B. R. Vijayalakshmi

  • Director, Producer

Born in India

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Known as Asia's first woman cinematographer, B. R. Vijayalakshmi made her debut with the 1985 Tamil film Chinna Veedu, and has worked in several movies and television series. Her most prominent work includes the movies Aruvadai Naal (1986), Sirai Paravai (1987) and Iniya Uravu Poothathu (1987). She was also associated with the Malayalam film Daddy (1992) as a script writer. Paattu Padava in 1995 marked her directorial debut, for which she was the script writer and also handled the cinematography. Her 2018 directorial venture includes the romantic movie Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum starring Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai in the lead roles.