Rajeev Ravi

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Rajeev Ravi
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India, Pune
Years active1998–present
(m. 2009)
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Cinematography (2013)

Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer, director, and producer from Kochi, Kerala. He's best known for his work in Hindi and Malayalam films.[1] After graduating from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1997, he started his career by assisting in the Malayalam film, Pranayavarnangal (1998) shot by Santosh Thundiyil. He debuted as a cinematographer with the film Chandni Bar (2001), when he was launched by producer R. Mohan (GoodKnight Mohan) when the original cinematographer Venu had date clashes. The film was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar.[citation needed]

Ravi is known for his collaboration with director Anurag Kashyap. They have collaborated in several commercial and art films in Hindi cinema.[2] In 2012, he co-produced the Hindi feature film ID. The film premiered in the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.[3] Ravi won the 2010 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography for Anurag Kashyap's Dev.D.[4] In 2013, he received the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for Liar's Dice directed by his wife Geetu Mohandas.[5][6]

Rajeev made his debut as a director with the Malayalam film Annayum Rasoolum (2013).[7] Rajeev Ravi's second feature film, Njan Steve Lopez was released in 2014. In March 2016, Ravi completed filming of Kammatipaadam, starring Dulquer Salman, which was released on 20 May 2016.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

He married Malayalam film actress and director Geetu Mohandas. The couple has a daughter named Aradhana. He holds a diploma in cinematography from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. Rajeev has vitiligo, an autoimmune disease which causes white patches on the skin through pigmentation loss.


Year Award Category Work
2014 National Film Award for Best Cinematography Liar's Dice
2010 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography Dev D[10]


As cinematographer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2001 Chandni Bar Hindi Debut
2002 Sesham Malayalam Debut in Malayalam cinema
2003 The Bypass Silent Short film
Anyar Malayalam
Chakram Malayalam
2004 Jana Tamil Debut in Tamil cinema
Rasikan Malayalam
Quotation Malayalam
2006 Palak Hindi
Classmates Malayalam
2007 No Smoking Hindi
2008 Haal–e–dil Hindi
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Malayalam
Mumbai Cutting Hindi
Dev.D Hindi Won Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography
Gulaal Hindi
99 Hindi
2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots Hindi
2012 Ivan Megharoopan Malayalam
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 Hindi
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 Hindi
2013 Bombay Talkies Hindi
Segment - Murabba
5 Sundarikal Malayalam Segment - Gauri
Monsoon Shootout Hindi
2014 Liar's Dice Hindi Won National Film Award for Best Cinematography
2015 Bombay Velvet Hindi
2016 Udta Punjab Hindi
2017 Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Malayalam
Mukkabaaz Hindi
2018 Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India Telugu Debut in Telugu cinema
2019 Virus Malayalam
Moothon Malayalam
Bilingual film
Gaadi Sinhala
2021 Bell Bottom Hindi
2022 Thuramukham Malayalam Also director
Cuttputlli Hindi
2023 Selfiee Hindi
Paradise English
2025 Toxic Kannada

As director[edit]

Year Film Cast Language Notes
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Fahadh Faasil , Andrea Jeremiah, Sunny Wayne Malayalam Debut film
2014 Njan Steve Lopez Farhaan Faasil, Ahaana Krishna, Alencier Ley Lopez Malayalam
2016 Kammatti Paadam Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan, Shaun Romy, Manikandan R. Achari Malayalam [11]
2022 Kuttavum Shikshayum Asif Ali (actor), Alencier Ley Lopez, Sunny Wayne, Sharaf U Dheen, Senthil Krishna Malayalam
2023 Thuramukham Nivin Pauly, Indrajith Sukumaran, Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George, Arjun Ashokan Malayalam

As co-producer[edit]



  1. ^ "Dulquer teams up with Rajeev Ravi". RediffMovies. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Rajeev Ravi in viewfinder". OnManorama. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ Manju (25 May 2022). "Rajeev Ravi Biography Including Age, Photos and Family". Blaze News.
  4. ^ "I don't do film with superstars". The New Indian Express. 9 March 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "61st National Film Awards Announced: Live Update". Zee News. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  6. ^ "61st National Film Awards For 2014" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  7. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (4 January 2013). "Love in Kochi". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  8. ^ Ipe, Ann (28 March 2016). "Unplanned Entry into Films". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  9. ^ James, Anu (11 February 2016). "Shaun Romy as Dulquer Salmaan's Pair in Rajeev Ravi's "Kammatti Paadam"". International Business Times. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Pompom.in".
  11. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (2 June 2016). "How GREEN was my city". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  12. ^ UR, Arya (24 June 2017). "Shane Nigam- Rajeev Ravi film is titled as 'Eeda'". Times of India. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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