Vincent was born in 1928 in Calicut, then part of Madras Presidency. He was trained under cinematographer Kamal Ghosh and was initially associated with Gemini Studios. He started his career in Tamil cinema and shot to fame with the Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Uthamaputhiran. Vincent teamed up with C. V. Sridhar in […]


SICA’S FIRST MEMBER, THE LEGENDARY MELLI IRANI   Melli Irani is a veteran cinematographer predominantly worked in Malayalam films. He had also worked in Tamil and Telugu movies. He has served in Kerala state award committee for the selection of best film and best cameramen. He is the son of acclaimed cinematographer Adi Irani, hails from […]


Late Sri S Maruthi Rao was born in Thanjavur on 25-04-1921. Right from his school days he was interested in photography. He would carry his camera to school and capture whatever images of interest that he saw. Impressed by his interest in photography, his neighbour, Sri NC Pillai, Editor of […]


Born in Allahabad to Kedarnath Agarwal, a Hindi poet, Kumar was passionate about cinema right from his childhood. His family, not connected to films, was initially not supportive of his decision but eventually agreed imposing that he should go only to Madras rather than Bombay. After obtaining a diploma in […]


Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran (20 May 1939 – 13 February 2014), commonly known as Balu Mahendra,[a] was a cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor, who worked in various Indian film industries, primarily in Tamil cinema. Born into a Sri Lankan Tamil household, Mahendra developed a passion towards photography and literature at […]


Marcus Bartly (1917 – 14 March 1993) was an Anglo-Indian cinematographer who played a key role in the success of many Indian films. While at school, Bartly was an amateur photographer. He joined the Times of India in 1935 as press photographer, and then became a newsreel cameraman for British […]


Karnan (c. 1933 – 13 December 2012) is an Indian cinematographer and director who mainly worked in the Tamil film industry. Starting his career as an assistant to V. Ramamurthi, Karnan gradually rose to a full-fledged cinematographer, and made a few films based on curry western featuring Jaishankar in the […]


B. S. Lokanath (c. 1937 – 2011) was an Indian cinematographer who worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. He is well known as the cinematographer of K. Balachander and has worked in 55 films with him. During his career, he won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography […]


P. N. Sundaram (3 November 1927 – 22 March 2010)[1] was an Indian cinematographer who worked in over 200 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi film industries. He started his career as a camera assistant at the Vijaya Vauhini Studios in the 1950s and later assisted A. Vincent […]