Sundaram started as a camera assistant at Vijay Vauhini studio and assisted noted cameraman A Vincent, before branching out on his own. Some of his memorable hits include films like Uyarndha Manidhan, Oli Vilakku, Kaadhalikka Neramillai, Enga Veettu Pillai, Adimai Penn, and Vietnam Veedu etc. He was the first high profile commercial film cameraman who was a favourite with both MGR and Sivaji, as his profile shots made them look handsome and daring on screen. Sundaram went on to can a number of memorable movies starring MGR, Sivaji and Jayalaithaa among others. Sundaram was one of the founders of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and the South Indian Cinematographers Association (SICA). He had filmed over 200 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. All shooting in Kollywood has been cancelled today ( Tuesday, March 23), as a mark of respect for veteran cameraman PN Sundaram who passed away on 22 March, Monday at the age of 82.