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Summary of qualifications
1972 - 1974 - P.D.C. - St. Michael's College, Cherthala

1974 - 1977 -B.Sc.- [Zoology] - Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad.
1979 - 1984 - Diploma in Cinema, MPP Specialization
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Professional experience
1983 - 1985 - First assistant to cinematographers Venu, Shaji and  Madhu Ambattu
1985 - 1987 - Producer/Cameraman/Editor at Christian Medical College, Vellore.
1987 - Onwards working as Director of Photography. Worked as DOP in more than 35 feature films in 8 languages.
Directed more than six short films and two TV serials.
Studied with the world-renowned Polish filmmaker Zanussi, in his film “Life As A Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease”, in Poland.
Professional memberships
Memeber, Academic Council, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Life Member and General Secretary, Indian Society of Cinematographers
Life Member, Southern India Cinematographers Association
Life Member, Malayalam Cine Technician's Association
Awards received
1984 - National Film Award for “THE CLOWN AND THE DOG” - Best Experimental Film.
1987 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Color Photography for “PIRAVI”.
1991 - Kerala State TV award for Best Videography for “ITHALUKAL
1992 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Videography for “MANIKKAN”.
1994 - Kerala State TV Award for 2nd Best Tele Film for “THARANGAM”.
1995 - Third Best Film Award [Health and Population] for “THARANGAM” at the International Video Film Festival.
1999 - NANA Award for Best TV Serial and Best Director for the TV Serial “NINAVUKAL NOVUKAL
2001 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Color Photography for “SWAYAMVARAPPANTHAL
2003 Award for excellence in cinematography for NIZHALKUTHU
Feature Films Photographed
THEERTHAM - Dir. Mohan , 2nd Best Film, Kerala State Film Awards                                                                                                                      
ORE THOOVAL PAKSHIKAL - Dir. Ravindran, Best Film, Kerala State Film Awards, Moscow International Film Festival
PIRAVI - Dir. Shaji N Karun, Best Film, National Film Awards, Silver Leopard, Locarno; Charlie Chaplin Award: Prizes at Hawai, London, Fribourg, etc Participated in more than 40 International Film Festivals & won prizes.
POORAM - Dir. Nedumudi Venu
UNNI - Dir. G Aravindan,  Hawai Film Festival
VASTHUHARA - Dir. G Aravindan, Best Malayalam Film, National Film Festival; Best Film, Kerala State Film Festival; Participation in International film festivals like London, Hawai, Fukuoka etc.
BHARATANATYAM - Dir. G Aravindan, A six hour long documentary, featuring Almer Valli.
ALICINTE ANWESHANAM - Dir. TV Chandran, 2nd Best Malayalam Film, Kerala State Film Awards, Indian Panorama, Official competitive entry Locarno, and other festivals.
OTTAYADIPPATHAKAL - Dir. C Radhakrishnan, Indian Panorama
GOURI - Dir. Shivaprasad, Indian Panorama, International film festivals.
UNNIKKUTTANU JOLI KITTI - Dir. VR Gopinath, Best Film Award in the category of Social issues, National Film Festival
MOHAMULLU - Dir. Rajashekaran, Best First Film , National Film Festival.
SANABI - Dir. Aribam Shyam Sharma, Best Manipuri film, National Film Festival, Indian Panorama, participation in international film festivals.
GALILEO - Dir. James Joseph, Indian Panorama.
KOTTERESHI KANASU - Dir. Chandrashekhar, Best Kannada Film, National Film Festivals.
KAHINI - Dir. Molay Bhattacharya, Best First Film, National Film Festival, Official entry, Berlin Film Festival; participation in more than 10 international film festivals.
AMERICA AMERICA - Best Kannada Film, National Film Festival.
TRAIN TO PAKISTAN - Dir. Pamela Rooks, Participation in many International Film Festivals.
MANGAMMA - Dir. TV chandran, Best Film, Kerala State Film Awards, Indian Panorama.
DAYA - Dir. Venu, Best First Film, National Film Festival.
GARSHOM - Dir. PT Kunnhimuhammad, State award.
ORU CHERU PUNCHIRI - Dir. MT Vasudevan Nair. State Award, International Film Festivals.
SWAYAMVARAPPANTHAL - Dir. Harikumar. State award for Best Cinematography.
KOODARAM - Dir. Sudhi. Teheran International Film Festival
TILADAANAM - Dir. KNT Shastri. [Telugu],
MOOKUTHY - Dir. Satheesh Venganoor.
NIZHALKUTHU - Venice Film Festival, Toronto, London and several others
MANGO SOUFFLE - Dir. Mahesh Dattani [English]. Opening Film, Bangok Film Festival
BHAVAM - Dir. Sathish Menon, Best Film, Kerala State Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival
DANCE LIKE A MAN - Dir. Pamela Rooks
YAANAM - Dir. Sanjay Nambiar
Short Films Photographed
KRISHNAPAKSH - Dir. Anoop Jotwani, Indian Panorama
KALARIPAYATTU - Dir. Ashok Kumar, Best Documentary, National Film Festival.
TRAP - Dir- OK Johny, Best Documentary, National Film Festival.
AMRIT BIJA - Dir. Meera Dewan
NN PILLAI - Dir. Biju
KESARI - Dir. Rajiv Vijayaraghavan
Short Films Directed

AD Films Photographed     

Other Professional &
 Academic Activities

THE CLOWN AND THE DOG - Best Experimental Film, National Film Festival, Opening film - in the Film festival celebrating 25 years of Film and Television Institute of India, at the IFFI 87.
AKSHARAM - A motivational film on the education of the girl child.
THARANGAM - 2nd Best TV Film, Kerala State TV Awards, 3rd Best Film, IVFEST Trivandrum.
NINAVUKAL NOVUKAL - 16 EPS TV serial. NANA award for the Best TV serial and Director, 1999.
RAGARDRAM - 13 Eps TV serial.
PUNARJJANIYUDE GEETHAM - Motivational spot on arrack ban.
MAALAKHAPOOVU - Educational film on sexual abuse of children.


Guest Lecturer at Film and TV Institute of India, Pune.
Guest Lecturer at Sathyajith Ray Film and TV Institute, Calcutta.
Guest Lecturer at Asian Film Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Guest Lecturer at C-DIT, Thiruvananthapuram.

Presented a seminar paper `Cinema Is Love 24 Times per second' at the International Seminar on “Film and Philosophy” organized by Department of Philosophy, Calicut University.
Presented a seminar paper `The Theme of DARK-NESS in Cinematography' at the National Seminar on “Word to Image” organized by Cinematographers Combine, Mumbai.
`The Theme of DARK-NESS in Cinematography' is also published by IMAGO [European Federation of Cinematographers] at their website.
List owner and moderator of “ISC_ML”, a mailing list for discussions on cinema and cinematography - with more than 200 members.
List owner and moderator of “Wisdomtree”, a mailing list for all FTII ex-students.

Age -                47 years

Date of Birth - 27 - 5 - 1957

Address -        GRA-632, Gowrishapattom,
                         Pattom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram,
                         Kerala - 695004, India.

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