Sudeep Chatterjee

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Sudeep Chatterjee
Born Kolkata, India
Occupation cinematographer
Years active 1995 - present
Title ISC

Sudeep Chatterjee is an Indian cinematographer of Hindi films, most known for his work in films like Dor (2006), Chak De! India (2007) and Guzaarish (2010)

Early life and education

Chatterjee was born and raised in Kolkata. After he passed class 10 his father gave him a camera, which in time provided him with a career direction. After he finished his schooling he joined an engineering college, but after only eight months he left it to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, where he studied cinematography.[1]


After passing out from FTII, he started his career in Kolkata making advertisements and documentaries, eventually after two years, filmmaker Anjan Dutt offered him Bada Din (1997), a Hindi film starring Shabana Azmi and Tara Deshpande. Thereafter he shifted based to Mumbai and started working TV serials like, Rishtey, Talaash etc. for a year before he shot Ram Gopal Verma's Road (2002).

Soon was working in film across genres, action, thriller and drama, and his in Salman Khan starrer, Lucky: No Time for Love (2005), where he shot the picturesque locales of Russia, followed by Nagesh Kukunoor's successive films Iqbal (2005) and Dor (2006), and Jaan e Mann (2005) got him attention,[2] and he got to do Chak De! India (2007) directed by Shimit Amin, where he grained and desaturated the film, and shot almost 80% of the movie with a hand-held camera, eventually winning him accolades and the 2008 Filmfare,IIFA and Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography amongst others.[1] His next important work was in Bengali film, Kaalpurush (2008), directed by acclaimed film director of Bengali cinema, Buddhadev Dasgupta, and starring Mithun Chakraborty and Rahul Bose, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

In 2010 came Guzaarish directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Hritik Roshan and Ashwariya Rai, Sudeep had previously apprenticed with Sanjay, also a fellow FTII student, in 1942: A Love Story, where he was the song director.[3]Guzaarish Won IIFA, Screen, and Apsara award for best Cinematography.

He followed it up with the big budget super successful entertainer Dhoom 3 (2013) and Chotushkone (2014) for which he won the prestigious National Award for Cinematography.

Chatterjee followed up with his second consecutive National award in 2015 with the highly acclaimed Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.


Awards and nominations

National Award (India) 2015 for Bajirao Mastani

IIFA Award 2015 for Bajirao Mastani

Screen Award 20015 for Bajirao Mastani

Zee Cine Award 2015 for Bajirao Mastani

Apsara Award 2015 for Bajirao Mastani

National Award 2014 for Chotushkone Chotushkone[4]

IIFA Award 2011 for Guzaarish.

Screen Award 2011 for Guzaarish.

Apsara Award 2011 for Guzaarish.

Filmfare Award 2008 for Chak de India.

IIFA Award 2008 for Chak de India.

ZeeCine Award 2008 for Chak de India.

Screen Award Nomination 2006 for Iqbal.

Screen Award Nomination 2003 for Road.


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