Birth: 08-03-1964, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Santosh Sivan is an Indian cinematographer, film director, and producer who has worked Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. He has won five National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and ten International Film Festival Awards.


He is the brother of directors Sangeeth Sivan and Sanjeev Sivan. Sangeeth is older to him and Sanjeev is younger to him. Their father, Sivan, is a renowned director and cinematographer of Malayalam documentary films, and runs the Trivandrum-based Sivan Studio.