Rajeev Ravi

In this Indian name, the name Ravi is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Rajeev.
Rajeev Ravi
Native name രാജീവ് രവി
Alma mater

Maharaja's College, Kochi

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Occupation Cinematographer, Director
Years active 1998 - present
Spouse(s) Geetu Mohandas (2009 - present)
Awards National Film Award for Best Cinematography (2013)

Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer, director, and producer from Kochi, Kerala. He's best known for his Hindi and Malayalam films.[1]

After graduating from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1997, he started his career by assisting in the Malayalam film, Pranayavarnangal (1998) shot by Santosh Thundiyil. He debuted as an independent cinematographer with the film Chandni Bar (2001) directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Ravi is known for his collaboration with director Anurag Kashyap. They have collaborated in several commercial and art films in Hindi cinema.[2] In 2012, he co-produced the Hindi feature film ID. The film premiered in the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. Ravi won the 2010 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography for Anurag Kashyap's Dev.D.[3] In 2013, he received the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for Liar's Dice directed by his wife Geetu Mohandas.[4][5]

Rajeev made his debut as a director with the Malayalam film Annayum Rasoolum (2013).[6] Rajeev Ravi's second feature film, Njan Steve Lopez was released in 2014. In March 2016, Ravi completed filming of Kammatipaadam, starring Dulquer Salman, which was released on 20 May 2016.[7][8]

Personal life

He married South Indian film actress and director Geetu Mohandas. The couple has a daughter named Aradhana.


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards


As cinematographer

As director

No. Year Film Cast Notes
1 2013 Annayum Rasoolum Fahadh Faasil , Sunny Wayne Debut film
2 2014 Njan Steve Lopez Farhaan Faasil, Ahaana Krishna, Alencier Ley Lopez
3 2016 Kammatti Paadam Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan, Shaun Romy, Manikandan

As co-producer


  1. "Dulquer teams up with Rajeev Ravi". RediffMovies. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. "Rajeev Ravi in viewfinder". OnManorama. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. "I don't do film with superstars". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. "61st National Film Awards Announced: Live Update". Zee News. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  5. "61st National Film Awards For 2014" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. April 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  6. "Love in Kochi". The Hindu. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  7. Ipe, Ann (28 March 2016). "Unplanned Entry into Films". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  8. James, Anu (11 February 2016). "Shaun Romy as Dulquer Salmaan's Pair in Rajeev Ravi's "Kammatti Paadam"". International Business Times. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  9. http://www.pompom.in/2010/01/the-55th-filmfare-awards-2010-nominations-winners/


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