Ashok Kumar


Name: Ashok Kumar

Profession:  Indian cinematographer

Birth:  1941

Death:  22 October 2014

Telugu Movies:
Janmabhoomi
Ezhuthaatha Kadha
Avalalpam Vaikippoyi
Kuttyedathi
Maappusaakshi
Kalam Marindi
Chembarathi
Chaayam
Darshanam
Mazhakkaaru
Gaayathri
Manushyaputhran
Swapnam
Kaamini
Moham
Odakkuzhal
Nurayum Pathayum
Taxi Driver
Guruvayur Kesavan
Randu Lokam
Ammuvinte Aattinkutty
Aaravam
Njaan Njaan Maathram
Sathrathil Oru Raathri
Ee Ganam Marakkumo
Randu Janmam
Jayikkaanaay Janichavan
Aniyara
Lovely
Devathai
Thakara
Uthiripookkal
Ullasa Paravaigal
Pootaadha Pootukkal
Kaali
Johnny
Lorry
Nenjathai Killathe
Manjil Virinja Pookkal
Swathu
Malankattu
Nandu
Metti
Azhagiya Kanney
Eera Vizhi Kaaviyangal
Darling, Darling, Darling
Novemberinte Nashtam
Thadaakam
Kaikeyi
Mundhanai Mudichu
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
My Dear Kuttichathan
Parannu Parannu Parannu
Kalkki
Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu
Kai Kodukkum Kai
Pillai Nila
Kanni Rasi
Thendrale Ennai Thodu
Aan Paavam
Paaru Paaru Pattinam Paaru
Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai
Kanne Kaniyamuthe
Rithubhedam
Manaivi Ready
Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil
Jeeva
Daisy
Nethiyadi
Vetri Vizha
Orukkam
My Dear Marthandan
Nadigan
Vasanthakala Paravai
Suriyan
Magudam
Mannan
I Love India
Indhu
Kattumarakaran
Ragasiya Police
Jeans
Malabar Police
Bawandar
Tales of The Kama Sutra: The Perfumed Garden
Sri Sai Mahima
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar
Kamasutra Nights

Awards:

National Film Award for Best Cinematography
1980 – Nenjathai Killathe
Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography
1969 – Janmabhoomi
1973 – Swapnam
1977 – Taxi Driver (Black and White)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer
1980 – Nenjathai Killathe
1988 – Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil
Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer
2000 – Sri Sai Mahima
V. Shantaram Awards
2000 – Best Cinematography for Bawandar.

Brief Profile:

Ashok Kumar was Born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India, to Kedarnath Aggarwal, a Hindi poet. He was passionate about cinema right from his childhood despite his family not being connected to films. After obtaining a diploma in photography from the Allahabad University, he decided to join a film institute in order to pursue a career in filmmaking. Although his family was initially not supportive of his decision, he was allowed to go to Madras rather than Bombay.

Ashok Kumar was married and had four sons. Two of his sons, Akash Ashok Kumar Aggarwal and Sameer Ashok Kumar Aggarwal are also cinematographers. His family is based in Chennai. Following severe illness in June 2014, Ashok Kumar was admitted to hospitals in Hyderabad and Chennai where he had undergone treatment for a period of about six months before passing away on 22 October 2014 at the age of 73 in Chennai