Born : 27 January 1962 (age 54)
: Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Residence : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality : Indian
Education : BSc Visual Communication
Alma mater : Madras College of Arts (1980–1985)
Occupation : Art director
Years active : 1990–present
Known for : Production design
Awards : National Film Awards
(1994, 1995, 2007, 2010)
(1994, 2000, 2005 (2), 2010)
Sabu Cyril is an Indian film art director. He has won National Film Award for Best Art Direction four times and Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction (including south) five times. His work in Enthiran won him international recognition. Over the years, he has emerged to be the most expensive and celebrated art director in the country.
From 1982 to 1988, he was a freelance graphics designer for companies such as Welcomgroup Hotels, the Taj Group of Hotels, and Madura Coats. In 1988, he began his art director career, and has directed more than 480 advertisements, 3 teleserials and 50 feature films in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and designed several stage shows. In 1996, he directed the stage design for the Miss World beauty pageant. He also worked as one of the 2nd unit directors in the 1990 film Iyer the Great.