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Arvind Kannabiran

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Arvind Kannabiran
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Arvind Kannabiran on the set of I Am
🏳️ NationalityIndian
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📆 Years active  2005-present
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Arvind Kannabiran, (born 1966) is an Indian cinematographer.


Kannabiran began his career as second unit director of photography for the Aamir Khan film Mangal Pandey: The Rising. During the same year, he made his debut as cinematographer with My Brother…Nikhil, the 2005 biopic based on the life of Indian AIDS activist Dominic D'Souza.[1] His subsequent filmography includes Jai Ho Democracy, NH10, Anaarkali of Aarah, and a re-collaboration with writer-director Onir with the National Award-winning anthology film I Am. He also provided additional cinematography for the Hotstar TV series Hostages, an official Indian adaptation of an Israeli series of the same name.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kannabiran is the son of author Vasantha Kannabiran and human rights activist K. G. Kannabiran (1929-2010), co-founder of the People's Union for Civil Liberties. His sister is the sociologist-lawyer Kalpana Kannabiran.[3]


Year Film Language Notes
2005 My Brother... Nikhil English, Hindi
2005 Bluffmaster Hindi Additional cinematography
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi Director of photography; Second unit
2007 Loins of Punjab Presents English
2007 Manorama: Six Feet Under Hindi
2010 I Am Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, English won the National Award for Best Hindi Film.[4]
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Hindi
2015 NH10 Hindi, Haryanvi
2015 Jai Ho! Democracy Hindi
2017 Anaarkali of Aarah Hindi
2018 Chuskit Ladakhi
2019 Upstarts Hindi
2019 Hostages Hindi Additional cinematography


  1. Ferrão, R. Benedito. "My Friend... Dominic". Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. "Arvind Kannabiran". IMDb. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. "Civil rights activist Kannabiran passes away".
  4. "Vidya Balan wins National Award for 'The Dirty Picture'". The Times Of India.

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