Bhimsingh Kannan (10 January 1951 – 13 June 2020) was an Indian cinematographer who worked in Tamil and Malayalam films. He was known for his association with Director Bharathiraja and was referred to as "Bharathirajvin Kangal" (Bharathirajas's Eyes).

B. Kannan
B.Kannan Cinematographer.jpg
Born(1951-01-10)10 January 1951
Died13 June 2020(2020-06-13) (aged 69)
Years active1980–2018
Spouse(s)Kanchana Kannan

Personal lifeEdit

Kannan was the son of film-maker A. Bhimsingh and the younger brother of editor B. Lenin. He was married to Kanchana and has two daughters namely MadhuMathi Kannan and Janani Kannan.


Kannan was known for his recurrent association with Bharathiraja.[1][2]






He won the Shantaram Award for Best Cinematography for his work in Kadal Pookkal in 2001.[3] He was also a recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer twice for Alaigal Oivathillai (1981) and Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (2004).


Kannan died on 13 June 2020 at the age of 69 due to heart complications.[4]


Year Title Role Channel Language
2017–2018 Azhagu Kannan Sun TV Tamil


  1. ^ S. R., Ashok Kumar (16 July 2005). "Enjoyable tunes". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Cinematographer B Kannan passes away". The Hindu. 13 June 2020.
  3. ^ Ahmed, Feroze (10 November 2002). "Winners, yes, but the race is on..." The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Cinematographer B Kannan passes away at 69". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 June 2020.