Chezhiyan is an Indian cinematographer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. After Completed his Civil Engineering degree, he started his career as an apprentice to P. C. Sreeram before establishing himself as a cinematographer. He was born in South Tamil Nadu at Sivaganga.Making his cinematic debut as a full-fledged cinematographer through Kalloori, Chezhiyan's camera-work in Bala's Paradesi (2013) fetched him universal acclaim as he won the "Best cinematography" award at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards in 2013.
And he is an acclaimed author of series of books about cinema which name is 'Ulaga cinema'(world cinema) in Tamil. The series of ulaga cinema article which was published by Ananda Vikatan, the Famous Tamil weekly from (2005-2007).He got KATHA award for his short story Harmoniam(2004) and got Junior Fellowship Award from Indian government- ministry of culture -for his Literary Thesis about 'Imagery in Tamil short stories'(2004-2006). He has worked as a cinematographer in so many Documentaries one is a biographical docufiction about Former India President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam( A Little Dream) and a Documentary about prolific Tamil writer T.Jeyakandhan.Recently he founded 'The Music School'.The school is publishing books to learn western music through Tamil and English.And he is the author of 10 volumes of books about Western Music Theory.
He got Best cinematographer award in Norway short film festival 2011 for the short film Kallaththoni.