Veteran cinematographer and filmmaker KV Anand passed away in the early hours of Friday after a cardiac arrest in Chennai. According to reports, he suffered from COVID-19 complications. He was 54. His last rites took place at Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai. People were not allowed to pay their last respects as it is a Covid-related death.
Born in 1966, Kumar Venkatesan Anand began his career as a photojournalist for several newspapers and magazines. He then switched to cinematography when he had the opportunity to work under cinematographer PC Sreeram for a few films. He also worked on a number of TV serials and advertisement films other than a few feature films. His career in the film industry began as a cinematographer in 1994 with Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath for which he won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography. After a successful career as a cinematographer for over a decade, working across industries in films Anand made his directorial debut in 2005 with the family drama Kana Kandaen (2005). Anand is the founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC). Following his death, condolences began pouring in on social media.