil, directed by Nanthankode. Nivas was awarded the National Film Award for Best Cinematography (Black and White) for the 1976 Malayalam film Mohiniyaattam.

Nivas made his Tamil cinema debut with P. Bharathiraja's 16 Vayathinile (1977). He went on to work with the director in films such as Kizhake Pogum Rail (1978), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Solva Sawan (1978) and Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979). He also photographed C. V. Sridhar's Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu and its Telugu remake, Vayasu Pilichindi (1978). In 1978, he won the Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer the Telugu film, Nimajjanam. He also worked with K. Viswanath in Saagara Sangamam (1983).


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