Ravi K. Chandran
|Ravi K. Chandran|
|Born||Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation||Cinematographer, Film Director|
Ravi K. Chandran is an Indian cinematographer, and director known for his works in Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood. His widely known works in Tamil are Minsaara Kanavu (1997), Punaradhivasam (1999), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Citizen (2001), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Boys (2003), Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004) in Tamil language
His best known works in Bollywood are Virasat (1997), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Yuva (2004), Paheli (2004), Black (2005), Fanaa (2006), and Saawariya (2007). Ravi has won two Filmfare Awards and one Southern Filmfare Award.
Ravi K. Chandran was born in the village Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu as the youngest child. Following graduating from the A. M. Jain College in 1982, Ravi K. Chandran started his career in the film industry. In addition to this, he works as the Director of Photography of many music videos and ad films. He began his career by assisting his brother, K. Ramachandra Babu and later turned into an independent cinematographer in 1992 by filming Kilukkampetti, a Malayalam film directed by Shaji Kailas. Later he donned camera for a more Shaji Kailas directorials including Thalasthanam, Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans, Ekalavyan, Mafia and The King. His entry into Tamil cinema was in 1994 through Honest Raj starring Vijayakanth.
Awards and nominations
- 1998: Best Cinematographer - Virasat
- 2002: Best Cinematographer – South - Kannathil Muthamittal
- 2006: Best Cinematographer - Black
- 2002: Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Cinematography - Dil Chahta Hai
- 2004: Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography - Yuva
- 2004: Nominated, Best Cinematography - Calcutta Mail
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