Cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan has been inducted into the prestigious American Society Of Cinematographers(ASC).
The ASC is an organization whose members are all cinematographers from across the world.Santosh Sivan is the first South-Asian cinematographer to be thus honoured. The ASC has only 340 members and it is by invitation only. Sivan was nvited by Michael Chapman who was the cinematographer for Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and so on.
Sivan worked as cinematographer for films such as Raavan, Dil Se, Asoka, Roja, Tahaan, Bride and Prejudice among others. He also directed films like Before The Rains and Urimi. He is the recipient of six National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards.