KV Anand, noted Tamil filmmaker and cinematographer, passes away aged 54 in Chennai after heart attack

Mohanlal and Allu Arjun among others condoled the demise of KV Anand, the filmmaker behind the movies Ayan, Ko, Kana Kandaen, Maattrraan, and Kaappaan.

FP Trending April 30, 2021 10:05:27 IST
KV Anand, noted Tamil filmmaker and cinematographer, passes away aged 54 in Chennai after heart attack

Director-cinematographer KV Anand who predominantly worked in the Tamil film industry passed away on Friday, 30 April in Chennai. Anand was 54 years old and died due to a heart attack. He worked as a photojournalist for a short period and then became a cinematographer. He worked in over a dozen films for the Tamil film industry and Bollywood. Anand was also a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).

Anand’s friends and colleagues from the Indian film industries mourned his death on Twitter.

Telugu film star Allu Arjun paid tribute to Anand by calling him a “wonderful cameraman, brilliant director, and very nice gentleman.” The actor said that Anand will always be remembered and missed. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal also tweeted his condolences

Music director Harris Jayaraj tweeted that he is extremely shocked to know that Anand is no more. Calling it devastating news, Harris said, “RIP my friend KV Anand”.

Cinematographer Santosh Sivan also prayed that Anand rests in peace.

Check out the tweets here

 

Anand directed Tamil films like Ayan, Ko, Kana Kandaen, Maattrraan, Kaappaan, Anegan and Kavan. In the initial days of his career, he assisted cinematographer PC Sreeram. Sreeram recommended him for the Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath. The cinematographer who debuted with this film went on to win the National Film Award for Cinematography for the same.

He then worked as a cinematographer in several films including Josh, Nayak, and Rajinikanth-starrer Sivaji. In 2005, Anand started his journey as a director with Kana Kandaen.

Four years after Anand started working as a director, he helmed Ayan which was commercially a massive success. The film starred Suriya and after its success, Anand worked with several top stars of the Tamil film industry like Dhanush and Vijay Sethupathi.

Updated Date:

also read

South actor Pia Bajpiee's brother passes away hours after her social media post requesting for urgent ventilator bed in UP
Entertainment

South actor Pia Bajpiee's brother passes away hours after her social media post requesting for urgent ventilator bed in UP

Pia Bajpiee took to Twitter and posted an SOS call, writing that she urgently required a ventilator bed as her brother was "dying". She didn't specify if he had COVID-19.

Kevin Spacey sexual abuse accuser cannot proceed anonymously in court, US judge rules
Entertainment

Kevin Spacey sexual abuse accuser cannot proceed anonymously in court, US judge rules

The judge said the accuser's privacy interest does not outweigh the presumption of open judicial proceedings and the prejudice to Spacey’s defense that would occur if he were to proceed anonymously.

Satyajit Ray's birth centenary celebrations stalled due to second wave of COVID-19
Entertainment

Satyajit Ray's birth centenary celebrations stalled due to second wave of COVID-19

Satyajit Ray's son Sandip, along with other family members had planned year-long celebrations which have now been postponed.