Devendra Golatkar is an Indian Cinematographer. He is 27 years old. He has studied at Swami Muktananda High School in Mumbai and also has a degree from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. In addition to that, he even has an engineering degree from PVPP College of Engineering in Mumbai. It came as a pleasant surprise when Devendra decided to chase a career in the film industry after having completed his graduation in engineering. He did not wish for a cubicle job and wanted to chase something that was more creative and challenging. He started studying in the Film and Television Institute of India, located in Pune, and became serious about movies. He had been the victor of the Asia Pacific Regional Kodak Film School Competition. His cinematography in the short film of 20 minutes included an excellent framing and composition.

He made resilient choices and used shadow and light very effectively to create a setting that was very apt for the movie. While achieving all of that, he made it a point to make the shooting look as natural as possible. It was a visual treat, and he provided such an astounding amount of creativity to it that his idol Don Burgess sent him a letter written in hand to let him know about his appreciation for the work. Devendra narrates how he made the film more appealing my using a series of diverse skills in the different sections of the movie. His film, titled Who Thought About Little Boy, dealt with child rights and he divided them into fourparts.He made use of different lenses to shoot scenes with crowds to give a congested look, while he shot sequences with a wide lens to space everything out.

He also employed heavily the use of colors to set an ambiance that suited the feelings and emotions projected by the movie. He highlighted saturated colors to add vibrancy and enthusiasm to the shots, on the other hand, he made use of deep, muted colors to bring out the dark and depressing emotions. He felt that as a student, it was a great honor in itself just to win the nomination for the award, but having won the accolades is just an icing on the cake. He wanted to express his talents on a global scale and have his name spread on the international platform. It also became a channel for budding cinematographers who seek support from the film fraternity. He is also an avid sports lover and enjoys staying updated with Cricket and Tennis. He got married on 20th March 2016. He currently lives in Mumbai.

Baba Azmi Hindi Actor

Baba Azmi

Sayyid Baba Azmi was born in Mumbai, India. He is a film cinematographer. He was born to Kaifi Azmi and Shaukat Kaifi. His father was a poet and lyricist. His sister Shabana Azmi is an actress. She is married to Javed Akhtar. But Baba Azmi is not as famous as his sister. He began his career in 1970 by assisting his first cousin, Ishan Arya. He worked as a light boy in Telugu films. He worked in 10- 12 Telugu films with his cousin Ishan Arya. Then he decided to go independent. His wife is Tanvi Azmi. She is a film and television actress in India. Baba Azmi’s career as a cinematographer started in the year 1975. He cinematographed the film "Muthyala Muggu" along with Ishan Arya. It was directed by Bapu. In 1982, he cinematographed the film "Bezubaan". It was a Shashi Kapoor film. He cinematographed the film "Who 7 Din" directed by Bapu in 1983. He then cinematographed the film "Lorie", a year later. It was directed by Vijay Talwar. In 1985 he cinematographed the films "Arjun and Pyari Behna". Baba Azmi cinematographed the TV series "Aur Bhi Hain Raahein" in 1986. He then cinematographed films like "Samundar and Mera Dharam" in the same year. He cinematographed Shekhar Kapur's film "Mr. India" in 1987. From the year 1989 to 1991, he cinematographed the TV series "Udaan". In 1989, he cinematographed the film "Prem Pratigyaa", directed by Bapu. He cinematographed Indra Kumar’s film "Dil" in the year in 1990. Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit starred in the movie. He also cinematographed the TV series "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad" in the same year. In 1992 Baba Azmi cinematographed the film "Beta". It was directed by Indra Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. He was the DOP (Director of Photography) for the film "Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja" in 1993. He also cinematographed the film "Gurudev" in the year 1993. In the year 1995, Baba Azmi cinematographed the film "Prem". It was directed by Satish Kaushik and Sanjay Kapoor, and Tabu starred in the film. He also cinematographed the films "Akele Hum Akele Tum" and "Raja" in the same year. In 1997, he cinematographed the film "Ishq" and in 2000 he cinematographed the film, "Call". In 2002, he cinematographed the film, "Rishtey". It was directed by Indra Kumar and Anil Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty starred in the movie. He cinematographed the film, "Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante" in 2006, "Yaariyan" and "Sirf. Life Looks Greener on the Other Side" in 2008. Baba Azmi was the director of photography for the film "Miley-Naa Miley-Hum" in 2011 and for "Chalk N Duster" in 2016.


V Manikandan

V. Manikandan, an Indian cinematographer, was born on January 13, 1968, at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. His brother is a National Awardee Artist, V. Jeevananthan, for his book Thiraicheelai on Cinema at the National Film Award 2010. He has filled in as the cinematographer for various significant box office hits in Hindi and Tamil. He is an acclaimed advertisement film cinematographer with more than 3,000 promotion movies to his credit. He began his profession in Tamil films. His debut film was ‘Atharman’ (Tamil) in 1994. In the next two years, he worked in Tamil movies ‘Sarigamapathani’ (1995), ‘Sengottai’ (1996), and ‘Mr. Romeo’ (1996). Manikandan likewise released an album Sree Rudra in 1995. In 1997 his cinematography appeared in a Malayalam motion picture ‘Asuravamsam’. In 2003 and 2004 he worked in Hindi blockbuster movies ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’. Manikandan won Filmfare award for best cinematography for a Tamil motion picture in 2005. In 2007 he was selected for Filmfare Award for a Hindi film ‘Om Shanti Om’. His cinematography showed up in Hindi film ‘Billu Barber’ (2009). Manikandan won Apsara Award for best cinematography in a Hindi motion picture ‘Raavan’ (2010) featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and ‘Vikram’. He worked in Tamil film ‘Raavanan’ (2010) and was named in the Asia Pacific Cine Awards (ASPA) for best cinematography. Around the same time, he released his two collections Sinkaravel and Devapadam 2 and acted as a cinematographer in a Hindi film ‘Khatta Meetha’ (2010). In 2011, Manikandan won ninth Annual Central European Bollywood Award (ACEBA­2012) for best cinematography in ‘Ra One’, an Indian science and fiction superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha, and featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami, Armaan Verma, and Tom Wu in pivotal parts. In 2013 Manikandan performed in a soundtrack collection Pottas Bomb with Jisha Nevin, Mohan Sithara, P. Jayachandran, and Vineeth Sreenivasan. He acted as an artist in albums named as Naadaswaram: Sri Laxmi Varaham (2014), Naadaswaram: Devi NeeyeaThunai (2014), Naadaswaram: Kalyana Vaibogam (2014), Naadaswaram: Sadhananda Thandavam (2014), Naadaswaram: Thyagaraja Ramar (2014), and Naadaswaram: Lavanya Rama (2015) with ‘A. V. Packrisamy’, ‘Ravichandran’, and Manikandan. In 2014, Manikandan worked in a Telugu film ‘Mukunda’. His work appeared as a cinematographer in Hindi films ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013) and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015). Manikandan was complimented by Mani Ratnam and ‘S. Shankar’, who are the industry's most acclaimed executives. About Manikandan, Mani Ratnam stated: "Yes - he is one of the great cinematographers in India." Another version of the Bio... He was born on 13th January, at Coimbatore in Tami Nadu. He is a leading Cinematographer, who has worked in a number of Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films. He’s a sought-after ad cinematographer who has more than 3000 ad films credited to his name. He won Filmfare award for the best cinematographer for Anniyan. He made his debut with Atharmam (Tamil) in 1994. He has been applauded by some of the most acclaimed directors Mani Ratnam and S.Shankar to name a few. V. Manikandan was nominated for the Asia Pacific cine awards (ASPA) for his remarkable work in Raavan in 2010, for best cinematography. He won an Apsara award for Raavan in 2011. He has films like – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Ye Jawani hai deewani,, Khatta meetha, Raavan, Billu barber, Om Shanti Om, kuch na kaho , boys, Mukunda, mai hoon na, police etc. to his name. With a career spanning two decades, V.Manikandan is very selective about the film’s he chooses to work on. Reading about him you’ll come to know that while he did a film like – Ye jawani hai Deewani. The director of YJHD – Ayan Mukherjee was in talks with Manikandan for about a year and Manikandan agreed because he liked Ayan's work in Wake Up Sid. Manikandan is known to present the real situations in a glamorous way. He captures the mood of the moment right. Sometimes Manikandan might not stick to color palette for the film. If you’ve seen YJHD you can probably make that out the film was shot in two halves, the color palette varied as per the requirement of the situation. To describe why his cinematography is so sought after one can look at the technicalities of “why one scene was shot in a particular way?” – for that matter, the movie YJHD had one scene shot in 4 different color combinations as per the mood. The time of night during Holi scene is the best example, where when the friends discover its dark when they confront Ranbir they are under a street light the conversation continues till the sky gets a little less dark. When Deepika and Ranbir are standing alone it’s shot in a very soft colored surrounding still dark, with dawn breaking look for the romantic feel. Manikandan makes sure the people watching the movie get the feel right, the way he captures a moment is remarkable.

V Manikandan Hindi Actor