Ace film maker and cinematographer KV Anand passed away at the age of 54 due to cardiac arrest. Reportedly, he died due to Covid related complications early this morning and he was cremated at Besantnagar Crematorium in Chennai.
KV Anand started his career as a freelance photojournalist and started assisting the award winning cinematographer PC Sreeram in early 90s. Anand worked for Kamal Haasan’s Devar Magan and Mani Ratnam’s Thiruda Thiruda with PC Sreeram. Later, he turned as PC Sreeram recommended his name to director Priyadarshan as he was busy with other projects.
So, he turned a cinematographer with 1996 film ‘Thenmavin Kombath’. He won the National Award and cranked camera for several block-buster films on Indian screen such as Mudhalvan (1999), Shankar’s Boys (2003) and Sivaji (2007), Bollywood films Josh (2000), Nayak: The Real Hero (Hindi remake of Mudhalvan), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and Khakee (2004).
And subsequently turned a brilliant director himself by making his debut in 2005 and made several films in Tamil such as Kana Kandaen, Ayan, Ko, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan and Kaappaa.
The Tamil cinema industry including Tollywood is mourning the sudden demise of the brilliant director. Several stars like Rajinikanth, Allu Arjun and directors like Shankar are condoling K V Anand’s death and they stated that his demise is a great loss to the Indian film industry.
Just woke up to this sad news that Dir KV Anand garu is no more. Wonderful cameraman , brilliant director and very nice gentleman . Sir you will always be remember & missed . Condolences to the near , dear & family .
Rest in Peace Sir . #KVAnand pic.twitter.com/V6ombIxZcy
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 30, 2021