K. Rajagopal is an Indian editor, Singaporean film director, and screenplay writer.He has edited around 50 Malayalam films and some Malayalam and Hindi TV shows. He was born on 21 September 1965 in Kerala. He has won 3 International Film Festival Awards. He is well known as the director and Screenplay writer of the critically acclaimed social film A Yellow Bird which released in three languages which are English, Mandarin, and Tamil. K. Rajagopal started his career as an Editor in 1985 through Malayalam language movie AdhyayamOnnuMutthal starring Madhavi and Mohanlal in lead roles. Till 1995 he was involved in the Editing work of Malayalam films. Till then he had edited almost 20 Malayalam movies. In 1995 he left India and went to Singapore to try his luck in Directing Films.
In 1995 he released his first directed Singaporean short film I Can’t Sleep Tonight which was highly appreciated by both critics and audience of Singapore and went on winning Special Jury Award in Singapore International Film Festival. In 1996 and 1997 his films The Glare and Absence respectively won Special Jury Award in the same award function. His short film Timeless won an award in National Short film award held in Oberhausen. His another short film 7 Letters, critically acclaimed by critics for its unique concept got nominated in World Premieres Festival.
Then he came up with the Award Winning film A Yellow Bird starring Shivakumar Balakrishnan and
Huang Lu in lead roles and rose to stardom through this. In 2016 Cannes Film Festival,This movie was screened in the International Critics Week and nominated in the award categories, Critics Week Grand Prize and Golden Camera award. This film grabbed everyone’s attention around the world and critically acclaimed by the Critics. The storyline of this film revolves around Siva, an Indian man who stays in Singapore and trapped into police custody for illegal smuggling.
After being released from jail, he asks her mother forgiveness for his deeds, but his mother doesn’t forgive him. He begins to search for his ex-wife and his child, and during that period he comes across a prostitute and finds solace in her company. But soon he feels guilty for leaving his family behind, and rest of the story shows to which extent he goes to redeem his guilt. During these times he continued his work as an Editor and went on editing Malayalam and Telugu movies. He was also an editor of a horror TV series Ssssh…Phir Koi Haiwhich was used to broadcast on Star one channel. He is currently involved in editing work of
Fear Files that broadcast on Zee TV and Adaalat that screens on Sony TV. He has done editing work in Dalquer Salman starring movie
Jomonte Suvisheshangal that released on 27th January 2017.