V. Manikandan

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Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 47)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation cinematographer

V. Manikandan is a leading cinematographer hailing from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has worked as the cinematographer for a number of major box office hits in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. He is an acclaimed ad film cinematographer with more than 3000 ad films to his credit. He won the Best Cinematographer award [filmfare award] for the movie Anniyan. His debut movie was Atharmam (Tamil) in 1994. He has been congratulated by industry's most acclaimed directors like Mani Ratnam and S. Shankar. In a function Mani Ratnam said "Yes - he is one of the good cinematographers in India". V. Manikandan was nominated for Asia Pacific Cine Awards(ASPA) for his work in Raavanan/Raavan in 2010 for Best Cinematography. He has won Apsara award for best cinematography for Raavan in 2011. He is the younger brother of Painter V. Jeevananthan, A National Awardee for his Book On Cinema 'Thiraicheelai' in the National film Awards 2010.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

  • 2005 Won for Best Cinematography for the film Anniyan
  • 2007 Nominated for Best Cinematography for the film Om Shanti Om

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Won Best Cinematography Award for the film Raavan


Asia Pacific Cine Awards(ASPA)[edit]

  • 2010 Nominated for Best Cinematography for the film Raavanan

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Won Best Cinematography Award for the film Ra.One

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