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C.K. Muraleedharan


C. K. Muraleedharan is an Indian cinematographer born and brought up in rural Kerala, is one of the most accomplished cinematographers in India. 


He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1987 with a specialization in Cinematography. His major works are in Hindi cinema, Telugu cinema, and Malayalam cinema.


Having worked in several short movies, commercials, and television since 1987, Muraleedharan, made his debut on the silver screen with the Bollywood film Ek Chhotisi Love Story in 2002.


His daughter Karthika Muralidharan is an actress in the Malayalam film industry. He has conducted a research project on the History and Practice of Cinematography in India, along with Raqs Media Collective for the India Foundation for the Arts.