, ISC, is a celebrated Director Of Photography of India. He has shot many award-winning films in Indian languages of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and English. Known for his realistic picturization and poetic framing sense, Ravi Varman began his career in Malayalam films. A well known writer in Tamil fiction and non fiction, he has also directed a romantic film in Tamil titled Moscowin Kavery
.He also filmed the music video for the song "Bird Flu
" by British Tamil songwriter M.I.A.
Ravi Varman was born in a village called Poyyoundarkudikkadu near Thanjavur
, Tamil Nadu
, India. Varman lost his mother at a young age. Just before she died there was a wedding in his neighborhood and his mother’s image was accidentally captured by the wedding photographer in one of the photos. Varman went to the studio and asked for a picture to be enlarged and learnt what "out of focus" meant. Thus, he developed an interest in photography and grew up with a passion for watching movies – though at the time, he never considered working in film as a possible career.
After working in Malayalam films since 1999 for three years, he worked in Bollywood
for the film Yeh Dil
in 2003. He later worked in the Telugu
and received more offers in Hindi
, such as Armaan
, Bee Busthar
, Ramji Londonwale
, and Phir Milenge
, as well as the Indian English