Veteran cinematographer P. C. Sreeram has cranked the camera for just 30 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, besides directing three films and a few TV commercials. He has also directed Kuruthipunal which was submitted by India as its official entry to the Oscars in 1996 and 'Vanam Vasappadum' an adaptation of a novel written by writer Sujatha.
Currently the picky cameraman is working in multiple projects. He has just wrapped up his work with director Shankar's "AI". He is working in 'Shamitabh', which is an upcoming Hindi film directed by R. Balki, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan (in her debut) in the lead roles. This film's soundtrack and background score will be composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Including Balki's earlier After 'Paa', 'Cheeni Kum' and Vikram Kumar's '13 B', Shamitabh is his fourth movie in Bollywood.
Recently, Sreeram has finalized the story of an eminent director and will be a busy till 2015 end as his dates are all booked.
Sreeram is well known for his association with ace director Mani Ratnam and received critical acclaim for his work in films like 'Mouna Ragam','Nayagan', 'Agni Natchathiram' and 'Geetanjali'. The number of films he has worked may be less in number when compared to the number of years he has been in the industry, but the veteran has mentored many cinematographers who have made their mark in the industry.