Pankaj Prakash

pankajs-picA FTII graduate will take special lectures on Acting . A product of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi he is a well known cinematographer & director in the Hindi film Industry with experience in Feature Films, Telefilms, Video films and Video album.


St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University – B.A. History Honours – 1975
Film & Television Institute of India, Pune –  Motion Picture Photography –1979 –

Professional Experience
Feature Films:
“Tikulia Chamke Aadhi Raat”
“Hello Zindagi” Executive Producer

Director and Director of Photography
“Wapasi” The first in the Series of “Universal Brotherhood-Insaniyat” films.
“Patthar”-renamed as- “Saiyaan” In Post-Production.

Director of Photography
“Nandu Ka Raja” Director Mr.Shaleen Sharma
“Chausar” Director Mr.Sagar Sarhadi,
“Suhagan Ro Sringar”,          “Meri Kismat”,           “Neela Chaand” in the making,

Operative Cameraman
“Akhand Saubhagyawati”,         “Gracy”,          “Andhere Ujaale”

Director of Photography
“The Naked Fakir” – Director Mr.K. A. Abbas. 16mm.
“Apna Sapna” – Director Mr.Ramesh Talwar. Video
“Ankhion Ke Jharokhon Se“- Director Mr.Anil Ganguli. Video

Video-Films (Full length features)
“Nirmanjali” – Nirma,

Director & Director of Photography
“Kisaan Ke Madadgaar”,         “Jeevan Jyoti”– L.I.C. in 5 languages,
“Tata Rallys”,          “Mico Oil Filters”

Video Albums
Director of Photography
(amongst others)
Attal Bihari Bajpai’s Collection of Poems,          Mujhe Kya – Devang Patel

Director & DOP
Aisi Lagi Lagan- Hits of Anup Jalota

“Awaited Spring” Indo-French Co-production on Ladakh, Dir.Alain Bourillon.
Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited
113 short films for the Indian Northern Railways
3 films for M/s. Mahindra & Mahindra,
5 films for P.I.L.
4 films for Adult Education Centre Govt. of India,
“Metacolor” for Ajmera Group.
10 short social awareness films, for India Entertainment & Media–35 mm.
35 Social awareness films, for Media International-35mm.
“Say Yes To Life”

Director of Photography (all on film unless otherwise specified)
Running Dry – Jim Thebaut, USA – the Indian shoot.
Bayer’s India- by Chlem Baptista,
General Insurance Corporation- by Chlem Baptista
Windmills of India- by Ole’John Productions, Denmark
4 films on Women of India- by Sidharth Kak
Kirloskar Corporate- by Sidharth Kak
Cactus & Roses- by Sidharth Kak (winner of National Award)
Rise of the Indian Tiger- B.B.C. Documentary by Sidharth Kak
Little Teachers of Thaundamatur- by Aruna Harprasad Jhala
Peeloo- for Hindustan Lever,
The Koli’s of Bombay– by Jagdish Bannerjee
Usage of Computers in Banking – on video
Dhall International Corporate- Rolta Corporate – on video
UNICEF” Campaign films– on video
Femina Look of the year 1996– on video
The Writing on the Wall- Associate Dir. to Sidhart Kak

Ad. Commercials
Director & Director of Photography
Co-optex Handloom & Silks (incl. Editing),             I.R.D.P. Films,
Utility containers (incl. Editing),                      Jeevan Grih – LIC (incl. Editing)
Janraksha Policy – LIC (incl. Editing),            Two Sales Tax films (incl. Editing)
11 G.I.C. films,             Asaataaf – Tata Rallys,               Furadaan – Tata Rallys – on film
Mico Oil Filters,           Hindalco Wrap – (Birla Group)

Director of Photography (among others)
“Thums Up” 1984 – Paris –film,             “V.I.P.”– Film,          “Paaneri”– film,
“Suntex Sarees”,             “Anand Sarees”,             “Suruchi Zarda”– film,
“Rotichef”,              “Rasoia Cooker”– film,           “Saubhangini Stoves”– film,
“Parthasarthy Cement”– film,                                  “Lifebuoy”- film ,

T.V. Serials

Producer, Director & Director of   Photography
“Glimpses of Bihar”– A docu-series for Bihar Tourism
“Nanhi Mandli”– a children’s afternoon fantasy
acknowledged as the best childrens’ serial of the year by D.D.

Director & Director of Photography
“Daak Bunglay main Cchipa Bhoot”  NEPT D.D.
“Bulandi”–a Serial on  Adult Education for the Govt.
“Chaachi chaar bata bees”,
“Hostel Ek Zindagi” Kashir Channel
“Vaadi Ki Pukar”, Kashir Channel
“Salaamuddin Khatana Ka Fasana” Kashir Channel
“Sharmaji Ke Paanch Sapoot” National Channel
“Tahzeeb Apni Apni”- A UK based and Produced Serial.

Chehre – by Jagdish Bannerji

Director of Photography (among others)
“Tahkeekat”,   “Ina Mina Dika”,   “Dekh Bhai Dekh”– over 10 episodes, 3 cameras set up,   “Antaraal”,        “Idhar Udhar”– the new episodes, 3 camera set up
“Jeevan Mrityu”,         “Ab Ayega Mazaa”,            “Paraya”,            “Detective”
“Sinhasan Battisi”,        “Guniram”,        “Satya”,       “Saturday Suspense”– a few stories,
“B.S.A. Star ki Pasand”,     “Gadbad”,      “Rishtay”– 2 stories,      “Geet Se Sangeet”– A multiple camera set up,        “Gateway to India”– 2 episodes- for B.B.C.
“Yeh Hai Raaz”,      “Taal”– a multiple camera set up,      “Dayre”,       “Aan”,
“Pradhaan Mantri”,         “My India with Ranjan Dey”- A USA production, for PBS.

The most prestigious being one of the Screen-Videocon Awards, where the Audio-Visuals, and Sound were Planned and Executed by me.

Theatre & Radio
Over a decade as an- Actor & Director in Theatre – Delhi, Patna, Mumbai
Approved voice
-All India Radio (Patna) since 6yrs of age.
-Voice of America (Delhi)

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