Sudeep Chatterjee is an Indian cinemaatographer, who primarily works in Hindi filmsand Bengali movies. He has teamed up with widely praised chiefs like Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Nagesh Kukunoor, Srijit Mukherji, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Vishal Bharadwaj. He is generally known for his work in films like Iqbal (2005), Chak De India (2007), Guzaarish (2010), Dhoom 3 (2013), Chotushkone (2014), Bajirao Mastani (2015),Padmaavat (2018) and Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022). He has gotten the Public Film Grant for Best Cinematography, two times, for Chotushkone and Bajirao Mastani.
Early life and education
Chatterjee was brought up in Kolkata. After he passed class 10 his dad gave him a camera, which in time gave him a lifelong course. After he completed his tutoring he joined a designing school, yet after just eight months he passed on it to join the Film and TV Establishment of India (FTII), Pune, where he concentrated on cinematography.
In the wake of moving on from Film and TV Establishment of India, he began his vocation in Kolkata making ads and narratives, in the end following two years, movie producer Anjan Dutt offered him Bada Din(1997), a Hindi film featuring Shabana Azmi. From that point he moved based to Mumbai and began working television series and ads for a year before he shot Smash Gopal Verma’s Street (2002).
Before long was working in film across kinds, activity, thrill ride and show, and his in Salman Khan starrer, Fortunate: No Time for Affection (2005), where he shot the beautiful areas of Russia, trailed by Nagesh Kukunoor’s progressive movies Iqbal (2005) and Dor (2006), and Jaan-E-Mann (2005) got him consideration, and he got to do Chak De! India (2007) coordinated by Shimit Amin, where he grained and desaturated the film, and shot practically 80% of the film with a hand-held camera, in the long run winning him honors and the 2008 Filmfare Grant for Best Cinematography, IIFA Grant for Best Cinematography and Zee Cine Grant for Best Cinematography among others. His next significant work was in Bengali movie, Kaalpurush (2008), coordinated by acclaimed movie head of Bengali film, Buddhadev Dasgupta, and featuring Mithun Chakraborty and Rahul Bose, the film won the Public Film Grant for Best Element Film.
In 2010 came Guzaarish coordinated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali featuring Hritik Roshan and Ashwariya Rai, Sudeep had recently apprenticed with Sanjay, likewise an individual FTII understudy, in 1942: A Romantic tale, where he was the tune chief. Guzaarish Won IIFA, Screen, and Apsara grant for best Cinematography. He followed it up with the huge financial plan very fruitful performer Dhoom 3 (2013). He then worked in the movie Chotushkone (2014) coordinated by widely praised chief Srijit Mukherji for which Chatterjee won the lofty Public Film Grant for Best Cinematography.
Chatterjee circled back to his second sequential Public honor in 2015 with the exceptionally acclaimed Bajirao Mastani coordinated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He again teamed up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the basically and industrially fruitful period piece Padmavat (2018). He is at present shooting the period show Gangubai Kathiawadi (2021) coordinated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and eagerly awaited Brahmastra (2022) coordinated by Ayan Mukherjee. He is as of now an individual from the Warning Leading group of the Kautik Global Understudy Film Celebration.