Shakthi is an Indian cinematographer who is working in the Tamil industry. He was born in Pattukottai, Tamil Nadu. He was very keen about cameras from a young age. Later on, he went to Chennai to pursue engineering. But he left that course in the second year as his interests were different and joined as an assistant. Shakthi started his career by assisting in films like 12B, Ullam Ketkume, Run, Unnale Unnale, and Anandha Thandavam.

Shakthi's debut film was Renigunta which written and directed by Paneer Selvam. It was a giant success at box office and its cinematography was well-praised. His other films include Vaalu , Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal, 18 Vayasu and Vettai Mannan. His latest movie was Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran (2016) which earned many positive reviews. Shakthi handled the cinematography for "The Love Anthem" ,an Indian song done by Silambarasan which was written in 96 different languages. This talented cinematographer married Priyadarshini in Kumbakonam on June 29 June 2015.