Faredoon Irani

Faredoon A. Irani was an Indian cinematographer who worked in Hindi films. He shot Mehboob Khan's films Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) and Mother India (1958).

During his career, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer record two times, for Mother India (1958) and Duniya (1970).


In 1935, he shot Mehboob Khan's directorial debut film, Judgement of Allah (1935), which in turn was inspired by The Sign of the Cross (1932) by Cecil B. DeMille. Subsequently he shot all Mehboob Khan films, including Anmol Ghadi (1946), Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) - India's first technicolor film,[1][2] Amar (1954) and Mother India (1958),[3] which not only got him critical acclaim, but also his first Filmfare Award.[4]

A leading cinematographer of his time,[5] he also presided over the meeting which led to the formation of Western India Cinematographers' Association (WICA) on August 2, 1953 in Mumbai.[6]




  1. "Aan". Upperstall. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  2. Aan University of Iowa.
  3. "Mehboob Khan Profile". Upperstall. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  4. "Mother India (1957)". The Hindu. Mother India (1957). Retrieved May 4, 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. Film World, Vol. 1.T.M. Ramachandran, 1964. p. 97.
  6. "History". Western India Cinematographers' Association. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  7. "Best Cinematographer Award (B&W), Colour". Official Listing, Indiatimes. Retrieved Apr 28, 2013.

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