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K. V. Anand is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography and Cinematography Indian born on 30 october 1966 at Chennai (Inde)

K. V. Anand

K. V. Anand
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Birth name Karimanal Venkatraman Anand
Nationality Inde
Birth 30 october 1966 (52 years) at Chennai (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

K. V. Anand is an Indian cinematographer, film director and former photo journalist, working mainly in the South Indian film industry. After a short period as a journalist, he became a cinematographer in the early 1990s, working for about fifteen films in the Southern and Bollywood industries. In 2005, Anand turned film director with the critically acclaimed Kana Kandaen (2005) and rose to fame with his second film, Ayan (2009). Anand won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his debut film as a cinematographer, Thenmavin Kombath, in 1995. He is considered as the first one to use ramp shot in the country.

As a cinematographer, Anand is best known for his dynamic composition, lighting techniques and the ability to tell stories through visual images.

He describes 'sahana' song from the movie Sivaji as the most difficult one in his career. The whole set was made of glass. He covered himself with black bed sheets and took great care that his reflections didn't fall on the glass.

Usually with

S. Shankar
S. Shankar
(3 films)
Anthony
Anthony
(5 films)
Kanal Kannan
Kanal Kannan
(5 films)
Peter Hein
Peter Hein
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of K. V. Anand (13 films)

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Actor

Sivaji: The Boss, 3h5
Directed by S. Shankar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, S. Manivannan, Vivek, Prof. Solomon Pappaiah
Rating74% 3.7489653.7489653.7489653.7489653.748965
Sivaji (Rajinikanth), an Indian software systems architect, returns to India from the United States. He aims to establish a non-profit trust called the Sivaji Foundation to build a network of hospitals and educational institutions to serve the poor free of charge. However, Adiseshan (Suman), an influential businessman, sees Sivaji as his competitor with the fact of the matter being that he runs profit-making educational institutions and hospitals. Sivaji is forced to bribe the corrupt civil service, but eventually, the bribes demanded become so high that he has to mortgage his house and sell his car to pay them. When Sivaji goes to court, he loses the case filed against him by Adiseshan regarding the methods Sivaji had used to open his foundation as a result of bribing numerous government officials. Simultaneously, Sivaji falls in love with a girl named Tamizhselvi (Shriya Saran). However, upon asking for his horoscope, an astrologer warns that their union will result in Sivaji's death. When Tamizhselvi refuses the proposal due to her concern for Sivaji, he calms her fears and convinces her to marry him.
Meera
Meera (1992)
, 2h22
Directed by P. C. Sreeram
Actors Vikram, Aishwarya, Tarun Kumar, R. Sarathkumar, Janagaraj, Chinni Jayanth
Roles Jeeva's Friend - Cameo
Rating70% 3.523543.523543.523543.523543.52354
Meera is in a college and pregnant nearing labour. Here Meera tells her story of how she got to this point in a flashback.

Director

Anegan
Anegan (2015)
, 2h40
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dhanush, Karthik, Amyra Dastur Waqar, Jagan, Atul Kulkarni, Soori
Rating66% 3.3472953.3472953.3472953.3472953.347295
The film begins in a fantasy sequence taking place in Madhumitha's (Amyra Dastur) imagination as she shares the story with her psychiatrist, Dr. Radhika (Lena): Munaruna (Dhanush) is a Tamil worker in Burma. His friend Saamuda (Jagan) falls in love with Mallika (Aishwarya Devan), but Mallika loves Munaruna instead. Munaruna saves Samudra (Amyra Dastur), the daughter of a Burmese army general, from a Ferris wheel accident and they fall in love. When Mallika learns about this, she is devastated and marries Saamuda. The Burmese general disapproves of the union between Munaruna and Samudra, and revokes the privileges that the Tamil immigrants had until then. Violence breaks out and the Tamil nationals flee Burma. Munaruna and Samudra also join the refugees on on a ship along with Saamuda and Mallika. When Samudra's father comes looking for her, Mallika spitefully reveals where they are hiding. As Samudra and Munaruna try to escape by diving into the ocean, Munaruna is shot and killed. Samudra drowns after promising to be together forever.
Maattrraan
Maattrraan (2012)
, 2h48
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Suriya, Kajal Agarwal, Sachin Khedekar, Tara, Ravi Prakash, Isha Sharvani
Rating59% 2.950612.950612.950612.950612.95061
Ramachandran (Sachin Khedekar) is a genetic scientist who doesn't get due credit and funds for his research. He tries creating a human with several talents through baby designing, which thus leads to the birth of his sons, who are conjoined together above the waist. Since they share a common heart, doctors suggest a sacrificial surgery, to which their mother Sudha (Tara) objects. They begin raising their children, Vimalan and Akhilan (both played by Suriya). In the following years, Ramachandran makes it big with the help of Sudha. His company, Locus Lacto Products, makes huge profit through their product "Energion", the top-selling children’s powdered milk energy drink in the market.
Ko
Ko (2011)
, 2h45
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Jiiva, Karthika Nair, Ajmal Ameer, Piaa Bajpai, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao
Rating77% 3.895853.895853.895853.895853.89585
Ashwin Kumar (Jiiva) is a photojournalist working for the private newspaper Dina Anjal. He witnesses Naxalites robbing a local bank. He chases them and manages to click photos of the robbers. When he tries to escape, he is stopped by a young woman Renuka 'renu' (Karthika Nair) who assumes he is the culprit and helps the robbers to take his camera. However, he is able to secure the memory card of the camera. The police catch him, and to prove that he is a press photographer, he shows the photos to the them, who identify everyone except the gang leader (whose face is covered by a mask). At his office, he again meets Renuka, who has newly joined as Article Editor. Saraswathi 'saro' (Piaa Bajpai) also works in his office and has feelings for Ashwin, who does not reciprocate.
Ayan
Ayan (2009)
, 2h42
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Akashdeep Saigal, Jagan, Karunas Sethu
Rating72% 3.6471653.6471653.6471653.6471653.647165
Deva (Suriya) arrives at the Chennai International Airport after running an errand for Arumuga Dass (Prabhu Ganesan) of smuggling pre-release pirated movies on DVD. The two leave for their hideout and instruct Dilli (Karunas), a hearing-impaired assistant of Dass, to make copies of the DVD. Just when police crews arrive into their vicinity, Dass informs Deva and the rest to leave. Deva tells the others to leave while he quickly sets up the burning process. Deva also leaves the hideout just in time. However, the police officers arrive at the hideout, only to see the burning process of the DVDs complete. The police then seize the DVDs and computers. The inspector, who was a friend of Dass, tells him that he can close the case if one of Dass's men agrees to the crime. Deva attempts to go, but another man, Chitti (Jagan), who had no affiliation to them volunteers, takes the blame. Later, Chitti joins Dass's group.
Kana Kanden
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran, Srikanth, Gopika, Vivek, Linda Arsenio
Rating64% 3.243223.243223.243223.243223.24322
Bhaskar (Srikanth) and Archana (Gopika) are childhood friends who grew up in the same village, the couple begins to live in a small house owned by Sivaramakrishnan (Vivek) in Chennai. Meanwhile, Bhaskar, a research scholar in Chemistry, succeeds in coming out with a prototype of a desalination plant which he wants to give to the government and solve the water crisis in Chennai.

Scriptwriter

Anegan
Anegan (2015)
, 2h40
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dhanush, Karthik, Amyra Dastur Waqar, Jagan, Atul Kulkarni, Soori
Roles Story
Rating66% 3.3472953.3472953.3472953.3472953.347295
The film begins in a fantasy sequence taking place in Madhumitha's (Amyra Dastur) imagination as she shares the story with her psychiatrist, Dr. Radhika (Lena): Munaruna (Dhanush) is a Tamil worker in Burma. His friend Saamuda (Jagan) falls in love with Mallika (Aishwarya Devan), but Mallika loves Munaruna instead. Munaruna saves Samudra (Amyra Dastur), the daughter of a Burmese army general, from a Ferris wheel accident and they fall in love. When Mallika learns about this, she is devastated and marries Saamuda. The Burmese general disapproves of the union between Munaruna and Samudra, and revokes the privileges that the Tamil immigrants had until then. Violence breaks out and the Tamil nationals flee Burma. Munaruna and Samudra also join the refugees on on a ship along with Saamuda and Mallika. When Samudra's father comes looking for her, Mallika spitefully reveals where they are hiding. As Samudra and Munaruna try to escape by diving into the ocean, Munaruna is shot and killed. Samudra drowns after promising to be together forever.
Maattrraan
Maattrraan (2012)
, 2h48
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Suriya, Kajal Agarwal, Sachin Khedekar, Tara, Ravi Prakash, Isha Sharvani
Roles Story
Rating59% 2.950612.950612.950612.950612.95061
Ramachandran (Sachin Khedekar) is a genetic scientist who doesn't get due credit and funds for his research. He tries creating a human with several talents through baby designing, which thus leads to the birth of his sons, who are conjoined together above the waist. Since they share a common heart, doctors suggest a sacrificial surgery, to which their mother Sudha (Tara) objects. They begin raising their children, Vimalan and Akhilan (both played by Suriya). In the following years, Ramachandran makes it big with the help of Sudha. His company, Locus Lacto Products, makes huge profit through their product "Energion", the top-selling children’s powdered milk energy drink in the market.
Ko
Ko (2011)
, 2h45
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Jiiva, Karthika Nair, Ajmal Ameer, Piaa Bajpai, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao
Roles Story
Rating77% 3.895853.895853.895853.895853.89585
Ashwin Kumar (Jiiva) is a photojournalist working for the private newspaper Dina Anjal. He witnesses Naxalites robbing a local bank. He chases them and manages to click photos of the robbers. When he tries to escape, he is stopped by a young woman Renuka 'renu' (Karthika Nair) who assumes he is the culprit and helps the robbers to take his camera. However, he is able to secure the memory card of the camera. The police catch him, and to prove that he is a press photographer, he shows the photos to the them, who identify everyone except the gang leader (whose face is covered by a mask). At his office, he again meets Renuka, who has newly joined as Article Editor. Saraswathi 'saro' (Piaa Bajpai) also works in his office and has feelings for Ashwin, who does not reciprocate.
Ayan
Ayan (2009)
, 2h42
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Akashdeep Saigal, Jagan, Karunas Sethu
Roles Histoire
Rating72% 3.6471653.6471653.6471653.6471653.647165
Deva (Suriya) arrives at the Chennai International Airport after running an errand for Arumuga Dass (Prabhu Ganesan) of smuggling pre-release pirated movies on DVD. The two leave for their hideout and instruct Dilli (Karunas), a hearing-impaired assistant of Dass, to make copies of the DVD. Just when police crews arrive into their vicinity, Dass informs Deva and the rest to leave. Deva tells the others to leave while he quickly sets up the burning process. Deva also leaves the hideout just in time. However, the police officers arrive at the hideout, only to see the burning process of the DVDs complete. The police then seize the DVDs and computers. The inspector, who was a friend of Dass, tells him that he can close the case if one of Dass's men agrees to the crime. Deva attempts to go, but another man, Chitti (Jagan), who had no affiliation to them volunteers, takes the blame. Later, Chitti joins Dass's group.
Kana Kanden
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran, Srikanth, Gopika, Vivek, Linda Arsenio
Rating64% 3.243223.243223.243223.243223.24322
Bhaskar (Srikanth) and Archana (Gopika) are childhood friends who grew up in the same village, the couple begins to live in a small house owned by Sivaramakrishnan (Vivek) in Chennai. Meanwhile, Bhaskar, a research scholar in Chemistry, succeeds in coming out with a prototype of a desalination plant which he wants to give to the government and solve the water crisis in Chennai.

Cameraman

Sivaji: The Boss, 3h5
Directed by S. Shankar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, S. Manivannan, Vivek, Prof. Solomon Pappaiah
Roles Director of Photography
Rating74% 3.7489653.7489653.7489653.7489653.748965
Sivaji (Rajinikanth), an Indian software systems architect, returns to India from the United States. He aims to establish a non-profit trust called the Sivaji Foundation to build a network of hospitals and educational institutions to serve the poor free of charge. However, Adiseshan (Suman), an influential businessman, sees Sivaji as his competitor with the fact of the matter being that he runs profit-making educational institutions and hospitals. Sivaji is forced to bribe the corrupt civil service, but eventually, the bribes demanded become so high that he has to mortgage his house and sell his car to pay them. When Sivaji goes to court, he loses the case filed against him by Adiseshan regarding the methods Sivaji had used to open his foundation as a result of bribing numerous government officials. Simultaneously, Sivaji falls in love with a girl named Tamizhselvi (Shriya Saran). However, upon asking for his horoscope, an astrologer warns that their union will result in Sivaji's death. When Tamizhselvi refuses the proposal due to her concern for Sivaji, he calms her fears and convinces her to marry him.
Nayak: The Real Hero, 3h7
Directed by S. Shankar
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Saurabh Shukla
Roles Director of Photography
Rating77% 3.897883.897883.897883.897883.89788
Riots and violence cause deaths and destruction in Mumbai city but the Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan (Amrish Puri) because of some political motive, does not take any preventive step. TV reporter Shivaji Rao (Anil Kapoor) in a telly interview of Chauhan publicly brings to light the CM's disregard towards the elimination of the recent violence and his total failure as a CM working for the growth and development of the state. Chauhan, just to stick up for his political image, says to Rao snapping his fingers, "Sirf ek din... sirf ek din ke liye CM bannke dikhaao", (Become the CM just for a day), something that later became a popular and theoretical political concept in India where edification in political and social arena is a crying need. Rao accepts Chauhan's challenge and emerges as an efficient CM wiping out various socio-economic problems of the state and dismissing the corrupt government employees. Rao's beloved is played by Rani Mukherjee.
Josh
Josh (2000)
, 2h42
Directed by Mansoor Khan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Sushant Singh, Chandrachur Singh, Priya Gill, Boman Irani
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.0997953.0997953.0997953.0997953.099795
The film is set in a town called Vasco in Goa, named after Alberto Vasco, a Portuguese noble who owned most of the town during the colonial era. There are two rival gangs in Vasco, called the Bichhoos (Scorpions in Hindi), who are Hindus, and the Eagles, who are Christians.