Shraddha Vasugavade is a famous art director who works for Bollywood and Marathi movies. She made her entry in the art department of films with a feature film as well as with a short film. Currently, there is a trend everywhere, that any graduate of filmmaking should have some experience in filmmaking, and this is the reason many young artists involved in filmmaking, rushes to the door of short films to gain experience. Shraddha made her first debut as an art director in Bollywood movie ‘
Monsoon Shootout’ (2013) which was directed by
Amit Kumar and produced by
Anurag Kashyap, and Vivek Rangachari.
As an art director, her job was to facilitate and implement even the production designer’s creative intent too. A proper art direction gives the film its unique visual identity too. This Bollywood film was screened in Cannes Film Festival, and it had
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and
Vijay Varma in lead roles. It is Siddiqui's best performance till date. Shraddha made her first break in a Marathi movie ‘Nagrik’ which was an outstanding movie. It had the inclusion of various veteran Marathi artistes such as Neena Kulkarni, Sulabha Deshpande, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Khedekar, Soman and Devika Daftardar playing prominent roles.
Written by Jayprad Desai, Mahesh Keluskar, the film is directed by Jayprad Desai. It is a story of a journalist who tries to expose a political conspiracy and tries to understand the nexus between politics, business, and the media. For this Marathi movie, she was appointed as the Art Director. With the intense observation and clear communication, she began to get a better grasp on the nuances of her role.
In the year 2014, she worked as a production designer for a short film 'Cycle.' It is known that those who can handle art design works, to some extent can even handle production designing too. Her efforts for production designer job was focused on films like '
Dear Dad' (2016), and another short film 'Conversation' (2017).
Remember the film ‘Dear Dad’? It had beautiful locales and beautiful natural set-ups too. The film had Arvind Sway and
Himanshu Sharma in lead roles. The film focused on a father and his son's trip from Delhi to Mussoorie. For this movie, Shraddha Vasugavade had to take a holistic, visual approach to an entire film. Her work process determined the look of the environment, which includes locations, colors, textures, space, and objects that are used in a scene.