K. K. Senthil Kumar

K. K. Senthil Kumar is an Indian cinematographer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He graduated with a degree in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.He started working at Adis Wathba in 2019. He made his film debut with Aithe (2003) directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti. He is mostly associated with S.S. Rajamouli's films and has worked in box office hits such as Sye (2004), Chatrapati (2005), Yamadonga (2007), Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012), and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015).[1] In 2012, he won the SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer (Telugu) for Eega.[2][3]

Senthil Kumar
BornJuly 29
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India
OccupationCinematographer, photographer

Personal lifeEdit

Kumar was born and brought up in Bollaram, Secunderabad and is the eldest of three siblings. He married Ruhee, a Yoga instructor, on 25 June 2009. They have two sons.


Year Film Language Director
2003 Aithe Telugu Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
2004 Sye S.S. Rajamouli
2005 Chatrapati S.S. Rajamouli
2006 Ashok Surender Reddy
2007 Yamadonga S.S. Rajamouli
2008 Three Shekhar Suri
2009 Arundhati Kodi Ramakrishna
2009 Magadheera S.S. Rajamouli
2010 Thakita Thakita Srihari Nanu
2011 Golconda High School Mohana Krishna Indraganti
2012 Eega S.S. Rajamouli
2013 Rough C H Subba Reddy
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning S.S. Rajamouli
2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion S.S. Rajamouli
2018 Vijetha Rakesh Shashi
2020 RRR S.S. Rajamouli
2021 Mahavir Karna Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi RS Vimal


South Indian International Movie Awards
Filmfare Awards South
CineMAA Awards
  • CineMAA Award for Best Cinematographer – Magadheera (2010)
  • CineMAA Award for Best Cinematographer – Yamadonga (2008)
Nandi Awards


  1. ^ "KK Senthil Kumar - Celebs At Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Mirchi Music Awards Gallery - Gallery 1 Pic 75 - cinegoer.net". cinegoer.net. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ "SIIMA Day 1 Winners of Technical, Music & Gen Next Awards - Telugu cinema news". idlebrain.com.
  3. ^ "'Eega is one of the most difficult films I have shot'". Rediff. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016.