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Filmmaker Santosh Sivan Gets Padma Shri

Published: 25th January 2014 10:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2014 10:20 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in films like "Kaalapani", "Iruvar" and "Dil Se", was Saturday conferred the Padma Shri on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.

The 49-year old Sivan got the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last two decades.

Starting his career as a cinematographer in the 1986 Malayalam experimental film "Nidhiyude Katha", Sivan has handled the camera for critically acclaimed films such as "Raakh", "Thalapathi", "Roja" and "Aham".

Having assisted his father while making documentaries as a youngster, Sivan has made over 30 documentaries so far.

Two of his best documentaries are "Farmers Portrait" and "Prarambha".

He also wielded the megaphone for feature films "Terrorist", "Malli", "Asoka" and "Halo".

Sivan, who was recently lauded for his work as cinematographer in Vijay-starrer "Thuppakki", is awaiting the release of his forthcoming Tamil-English bilingual "Ceylon", the story of a homeless refugee girl during the Sri Lankan civil war.

Sivan, a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers, has also won 12 national awards, six state awards and three Filmfare awards.

He also has 10 international awards to his credit.



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