Santosh Thundiyil

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Santosh Thundiyil
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Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India

Santosh Thundiyil is one of the most celebrated and famous contemporary Indian cinematographers, with more than six block busters and lots of artistic films in his profile. He is best known for films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Devadoothan (2000), Krrish (2006), Pinjar (2003), Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Jai Ho (2014).rustom 2016

Early life and education[edit]

Santosh grew up in the town of Changanacherry in Kerala.[1] He was a student of Sacred Heart English Medium School and graduated in chemistry from St. Berchman's College, Changanacherry. Santosh did his post graduate diploma in cinematography from the prestigious FTII, Pune in India in 1994.[1] As a student, he was selected for representing Asia in the second European seminar for student directors of photography conducted in the National Film School,Hungary in Budapest, under Oscar-winning British Cinematographer billy williams (Gandhi) Dean Cundey.


Santosh, who has assisted renowned directors of photography like Govind Nihlani, Venu and Binod Pradhan, also has a number of commercials and documentary films to his credit. He is trained under Oscar winning Billy Williams (Gandhi) and Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park)[1][2] representing the country in the second European Seminar for Student Directors of Photography. Now as he continues his profession he is also a visiting Professor in countless prestigious National Institutes like Indian Institute of Technology,MUMBAI (IIT MUMBAI) and Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (FTII, Pune).


Year Title Language Notes
2018 Neerali Malayalam [3]
2017 Welcome to New York (2018 film) Hindi Shared Title [4]
2016 Rustom [5]
2014 Jai Ho [6]
2013 Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story [7]
2012 Rowdy Rathore
2011 Patiala House
2010 Tere Bin Laden
2010 Pyaar Impossible
2009 Luck
2008 Aakasha Gopuram Malayalam
2006 Palunku
2006 Krrish Hindi
2005 Kaal
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time
2004 Rok Sako To Rok Lo
2003 Pinjar
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
2000 Devadoothan Malayalam
1999 Hello Brother Hindi
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1998 Pranayavarnangal Malayalam

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Award

Asianet Film Awards

2005- [ star screen award #best cinematography award for pinjar


  1. ^ a b c "Cinema : Keralite behind the `Krrish' magic". The Hindu. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  2. ^ "Santosh Thundiyil speaks on life and movies". Oneindia Entertainment. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
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