Pooja Sharma is the cinematographer of such acclaimed films as the multi award winning documentary ‘I Am’ (Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary, IFFLA, Grand Jury Prize, Kashish Film Festival, Mumbai, Best Documentary Feature, Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, among several others), the short film ‘Kaveri’ (Best Film, Kerala International Film Festival, 2011, Short Film Retrospective, Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, Official Selection at International Female Film Festival, Malmö, weden, Portland Oregon’s Women Film Festival, 30th San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival and several more), ‘The Man who Dwarfed the Mountains’ (National Award for Best Agriculture Film, 2015) and ‘All Rise for Your Honour’ (Silver, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards, 2011).
The feature length fiction film Tathagat, directed by Manav Kaul and shot by Pooja, was part of the Work in Progress Lab of the NFDC Film Bazaar at International Film Festival of India 2014 and released in Mubi in October 2020.
Trained in architecture at Delhi’s prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, Pooja went on to spend two years with the NGO TARAgyan (a division of Development Alternatives), where she worked in education and training. An abiding interest in photography led her to the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, from where she graduated with a Diploma in Motion Picture Photography in 2006. Her diploma film ‘Gadha Janam Safal’ won multiple international awards and was selected for the prestigious International Film Festival of India Panorama, 2006.
Pooja Sharma is based in Mumbai and Coonoor and travels widely.