Santosh Sivan

Highest Rated: 100% Asoka (2001)
Lowest Rated: 49% Before the Rains (2008)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
After graduating from the Film and Television Institute of India in 1984, Santosh Sivan began his film career as a cinematographer, eventually working with such legendary Bollywood directors as Aditya Bhattacharya (Raakh) and the always innovative Mani Rathnam (Iruvar, Dil Se). In 1995 he moved into directing himself with the children's film Halo, which was featured in several children's film festivals. He gained international renown for his second feature, The Terrorist in 1998, a harrowing fact-based drama about a teenage female assassin that so impressed actor John Malkovich that he arranged its distribution in the United States. Malli, a more low-key drama about an impoverished little girl, followed in 1999. His Bollywood epic Asoka, a major artistic departure, was released in 2001. Sivan serves as cinematographer on all his directorial efforts, giving his films a distinct, lush visual beauty.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Inam Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet Urumi (Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama) Director 2012
No Score Yet Tahaan Director Screenwriter 2008
49% Before the Rains Director 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Bhagat Singh Actor 2002
100% Asoka Director Screenwriter $0.4M 2001
84% The Terrorist Screenwriter Director 1999
No Score Yet Malli Director Screenwriter 1998
No Score Yet Halo Director 1997


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