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Shaji N Karun

Director, cinematographer Shaji N Karun is an Indian film director and cinematographer. His debut film Piravi(1988) won the Camera d’Or- Mention d’Honneur at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. He was the premiere chairman of the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy, the first academy for film and TV in India and was also the executive chairman of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) from 1998 to 2001. He is best known for his award-winning films Piravi (1988), Swaham(1994), Vanaprastham(1999) and Kutty Srank (2009). He won the National Award for Best Director for his debut film Piravi. He also won two Kerala State Film Award for Best Director for his films Swaham and Vanaprastham. He has worked with notable directors like G. Aravindan, K. G. George and M. T. Vasudevan Nair as a cinematographer.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8th -17th february 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.


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