Sameer Reddy is a cinematographer; he mainly works in South Indian Film Industry and also Hindi Film Industry. He was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Rajahmundry. As his family is in Leather Industry; so he was sent to take a degree in Leather Technology in Chennai. He joined the Institute in Guindy, Chennai. During the workshop he saw the guys and girls sitting on the floor and stitching chappals, he never returned again to the Institute as he was too scared watching that.
Rasool, his cousin, was a camera assistant for the film ‘
Shiva’; after watching Shiva, Sameer got fascinated towards the films. He started the journey with joining the Graphics Department in Prasad Labs on advice of cinematographer S Gopal Reddy. After spending ample of time there, he again approached S Gopal Reddy to take him in his group; but S Gopal had no vacancy. Sameer then met Teja and became his assistant in the
Ram Gopal Varma film ‘Raat’; which was also Teja’s first film being cinematographer.
Sameer got his first chance as a cinematographer with the Hindi film ‘
Bhai’ (1997); he then went on to do Hindi films as ‘Jaanwar’ (1999), ‘Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love’ (2001) and a few more. Sameer made his debut in Telugu films with the 2001 film ‘Anandam’, which was directed by Seenu Vytla. Further he did movies like ‘
Nijam’, ‘Satyam’ and many more.