Early Life of Ajita Suchitra Veera
Ajita Suchitra Veera was born in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Her father Anjan Babu was an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer and photo-journalist. Her mother Usha Rani is a journalist turned banker. At the age of three, Ajita Suchitra Veera started learning sketching from her father, who was an illustrator.
Career of Ajita Suchitra Veera
Ajita Suchitra Veera did her schooling from Nasr School, Hyderabad, the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Ajita Suchitra Veera was the only child to parents who were both working and much of her early childhood was spent sketching, reading, watching movies and printing photographs with her father in their small private photo studio. The father of Ajita Suchitra Veera introduced her to a range of cameras in their studio and she dabbled in making pin hole cameras and other scientific devices, which fascinated her as a child. This would later on influence her distinct visual style. The short film "Notes on Her" which she directed was an Oscar entry and critically acclaimed for its unconventional style, it marks the beginning of her cinematic journey. Her graduate film "The Solitary Sandpiper" blending dream and reality and fantastic visual landscapes, where she worked innovatively to create a distinct colour palette with special processing techniques on negative, such as "Bleach bypass" to create de-saturated, "Ballad of Rustom" is slated for a world wide release in 2014, which she wrote, directed and produced under her company Imaginem Cinema, and on which Ajita Suchitra Veera is also the production designer, and extensively collaborated on sound design, film editing and music, won the "Best Director" at the 12th Osian Cinefan in India in 2012 and Veera was also awarded the Indibor Bose Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema.
Awards Received by Ajita Suchitra Veera
2003: "Notes on Her" -Short Film (Oscar entry Honorary Foreign Film category)
2012: Ballad of Rustom (Best Director at the 12th Osian Cinefan in New Delhi)
2013: Ballad of Rustom (Indibor Bose Award)
2014: Ballad of Rustom (Oscar contention for Best Picture)
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