Gnana Shekar V.S.

  • Cinematographer

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Award-winning cinematographer and painter Gnana Shekar has helmed the camera department for a number of popular movies across Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. He is perhaps best known for his work in movies like Kanche (2015) and Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017); the former won him a Nandi Award while the latter a SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer. A reputed painter whose works have been exhibited at several prestigious galleries, Gnana Shekar's cinematography is equally unique.

Besides his work in cinema, the cinematographer has also been associated with numerous internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries, notable among which are Anirban Dutta's Tetris (2006), Shyamal Karmakar's Setu (2007) and Chronicles of a Temple Painter (2014). Other significant movie credits include Vedam (2010), the Assamese film Maj Rati Keteki (2015), the space film Antariksham 9000 kmph (2018), the biographical drama NTR: Kathanayakudu (2019), its sequel NTR: Mahanayakudu (2019) and the historical drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019).