Brief Biography

ChandraMouli received his B.Sc., from the S.V. University of Tirupati A.P India, he later moved to Chennai (formerly known as Madras, India), where he studied film making and specialized in cinematography.

He has received a degree in film (D.F.Tech) After graduation, he joined Ashok Kumar, a veteran South Indian Cinematographer as a Chief Assistant, he was quickly recognized for his passion, dedication and hard work, he was promoted to Camera Operator's position and as a second-unit Director of Photography on more than 25 feature films.

Early in 1991, Chandra decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Director of Photography, and with completing over dozen feature film credits, by 1998 he had produced a popular children TV Series titled "ZEE... BOOM... BHA..." for U.T.V (a premiere studio which produced the acclaimed director Mira Nair's film The Namesake)
To-date, Chandra has acted as a director of photography for more than 200 hours of television series and content.

In the year 2000, he moved to New York, and has collaborated with renowned cinematographers Fred Murphy ASC (The Mothman Prophecies), Ken Kelsch ASC (The Medium, Bad Lieutenant).

He has also worked on various Documentaries, News Reels for mainstream TV (PBS/BBC, ESPN) as well as for ethnic TV Networks such as TV Asia, AVS TV, Namasta America, Sahara TV, Sony Entertainment Asia, AsiaNet, ITV, Jus Broadcasting Corporation and many other TV Broadcastnet works.

During that period met with the acclaimed Film Director Jag Mundhra, Chandra saw the opportunity and moved to London to work with him as Director of Photography, this relationship, has culminated to a strong working partnership on several of his feature films.

Chandra presently lives in New York.

written by Gopi Sath

Selected Credits-Director of Photography

Control C Telugu 2015
DOP -Digital
Alexa Plus XT

Emo Gurram Egaravachu Telugu 2014
DOP -Digital
Alexa plus and Red Epic

Ms LekahaTharoor Kanunnatu 2013 Malayalam
DOP - Digital
Red Epic

Art School Confidential (2nd Unit DP – 35 mm) United Artist English

Backwaters (35 mm Anamorphic) Mars Media English

Natasha (35mm Anamorphic-Panavision) Inspired Movies English

Where are they now DOP -Digital

Ramji Londonvala (London - insert) Indie Hindi

Bandhak (Digital) Digimax Studios Hindi

Breath of Love (Nafas Cinta)(35mm) Astro Shah Malaysian

Mr. Butler (35mm) Master Creative Malayalam

Anushka (35mm) Ranjitha Cine Combines Kannada

Muttadi (35mm) SV Films Telugu

Challakkannu (35mm) Poornima shankari Enterprises Tamil

Munnarivippu (35mm) Supreme Movies Tamil

Ponvillangu (35mm) RK Star Productions Tamil

Catch your Mind 2nd Unit DP

Producer & Director of photography

Produced and Photographed "Jhee... Bhoom...bha..." (a TV series) for UTV Software productions (India) Ltd., (a premiere studio which produced the acclaimed director Mira Nair's film "The Namesake"), was broadcast on Vijay TV networks, (Super hit TV show with highest TRP rating).

Photographed &Produced over 40 TV commercials

Operative Cameraman: 25 feature films (35 mm)

2nd Unit DP over 12 feature films (35 mm).


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