But his popularity quotient is North India is even bigger than it is in South as he has worked in many prominent Hindi movies and some well known TV ads featuring Indian cricket players.
Recollecting his most cherished memory while filming one such TV ad, Natty has praised Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni for his ability to put himself in others' shoes.
According to a leading Tamil daily, cameraman Natty had once found himself in a spot of bother as he couldn't finish his shooting within the allotted time of two days as rain had played spoilsport.
In an ad featuring most important Indian players, the second day shoot was supposed to be held outdoor. But the entire team was forced to stay under a roof because of the rain.
"When the producers had feared the worst, it was Dhoni who convinced everyone to wait for the rain to go away and ultimately we completed the shoot around 10:30 PM", Natty has said.
Apart from Puli, the famed cameraman has only worked in one other Tamil film, Thuppakki. He became a noteworthy actor in Tamil through Sathuranga Vettai which earned him accolades.