A cinematographer predominantly known for his work in the Malayalam film industry, Shyju Khalid has donned several hats along with that of the cinematographer`s. A writer, director, and producer as well, Shyju debuted as a cinematographer in 2011 with the Malayalam movie Traffic, following which he was associated with a string of Malayalam movies.
Making his debut as a writer and director, Shyju was associated with the 2013 romance 5 Sundarikal, starring the likes of Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Isha Sharvani, Kavya Madhavan, and Nivin Pauly. Meanwhile, he produced Chandrettan Evideya in 2015, which he was associated with as cinematographer, and the Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi-starrer Kali in 2016. As a cinematographer, he has movies such as 22 Female Kottayam, Idukki Gold, Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Ee.Maa.Yau, and Sudani From Nigeria, which he also produced, to his credit. His 2019 project includes Thamaasha. His 2020 release includes Anjaam Pathiraa.