Binod Pradhan was born in Darjeeling, West Bengal. He is a Cinematographer by profession and has worked in both Indian and Nepali movies. He has the citizenship of both the countries. His father H.K. Pradhan owned a photo studio. He gave Binod his first box camera and he was fascinated with it. Binod used to capture black and white pictures and used to color them later using water colors. Soon, his father caught him and was amazed at his work. He displayed his work outside the studio. Seeing his interest, he soon rolled up working in the studio and later he started managing his father’s studio. Binod wanted to sharpen his talent, but this could never be possible in Darjeeling since there is no proper institute to train him.

Binod joined the three years course in FTII in Pune to learn cinematography. During a competition in the Institute, Binod’s work was noticed by Prem Sagar, and he offered him the job of an Assistant at his place. He joined him at his workplace and assisted him in movies but soon realized that he cannot prosper if he remains stuck in one area. Binod started to look for more options and A.K. Bir, an excellent camera handler of his time gave him the Assistant Camera handling job and asked him to handle the zoom and the focus department. With the passage of time, Binod changed various workplaces and so was his address changing but through all this, he learned various skillful techniques.

Binod debuted with the film, “Ghashiram Kotwal”. While Binod continued his search for jobs, he met Dolly and soon after their meeting they fell for each other and decided to marry each other. Binod was unable to convince her parents, and so they decided to run away, they came back to Kalimpong and decided to settle there. They had a son, Binay and he devoted all his time for his upbringing. Binod was jobless, but fate had a different choice, ‘ Kundan Shah Kundan Shah is an Indian director and scriptwriter >> Read More... ’ gathered his batch mates to complete his film, “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and Binod became a part of the project and it proved to be a milestone.

Binod other works include “ Rang De Basanti Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “ Rajjo Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “ 2 States Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “ Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “ Heroes Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “Delhi-6”, “ Ta Ra Rum Pum Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.”, “Ishq Wala Love”, etc. His upcoming venture is “Homing Pigeons”. He received various Awards and nomination for his work in the industry.

Kartik Vijay Hindi Actor

Kartik Vijay

Kartik Vijay is an Indian television, and film cinematographer known for his work in movies such as Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, Anwar, and Taxi No. 9211, among many others. Vijay has also shot more than more than 300 commercials which were also telecast at the Cannes Festival. Vijay is a Mumbaikar and pursued his education in Graphic Designing and Advertising at The Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Arts in Mumbai. Vijay started his career in 2000 by assisting in the production of popular television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ryan Murphy’s drama, Nip/Tuck, and Daniel Voll’s mystery-thriller, Threat Matrix. However, Vijay received recognition for his work in shorts films such as the Dominic Koletes-directed, This Woman’s Work, and the Natasha Dyer starrer Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan. Consequently, in 2006, Vijay was given the cinematographer’s role in Milan Luthria’s drama thriller, Taxi No. 9211, featuring John Abraham and Nana Patekar in the lead roles. The following year saw Vijay as the D.O.P for the Manish Jha-directed Anwar. In 2008, Vijay served as the cinematographer for Dibakar Banerjee’s comedy, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. 2011 saw Abhinay Deo appoint Vijay for his crime-drama Game, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, and Anupam Kher. In 2013, Vijay sat behind the camera for the Vishal Bharadwaj- directed Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. However, Vijay received critical acclamation for his work in the short film, The Brave, the Boldest.


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.

Shanker Raman Hindi Actor