|R. Rathnavelu, ISC|
Rathnavelu in 2012
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
R. Rathnavelu, ISC is an Indian cinematographer who has worked predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films. His work in films such as Rangasthalam , Chiranjeevi Khaidi No. 150 , Nandha, Vaaranam Aayiram, Enthiran, and 1: Nenokkadine fetched him wide recognition. He has garnered two Filmfare Awards South, the Vijay Awards, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, and the SIIMA Award for his works.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and completed the three year Diploma in Film Technology in cinematography from the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute.He assisted Cinematographer Abdul Rahman and then went on to assist Rajeev Menon.
|2001||Nandha||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - South|
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer
|2008||Vaaranam Aayiram||Tamil||Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer|
|2010||Enthiran||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - South|
|2014||1-Nenokkadine||Telugu||Won SIIMA Award for Best Cinematography - Telugu|
|2017||Khaidi No. 150||Telugu||.|
|2019||Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Telugu
- "I adore Rajinikanth: Rathnavelu". The Times of India.
- "Interview with R. Rathnavelu - Telugu cinema cinematographer".
- Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi. "Khaidi No.150: Chiranjeevi returns in style".
- Krishnamoorthy, Suresh. "Light, camera and a lens to top it all".