Marine biologist turned wildlife filmmaker with a deep interest in natural history documentation of all things terrestrial and marine
For the past three years, I have travelled and filmed in rainforests, grasslands, high mountains in the Himalayas as well as coral reef atolls. Here's a little sneek-peek into my journey!
I took to camera much later in life. Starting as a naturalist taking wildlife camps for children, then moving on to do a Masters degree in Wildlife biology and Conservation; I have a deep knowledge about species behaviour and ecosystem functioning. I spent three years in the Lakshadweep Islands in the Indian Ocean studying how global warming affects coral reef recovery, before I moved to filming wildlife on a full time basis. My first project was as a Primary camerawoman for a 10 part series on Indian wildlife for Off the Fence. You can see the rest of my work in the section below.
I have technical expertise in long lens sequence building (Red Helium, Varicam 35 + Canon CN20), Gimbal operation (Ronin S2), drone operation (DJI Inspire 2) and underwater filming (GH5 with Nauticam housing).
I also run a seafood initiative called ‘Know Your Fish’ which is an ocean friendly initiative that helps seafood consumers choose their fish based on breeding cycles of fish. It introduced the first ever seafood calendar for the country and has been very well received.
Back at home, I rescue snakes and other wildlife that may need intervention. I enjoy CrossFit and train everyday whether or not on field. I love cats and coffee (preferably pour over).
Project Tiger - in progress
Real Jungle Book - in progress
dreiD productions & Drishyam films
National Geographic Explorer – in progress
Documentary on Fish Spawning Aggregations
FIELD ASSISTANT - in progress
DisneyNature Tigers- feature doc with WildStar, 2020 (In production)
The Earthshot prize. Silverback films for BBC
Sound and CAMERA
Snow leopard trust - Seattle Video Productions | Fidget Films
1 x 15" documentary on snow leopard conservation in the Himalayas
Snow leopard trust - 1 x 15" documentary on snow leopard conservation in the Himalayas (In production)
Wild Edens South Asia - Off The Fence for National Geographic
Turtle Walker - Emaho films
Into the Wild India - 10 x 50" part series Blue Ant Media for Off The Fence
Wild Karnataka - 4K Blue chip natural history documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough
Terra Mater - Amazing pigs
BBC Wild cats - 3 part series by NHU
Humane Society International - Olive ridley turtle conservation (short film)
RESEARCH PAPER - SECOND AUTHOR
“Choice” and destiny: the substrate composition and mechanical stability of settlement structures can mediate coral recruit fate in post-bleached reefs https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-015-1358-z
RESEARCH PAPER - LEAD AUTHOR
Wave exposure reduces herbivory in post-disturbed reefs by filtering species composition, abundance and behaviour of key fish herbivores https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305165/
CO-FOUNDER - KNOW YOUR FISH
An ocean friendly seafood initiative that helps consumers make responsible choices for the health of our oceans.