Ravi K. Chandran

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Ravi K. Chandran
Ravi K Chandran (cropped).jpg
Born Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Cinematographer, Film Director
Years active 1992—present
Title ISC
Website http://www.ravikchandran.com

Ravi K. Chandran is an Indian cinematographer, and director known for his works in Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood.[1] 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[2]

His best known works in Bollywood are Virasat (1997), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Yuva (2004), Paheli (2004), Black (2005), Fanaa (2006), and Saawariya (2007).[3] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Ravi Chandran is the younger brother of K. Ramachandra Babu, who himself is a noted cinematographer.[4] He is married to Hemalata and currently resides in Chennai with his two sons.


As Cinematographer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1992 Arthana Malayalam
Priyapetta Kukku
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans
Injakkadan Mathai & Sons
Customs Diary
1994 Honest Raj Tamil
1995 Aksharam Malayalam
The King Malayalam
1997 Virasat Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer
Minsaara Kanavu Tamil Co-cinemtographer
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Hindi
Major Saab
1999 Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Malayalam
2000 Snip! Hindi
Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Hindi
Citizen Tamil
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Hindi Nominated - Star Screen Award for Best Cinematography
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer – South
ITFA Best Cinematographer Award
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Hindi
2003 Calcutta Mail Nominated - Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography
Koi... Mil Gaya
Boys Tamil
2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu
2005 Black Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer
2006 Fanaa
2007 Saawariya
2008 Firaaq
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi German Public Bollywood Award for Best Cinematography
2010 My Name Is Khan
Anjaana Anjaani
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl For One Song
7aum Arivu Tamil
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Hindi
2017 Ok Jaanu
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu

As Director[edit]

Film Year Language
Yaan 2014 Tamil

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Awards/Filmfare Awards South
Star Screen Awards
  • 2002: Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Cinematography - Dil Chahta Hai
Zee Cine Awards
Vijay Awards


  1. ^ "Ravi K Chandran's Moroccan dreams". indiatimes.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Why ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran turned director". rediff.com. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Ravi K. Chandran". www.sify.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  4. ^ Subramanian, Karthik (2011-10-29). "Fame by frame". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 

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