Selvakumar S. K.

Selvakumar SK (born 25 January 1986) is an Indian cinematographer who works in the Tamil film industry. He is best known for his works in Maanagaram, Mehandi Circus, and Gypsy.

Selvakumar SK
Born (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 35)
Alma materMadras Christian College
Years active2016–present
Notable work
Maanagaram (2017),
Gypsy (2020)

Early life and educationEdit

Selvakumar began painting in his early school life. He started to paint and recreate the pictures he found in magazines. Over time, he realized he wanted to make his own original images. And thus began his introduction to photography. Soon, his interest in painting was overtaken by his interest towards photography.

Selvakumar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication, from Madras Christian College. While in college, he learned a lot about the art of cinematography and slowly his interest in photography developed into a passion for cinematography. He started watching the works of legendary cinematographers and was in awe of their works. He worked as the cinematographer for more than 50 short films, during and after his college days.


After completing his college education, Selvakumar assisted cinematographer George C.Williams in films like Raja Rani and Kaththi.He made his feature film debut with Maanagaram (2017) and garnered acclaim for his work in the film.[1][2] Selvakumar worked on several films including Gypsy (2020) and Dharala Prabhu.[3][4] Regarding his work in Gypsy, a critic noted that "Selvakumar’s camera switches between its role as a silent spectator when Gypsy goes about his daily duties and, at the same time, breathtakingly captures the gorgeous locations in all its splendour".[5]


  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Notes
2016 Aviyal 'Kalam' Segment
2017 Maanagaram Nominated for Best Cinematographer at the 10th Vijay Awards
2017 Hara Hara Mahadevaki
2019 Mehandi Circus Nominated for Best Cinematographer at Zee Cine Awards
2020 Gypsy
2020 Dharala Prabhu
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Segment: Coffee, Anyone?
2021 Viruman


  1. ^ "Maanagaram Movie Review {4/5}: The fact that most of its crew are first-timers makes this feat all the more remarkable". The Times of India.
  2. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (11 March 2017). "Success and the city". The Hindu.
  3. ^ Kumar, Pradeep (5 March 2020). "'Gypsy' movie review: This Raju Murugan film leaves you in deep conflict". The Hindu.
  4. ^ Menon, Thinkal (13 March 2020). "Dharala Prabhu". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2020. Director Krishna Marimuthu has succeeded in a fine execution of Vicky Donor remake
  5. ^ Subhakeerthana, S (6 March 2020). "Gypsy movie review: A slice of harsh reality". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 August 2020.

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