Anil Mehta is a cinematographer, director, and writer of Bollywood movies. He has studied cinematography from Pune at the Film and Television Institute of India. ‘ Lagaan’ (2001), ‘’Veer-Zaara (2004), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), and ‘’Saathiya (2002) are his shootings. His first featured film was “ Aaja Nachle”, starring Madhuri Dixit, Konkona Sen Sharma, Akshaye Khanna, and Kunal Kapoor, produced by Yashraj Films, which released on 9 November 2007. He won the Film Award for Best Cinematography for the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999).

His cinematography career includes - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), ‘ Shaandaar’ (2015), ‘ Badlapur’ (2015), Finding Fanny (2014), ‘ Highway’ (2014), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), ‘ Cocktail’ (2012), ‘ Rockstar’ (2011), Wake Up Sid (2009), ‘ Marigold’ (2007), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Saathiya (2002), Agni Varsha (2002), Lagaan (2001), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), and The Cloud Door (1994). He is the writer of the movie ‘Agni Varsha’ (2002) and has directed “Aaja Nachle” (2007).

Shanker Raman Hindi Actor

Shanker Raman

Shanker Raman is a renowned Indian cinematographer and producer, as well as a writer. Among all his talents, he has put his skill of cinematography to the maximum use. People credit him with working on various successful movies such as Peepli (Live), Rocky Handsome, ‘Frozen’, and ‘Autumn’. Peepli (Live) was produced by famous Bollywood couple, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, and directed by Anusha Rizvi. It was a satirical comedy movie, which explored the theme of farmer suicides in India, as is a grave problem in the current scenario. Other films in which he has worked as a cinematographer are ‘Fireflies’, ‘Patang’, You Say Party: Lonely’s Lunch, and Sarah + Dee. Not only pictures, but he has also lent his time and energy for TV documentaries such as Banged Up Abroad, in the episode, India: Hostage to Terror. The show used to air on The National Geographic channel. Handmade in India, Sunset Bollywood, and Some Roots Grow Upwards, are some documentaries on which he has worked. He was also the Director of Photography for the motion picture, The Great Indian Butterfly. ‘Frozen’, the movie in which he worked on cinematography, won the Best Cinematography Award at the Durban International Film Festival. For the same motion picture, he got a nomination for the Best Cinematographer by Asian Film Awards. Frozen was an Indian black and white drama film, which was shot in Ladakh entirely. Along with cinematography, Raman also worked on its screenplay. Shivajee Chandrabhushan directed as well as produced it. Likewise, his film ‘Harud’ or ‘Autumn’, of 2010, won the Best Feature Film Award. They received a Silver Lotus award in 2013. In this movie, a man struggles to bear the loss of his elder brother, a tourist photographer who got lost during the militant insurgency in Kashmir. He is also engaged with the screenplay of films such as ‘Gurgaon’, ‘Harud’, and ‘Frozen’. Along with working on the cinematography aspect, as well as the screenplay of the pictures Harud and Frozen, he went a step forward and even produced them. He was the director of the film ‘Gurgaon’. He also got the opportunity to work in the camera and photography department of the political thriller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It is based entirely on the Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s novel of the same name. It describes how things get difficult for a Pakistani man after the attacks on the twin towers in America.


Amitabha Singh

Amitabha Singh is a producer and cinematographer of Bollywood. He is famous for his films like Chillar Party, a national award winning film, and Khosla Ka Ghosla. Amitabha has done many ad shoots over the years, since the advent of his career in cinematography. Amitabha graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and got training in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India. He got his Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, and Amitabha did his Masters from Banaras Hindu University in Mathematics. Later, he did a course in Japanese from JNU University. Amitabha started his career in 1994, as a full-fledged cinematographer in the Indian film industry. But he got fame with the comedy movie, Khosla Ka Ghosla, in 2002, starring Vinay Pathak. Sau Jhooth Ek Sach, was another flick that came on the floor with his contribution in cinematography, in 2003. In 2005, he released a movie called, The Film. MP3 Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, was a romantic period drama film, featuring for the first time, Ruslaan Mumtaz and Hazel in the lead. It was a romantic flick that depicted the curiosity and shyness of their first love, and revolved around two school going teenagers, who fall in love eventually. De Taali, in 2007, was another rom-com film under Amitabha’s cinematography. One after another, he gave some tremendously well and heart touching films with some message in them. Thodi Life, Thoda Magic, starring Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan, was another one of his films. In 2008, Chillar Party released, it was based on the story of some rag pickers and their struggle with life. This movie turned out to be a path breaker movie for him and won in the Best Film Category in the National Awards. The Good Road, a Gujarati film produced by Amitabha for NFDC, has earned great acclamations and praises by the critics, and was screened at several international film festivals. It was India’s entry in The Foreign Language Film Category at the 86th Academy Awards, and The Good Road won the National Film Award in the Gujarati film category. Amitabha introduced Super 16 in the professional stream as the ‘Think 16’ initiative. He performed various tests and provided cross- platform awareness about the Super 16 environment in the film industry. Singh laid out a platform for its layout and made several challenges that professional visual standards needed, and made them available to Advertising Films, Feature Films, Student Films and Short Films.

Amitabha Singh Hindi Actor