Sabu Cyril is an art director in Hindi films.
He finished his graduation from the Madras School of Arts and Crafts. After his graduation, he worked for a period of six years as a freelance graphic designer for companies the Welcomgroup of Hotels, the Taj Group of Hotels, and Madura Coats.
However, in 1988, he branched out into a different field altogether, that of art direction. Since, Sabu has directed about 500 advertisements, a few television serials and about 50 feature films across several langauges such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada to date. He was given the opportunity of directing the stage design for the Miss World beauty pageant, in 1996.
Sabu has contributed to his field tremendously and helped in raising standards of art direction in India, to come close to those followed in the Western world. He has won two National Awards, the State awards of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and has won the Filmfare Best Art Direction Award twice, in 2005 for Yuva and in 1994 for Gardish.