(Born 16 September 1950) is one of India
's leading fashion photographers
, and is based in Mumbai
Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Rediff.com
. Atul Kasbekar
, Times of India
, 29 December 2000.
Gautam Rajadhyaksha is one of India's best known celebrity portraitist, having photographed almost all the icons of the Indian Film industry.
Personal life and education
Born in Mumbai, Gautam schooled from St. Xavier's High School, Fort
, St. Xavier's High School, Fort Mumbai
- Official website. and did his graduation in Chemistry at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
, where he later also taught for two years. Derek Bose - The Tribune
, 15 June 2003. He is the cousin of noted novelist Shobha De
Having completed his in diploma in advertising and public relations, he joined the photo services department of Lintas
India Ltd, a leading advertising agency in 1974, and eventually becoming the head of the department. During his 15 year stint, he participated in the creation of milestone ad campaigns, while continuing his childhood passion of photography over the weekends.
His first encounter with fashion photography happened 1980, when he happen to shoot pictures of actress Shabana Azmi
(a college mate), Tina Munim
and Jackie Shroff
, and his passion for portraiture photography
was lit, Times of India
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