The audience only sees what’s showed to them on the screen, but there is much more behind the scenes. A lot of people work behind the camera put hard and effort to make that a reality. Photography is one such area that adds to the beauty of the flick and artists. One famous name in the world of photography is R.D Rajasekhar. R.D Rajasekhar was born in a typical south Indian family. He spent his childhood in Mayiladuthurai that happens to be in Nagapattinam District. He had a passion for photography since a very young age and wanted to earn fame in this field only. He didn’t do any professional course but learned by working under various directors.
His this live exposure was a game changer, and he learned the art of capturing what the directors want a professional photographer to shoot. He has worked under various big banners and with some renowned directors like
Gautham Menon, A R Murugadoss and Joshiy. He also worked with
Rajiv Menon as his assistant and their collaboration continued for eight long years. After working as an assistant to directors, he decided to take projects solely, and his first break came with ‘
Minnale,’ a Tamil film that hit the silver screens back in 2001. Before ‘Minnale’ he worked in 2 movies, ‘
Appu,’ and ‘
Rhythm’ but that was as a cinematographer. He worked in a few flicks to 2003, but he got appreciation and recognition in 2003 for ‘Kaakha Kaakha.’
Today R.D Rajasekhar is a renowned director of photography in the Tollywood industry. In his career span of 18 years, he has worked in more than 50 films. He has given his lens in Tamil, Malayali, and Telugu industry. He is very vocal about this choice and says that he loves shooting for action and thriller projects. His dream came true when he worked as the lead photographer in Hindi film ‘
Akira.’ Akira, released in 2016 had
Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role, and Rajashekhar got an appreciation for his solo Hindi movie. His last project was a Tamil flick named ‘
Jarugandi’ directed by A.N Pitchumani that hit the silver screen in 2018. He is married and well settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Being a person who is behind the camera, his future projects are still under cover, but lately, he is taking very few offers.