Professional Qualification

  • Diploma in Cinematography from the Institute of Film Technology, Chennai, Govt of Tamil Nadu
  • Television Programme Production Course from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Govt of India

Certificate of Merit

  • Held 1st rank in Cinematography in the diploma examination at film institute.
  • Diploma film “Reminicence” was declared the best diploma film of the year.
  • Winner of the scroll of honour presented by the film society of film technology, Chennai

Experience

Has 50 years experience in the field of media in the following areas:

  • Teaching: Worked as lecturer at Film Institute, Chennai.
  • Doordarshan: Worked as cameraman for 13 years, resigning as Chief Cameraman to be a freelancer.
  • News stories and programmes in Health, Sports, Education and Agriculture.
  • Cameraman for more than 100 documentary films.

Press Trust of India

  • Worked as a freelance producer, director and cameraman for PTI TV Chennai from 1987 to 2013 for programmes, news, money matters, current affairs and TV serials.

TV – Today – AAJ TAK

  • Worked as coordinator, reporter cum cameraman for more than a year.
  • Played the role of “Editorial Representative”, based at Chennai.

Dinathandi

  • Produced daily news headline ad for a 365 days telecast on Sun TV

Director – TV Serial (Weekly)

  • Director and Executive Producer for the 13 part Tamil TV Serial “Mano Bhoomi” produced by Press Trust of India, telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai.
  • Story, screenplay, director and executive producer for 13 part Tamil TV Serial “Andha Oru Nimisham” telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai.
  • Story, screenplay, director and producer for the 17 part Tamil TV Serial “Oivu” telecast Doordarshan, Chennai.
  • Story, screenplay, director and executive producer for the 13 part Tamil TV Serial “Pen Vazhvin Kan” produced by PTI, telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai.

Director Daily Serials

  • Director and Cameraman for the 260 episode of top-rated first DAILY Tamil Serial in South – “Shakti” Telecast on Sun TV, Gemini TV and Asianet simultaneously, produced by Nimbus Television, Mumbai.
  • Director and Cameraman for the 260 episode of top-rated Tamil Daily Serial “Oru Penin Kadhai” telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai and produced by AVM Productions.
  • Story, screenplay, direction for 100 part daily serial “Akka” telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai, produced by Channel-8, Calcutta.
  • Story, screenplay, direction for 100 part daily serial “Janani” telecast on Doordarshan, Chennai, produced by Channel-8, Calcutta.

Feature Films

  • Worked as story-writer, screenplay and director for Tamil Feature Film “Thaniyae Thanan Thaniyan
  • Director of Photography for 13 feature films and 10 weekly TV Serials.
  • Assignments – Govt of India
    • Producer, Director of the 4 part documentary of 50 years of Independance for Doordarshan, Chennai.
    • Producer, Director for the 13 part feature on the history of Tamil Cinema for Doordarshan, Chennai
    • Producer and Director for the 4 part programme on Significance of Ramazan festival for Doordarshan, Chennai.
  • Assignments, Govt of Tamil Nadu
    • Panel Producer and Director for Production of Documentaries

Awards

Best Director Awards from the Mylapore Academy for the Tamil TV Serials

  • “Andha Ori Nimisham”
  • “Oivu”
  • “Penn Vazhvin Kan”

Special Assignments

  • Consultant – Time Management for Asianet Malayalam satellite TV Channel, Chennai.
  • General Manager – Programmes for Zee Network Tamil Satellite Channel “Bharathi”.
  • Worked as Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Asia Network Pvt Ltd.
  • Worked as CEO of Vasanth TV – Tamil Satellite Channel.