The popular Indian fashion photographer and Bollywood film producer, Atul Kasbekar celebrated his 55th birthday this year on April 22. Kasbekar is well known for the shoot for his Kingfisher Calendar. He served as the honorary chairman of the Photographer’s Guild of India.
Atul Kasbekar Biography
Atul Kasbekar was born on 22 April 1965 into a Gaud Saraswat Brahmin family of Karwar origin in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He attended the All-Boys Campion School in Mumbai and Jai Hind College (University of Mumbai). He joined for chemical engineering at UDCT, which is now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, but dropped out after the first year and went on to become a photographer. He graduated from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, the United States in 1988 where he was the topper of the batch.
He received training for over a year in Los Angeles and worked with leading photographers like Dennis Gray, Ron Slenzak, James B Wood, Jay Silverman, Jay P Morgan, Bill Werts and David Le Bon. He returned to India from the US in 1990 and started his professional career as a photographer in 1991 by launching his own studio, Negative Space.
He was the co-producer of two Bollywood films, 2016 biographical thriller film Neerja, directed by Ram Madhvani, written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh featuring Sonam Kapoor in the title role and 2017 comedy-drama film Tumhari Sulu written and directed by Suresh Triveni starring Vidya Balan in the titular role.
Atul Kasbekar Top Photographie
His popular photography includes the 18 editions of Kingfisher calendar he shot since 2003. The Kingfisher Calendar is a swimsuit calendar that is not commercially available but it is sent to you from the desk of the company’s chairman. Kasbekar shot Shivani Kapur, Ujjwala Raut, Vidisha Pavate, Yana Gupta and Katrina Kaif at Mauritius for 2003 calendar, Yana Gupta, Nifa Hindes, Pia Trivedi, Vidisha Pavate and Rohini Tiwari at Thailand for 2004, Yana Gupta, Cindy Burbridge, Asha Leo, Pia Trivedi and Sheetal Menon at South Africa for 2005, Deepika Padukone, Shruti Agrawal, Karishma Kotak, Neelam Chauhan, Shilpa Reddy and Mashoom Singha at Australia for 2006, Bruna Abdullah, Mia Uyeda, Nikii Daas, Deepti Gujral, Shamita Singha and Selma Lasrado at France-French Riviera for 2007, Deepti Gujral, Preeti Desai, Sheetal Menon, Monikagana Dutta, Shruti Agrawal, Melissa Mehra and Tamara Moss at Goa, Andaman, Ladakh and Udaipur for 2008, Monikana Dutta, Nargis Fakhri, Mimi Blix, Tamara Moss, Katya Melnikova and Sunisa Jongsawat at Andaman Sea for 2009, Esha Gupta, Gia Johnson-Singh, Ashika Pratt, Himarsha Venkatsamy, Anjali Lavania and Sonali Raut at Maldives for 2010, Fiona Thomas, Angela Jonsson, Lisa Haydon, Anjali Lavania, Cherlotte Lohmann and Lisa Golden at Mauritius for 2011, Tina Desai, Angela Jonsson, Maia Haydon, Mimi Blix, Saiyami Kher, and Nathalia Kaur at Negombo-Sri Lanka for 2012, Kanishtha Dhankar, Elena Fernandes, Nevena Pejatovic, Priya Emmanuel and Kyra Dutt at South Africa for 2013, Nicole Faria, Rochelle Rao, Rikee Chatterjee, Ketheleno Kenze, Sobhita Dhulipala and Sahar Biniaz at Boracay, Philippines for 2014, Sarah Jane Dias, Keisha Lall, Dayana Erappa, Elena Fernandes and Aastha Pokharel at Turkey for 2015, Aisha Sharma, Aishwarya Sushmita, Maya Hendricks, Noyonita Lodh and Sushrii Shreya Mishraa at Seychelles for 2016, Vartika Singh, Meenakshi Rathore, Dayana Erappa, Kanishtha Dhankar, Alliny Gomes, Helena Gomes and Nora Fatehi at Mykonos, Greece for 2017, Priyanka Moodley, Ishika Sharma, Priyanka Karunakaran and Mitali Rannorey at Croatia for 2018, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa, Shubra Aiyappa, Madusha Mayadunne and Diva Dhawan at Sardinia, Italy for 2019 and Aditi Arya, Zoya Afroz, Pooja Chopra and Aishwarya Sushmita at Western Cape, South Africa for 2020.
In 2007, Kasbekar launched a celebrity management company named Bling! Entertainment Solutions which has partnered with leading local and international brands including HUL, ITC, PepsiCo, Nestle, Airtel, Kingfisher, Samsung, P&G, Sony, Swarovski, LG Mobiles, L’Oreal, Marico, Levi Strauss, Hublot, Toshiba, Panasonic, Canon, Johnson & Johnson, Nerolac and the Swatch Group. The company also had celebrity clients like Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Abhishek Bachchan.
Kasbeskar also launched Corporate Image, a company providing identity management services for top management and spokespersons within an organization. The specialist imaging service involves research on client organisations’ values, individual tastes and style sense to create an annual images bank for the company’s brand communication such as a brochure or annual reports. Many corporate leaders like Ratan Tata, Vijay Mallya and Anil Ambani have been a client of Kasbeskar.
Atul Kasbekar Awards
In 2005, Kasbekar won the prestigious International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards (FAB Awards) at London, for his work on Kingfisher Calendar. He was the first nomination from India to win the award.
Atul Kasbekar Personal Life
Kasbekar is married to Vandana. They have two children fraternal twins, Arnav Kasbekar and Naomi Kasbekar. Kasbekar’s favourite colour is black and the favourite attire is suits. His favourite hobbies are travelling, reading, photography. His favourite sport is cricket and favourite player is Virat Kohli. His favourite actress is Sridevi Kapoor and favourite actor is Amitabh Bachchan. His favourite holiday destination is London.
Atul Kasbekar Images on India Content Website
The India Content website has a good stock of Atul Kasbekar images. The high-definition images on the website are available in three sizes – small, medium and large.You can purchase various other content images from the https://www.indiacontent.in