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Santosh Sivan

Cinematographer / Film Director / Actor / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 03/08/1964 († 2021) | Trivandrum, Kerala (India)
Santosh Sivan (born 8 February 1964) is an Indian cinematographer, film director, producer and actor known for his works in Malayalam cinema, Tamil cinema and Hindi cinema. Santosh graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and has to date completed 55 feature films and 50 documentaries. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and is the most awarded Director of Photography (DOP) in India. Santosh became the first Cinematographer in the Asia-Pacific region to join the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) membership. As a cinematographer, he has won five National Film Awards – including four for Best Feature Film Cinematography. As of 2014, he has received eleven National Film Awards, and twenty one international awards for his works. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema in 2014. ()
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Santosh Sivan ASC, ISC is an Indian cinematographer, film director, producer and actor in Indian cinema. Santosh graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and has to date completed 45 feature films and 41 documentaries.[3] He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and is the most awarded Director of Photography (DOP) in India. Santosh became the first Cinematographer in the Asia-Pacific region to be honoured with American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) membership. As a cinematographer, he has won five National Film Awards – including four for Best Feature Film Cinematography. As of 2014, he has received 11 National Film Awards , and 21 international awards,for his work in various films.He was awarded the Padmashree by the president of India in the year 2014.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Santosh Sivan

Filmfare Awards South National Film Award for Best Cinematography Screen Award for Best Cinematography Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography Padma Shri in Arts

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Movies with Santosh Sivan as Actor(2)

as Cameo2012 Thuppakki
as Ravi Varma2011 Makaramanju

Movies with Santosh Sivan as Crew(93)

Directing/Director2021 Mumbaikar
Camera/Director of Photography2021 Mumbaikar
Writing/Screenplay2021 Jack N Jill
Directing/Director2021 Jack N Jill
Production/Producer2021 Jack N Jill
Writing/Story2021 Jack N Jill
Camera/Director of Photography2021 Barroz – Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure
Camera/Director of Photography2020 Darbar
Production/Executive Producer2018 Abhiyum Anuvum
Camera/Director of Photography2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Directing/Director2017 Boichek
Production/Producer2017 The Great Father
Camera/Director of Photography2017 Spyder
Production/Producer2016 Darvinte Parinamam
Production/Producer2016 Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Writing/Screenplay2014 Inam
Production/Producer2014 Inam
Camera/Director of Photography2014 Inam
Directing/Director2014 Inam
Camera/Director of Photography2014 Anjaan
Production/Producer2014 Sapthamashree Thaskaraha
Camera/Director of Photography2013 Rangrezz
Camera/Director of Photography2012 Thuppakki
Directing/Director2011 Urumi
Production/Producer2011 Urumi
Camera/Director of Photography2011 Urumi
Production/Producer2011 Indian Rupee
Production/Producer2011 Varnam
Camera/Director of Photography2010 Raavan
Camera/Director of Photography2010 Raavanan
Directing/Director2008 Tahaan
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Tahaan
Writing/Writer2008 Tahaan
Directing/Director2007 Before the Rains
Camera/Director of Photography2007 Before the Rains
Directing/Director2005 Navarasa
Camera/Director of Photography2005 Navarasa
Production/Producer2005 Navarasa
Writing/Writer2005 Navarasa
Directing/Director2005 Anandabhadram
Camera/Director of Photography2005 Anandabhadram
Camera/Director of Photography2005 Silsiilay
Camera/Director of Photography2005 The Mistress of Spices
Camera/Director of Photography2004 Bride & Prejudice
Camera/Director of Photography2004 Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities
Camera/Director of Photography2003 Tehzeeb
Directing/Director2001 Aśoka
Writing/Screenplay2001 Aśoka
Camera/Director of Photography2001 Aśoka
Camera/Director of Photography2000 Pukar
Camera/Director of Photography2000 Fiza
Camera/Director of Photography2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Camera/Director of Photography1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo
Camera/Director of Photography1999 Vanaprastham
Directing/Director1999 Malli
Camera/Director of Photography1999 Malli
Production/Producer1999 Malli
Writing/Writer1999 Malli
Directing/Director1998 The Terrorist
Writing/Screenplay1998 The Terrorist
Writing/Story1998 The Terrorist
Camera/Director of Photography1998 The Terrorist
Camera/Director of Photography1998 Dil Se..
Camera/Director of Photography1997 Iruvar
Camera/Director of Photography1997 Darmiyaan: In Between
Camera/Director of Photography1996 Kaalapani
Directing/Director1996 Halo
Camera/Director of Photography1996 Halo
Writing/Writer1996 Halo
Camera/Director of Photography1995 Barsaat
Camera/Director of Photography1995 Nirnayam
Camera/Director of Photography1994 Pavithram
Camera/Director of Photography1993 Rudaali
Camera/Director of Photography1993 Gandharvam
Camera/Director of Photography1993 Johnny
Camera/Director of Photography1993 Gardish
Camera/Director of Photography1992 Yoddha
Camera/Director of Photography1992 Aham
Camera/Director of Photography1992 Roja
Camera/Director of Photography1991 Perumthachan
Camera/Director of Photography1991 Thalapathi
Camera/Director of Photography1990 Vyooham
Crew/Second Unit Cinematographer1990 No: 20 Madras Mail
Camera/Second Unit Director of Photography1990 No: 20 Madras Mail
Camera/Director of Photography1990 Dr. Pasupathy
Camera/First Assistant Camera1990 Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam
Camera/Director of Photography1990 Midhya
Camera/Director of Photography1990 Indrajaalam
Camera/Director of Photography1989 Raakh
Camera/Director of Photography1989 New Year
Camera/Director of Photography1987 Oru Maymasa Pulariyil
Camera/Director of Photography1986 Nidhiyude Katha
Camera/Director of Photography1984 Mashaal

Additional Information

Full Name: Santosh Sivan
Citizenship: India
Born: Sunday, 03/08 1964 (March) in Trivandrum, Kerala (India)
Died: 2021 (aged: 56)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Film and Television Institute of India
Other names for Santosh Sivan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"संतोष सीवान"
"സന്തോഷ് ശിവൻ"
"சந்தோஷ் சிவன்"
"సంతోష్ శివన్"
Santosh Sivan frequently works together with these people:
Mani Ratnam (27x, Crew)
A. Sreekar Prasad (22x, Crew)
A. R. Rahman (17x, Crew)
Mohanlal (15x, Actor)
Nedumudi Venu (10x, Actor)
Shaji Nadesan (9x, Crew)
Jagathy Sreekumar (9x, Actor)
A.R. Murugadoss (7x, Crew)
Sangeeth Sivan (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:952036, Added: 11/22/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2021