|Alma mater||Film 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
Santosh grew up in the town of Changanacherry in Kerala. 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. 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) 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).
|2017||Welcome to New York (2018 film)||Hindi||Shared Title |
|2013||Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story|||
|2010||Tere Bin Laden|
|2005||Waqt: The Race Against Time|
|2004||Rok Sako To Rok Lo|
|2000||Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa|
|1998||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
Awards and nominations
Asianet Film Awards
2005- [ star screen award #best cinematography award for pinjar
- "Cinema : Keralite behind the `Krrish' magic". The Hindu. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Santosh Thundiyil speaks on life and movies". Oneindia Entertainment. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
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