Manoj Paramahamsa is an Indian cinematographer, has worked in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries. His father UV Babu, has directed more than half-a-dozen films in Telugu. Manoj educated at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu at Chennai, he received his early training from the cinematographer S. Saravanan. He started his career by assisting in films such as Pammal K. Sambandam, Arasatchi, Priyamana Thozhi, Madhurey, Thirupaachi and Thirupathi, as well as other films in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil, before becoming independent. He assisted him for seven years. His debut film was Eeram directed by Arivazhagan, and produced by noted director S. Shankar under his banner S Pictures. He received wide critical praise for his work in the film. In 2010, he worked on Gautham Menon's romance film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and its Telugu remake Ye Maaya Chesave, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - South for the latter. He also handled cinematography for Menon's psychological thriller, Nadunisi Naaygal starring Sameera Reddy. He worked in the remake of 3 Idiots in Tamil, Nanban, which was directed by S. Shankar. He turned producer with the adventure film Poovarasam Peepee.