Bakul Sharma or Bakul Omprakash Sharma is a brilliant Indian cinematographer, who started her career with portraiture and original photography. Having no formal training in photography aside from her imagination and dreams, she became an assistant cinematographer in the year 2001. Bakul has worked on several projects and became an independent director of photography in 2008. She gained more experiences after working on many documentaries, short films, feature films, and television commercials. But experimental films remain in her heart.
Bakul has been an Assistant Cinematographer in the 2006 romantic comedy film, Outsourced. In 2009, she worked in Zoya Akhtar’s drama film,
Luck By Chance. She also had the opportunity to work in Claire McCarthy’s Australian film, The Waiting City. In 2010, Bakul was the Camera Operator of Ekta Kapoor’s very successful action thriller film, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, and Vipul Shah’s science fiction film,
Action Replayy. She also worked as the Director of Photography in Vroom (2010) and Disney World Cinema’s Bollywood film, Zokkomon (2011).
In 2013, Bakul was one of the cinematographers of the documentary, Venice 70: Future Reloaded. 70 directors directed this from around the world, and she was included in the ensemble list of cinematographers, who worked in the
Shekhar Kapur segment. In the same year, she worked as the Director of Photography for Scattered Windows, Connected Doors; an inspiring documentary that is made of eight stories comprising of eight different women who lives in the urban India. Bakul also worked as the Director of Photography in Suicidal (2013). Aside from films and documentaries, she also directed few TVCs for Levi’s and Century Real Estate.