Soundararajan (cinematographer)

Soundar Rajan is an Indian cinematographer, who has worked in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries.[1]

Born (1976-08-29) 29 August 1976 (age 44)
Uthiramerur, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma materLoyola College
Spouse(s)Anusha Soundar
RelativesVijay Rathinam (Brother)

Early lifeEdit

Soundar Rajan was born in Uthiramerur, Tamil Nadu to Saranathan and Chandra. His childhood days were spent in Kancheepuram. He graduated with Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College.


Soundar Rajan completed a degree in Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai before approaching P. C. Sreeram for work experience. Sreeram recommended him to K. V. Anand, who accepted him as an assistant, and they subsequently worked on films including Nerukku Ner (1997), Mudhalvan (1999) and Josh (2000), before continuing as an apprentice till Khakee (2004). Soundar Rajan made his debut as a lead cinematographer with Sukran (2005), before going on to work on Kana Kandaen (2005), directed by his mentor K. V. Anand.[2] He was also given an opportunity by director Shankar to shoot Chimbu Deven's Arai En 305-il Kadavul (2008).[3]

He is an acclaimed ad film cinematographer with more than 3000 ad films to his credit.He has since worked on Telugu films including the fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011), where he worked extensively on visual effects for the first time. Soundar Rajan also then continued work on Tamil films including a collaboration with Anand again in Maattrraan (2012), where Suriya portrayed conjoined twins and the crew used up to five different techniques to get the desired illusion on screen.[4] He also won critical acclaim for his work in the bilingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014) for his depiction of a fictional hill town.[5][6] In 2017, he won critical acclaim for his work in Lakshman's action film Bogan.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Soundar Rajan married Anusha, on 11 December 2005. They have two Children. Advaith(Born 2008) and Nikita(Born 2006)[citation needed]


As cinematographerEdit

TV CommercialsEdit

As actorEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

As guest cinematographerEdit

Year Film Language Notes
2007 Billa Tamil Chase sequence
2007 Sivaji: The Boss Tamil
2008 Velli Thirai Tamil Thaiyare Thaiya Song - Ooty
2011 Engeyum Kadhal Tamil Thee illai Song - New Zealand
2016 Saagasam Tamil Nargis Fakhri Song

As Associate cinematographerEdit


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