V. Manikandan

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Born ((birth date january 13))
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 the 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 Artist V. Jeevananthan, A National Awardee for his Book On Cinema 'Thiraicheelai' in the National film Awards 2010.


Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Hindi
Mukunda 2014 Telugu
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Hindi
Ra.One 2011 Hindi 9th Annual Central European Bollywood Award(ACEBA-2012) - Won for Best Cinematography
Khatta Meetha 2010 Hindi
Raavanan 2010 Tamil Asia Pacific Cine Awards(ASPA) - Nominated for best Cinematography
Raavan 2010 Hindi Apsara award - Won for best cinematography.
Billu Barber 2009 Hindi
Om Shanti Om 2007 Hindi Filmfare Award - Nominated for Best Cinematography
Police 2005 Malayalam
Anniyan 2005 Tamil Filmfare Award - Won for Best Cinematography
Main Hoon Na 2004 Hindi
Kuch Naa Kaho 2003 Hindi
Boys 2003 Tamil
Pennin Manathai Thottu 2000 Tamil
Asuravamsam 1997 Malayalam
Mr. Romeo 1996 Tamil
Sengottai 1996 Tamil
Sarigamapathani 1995 Tamil
Adharmam 1994 Tamil

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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