Preetha is a Cinematographer with wide ranging experience shooting feature films, television commercials, music videos, short films and documentaries. She has completed work on Hindi film “Tadka” for director Prakash Raj which is the remake of acclaimed Malayalam film “Salt and Pepper” with Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran, Tapsee Pannu and Ali Fazal in the lead. Slated for release end of 2018. She is currently working on the post production of her Kannada film ‘Adi Lakshmi Purana’ directed by Priya. V slated for release in November 2018.
Her credits include Kannada films ‘Nanu Mathu Varalakshmi’ (December 2016) and ‘Boxer’ (November 2015) both directed by Preetham Gubbi. In 2014 she shot the trilingual film on food and love “Oggarane /Un Samayal Araiyil/ Ulavucharu Biriyani” directed by Prakash Raj. The movie was awarded Best Director by the South Indian Cinematographers association for the Kannada version. In Tamil, she has to her credit ‘Kannamoochi Enada’ a feature film for director Priya.V, ‘Abhiyum Naanum’ and ‘Gouravam’ for director Radha Mohan. Abhiyum Naanum was awarded Best Film by the Tamilnadu state for the year 2008.
She has shot the Hindi/English feature film ‘The Fakir of Venice’ for Anand Surapur starring Farhan Akhtar & Annu Kapoor, multiple television commercials for leading brands including ICICI Bank, Brittania, Brooke Bond, Titan, Apple, TVS, Tata Goldplus, Ujjala and music videos for acclaimed singer Kailash Kher (“Teri Deewani”) among others.
Preetha is a gold medalist from FTI, Chennai and assisted National award winning Cinematographer P.C.Sreeram. She completed her Masters in Film and Television from Bond University in Australia and was awarded an internship with Warner Brothers during her course. Her repertoire also includes a number of short films including ‘Verukku Neer” with award-winning actor-director Revathy Menon, and ‘Asli Azaadi’ a documentary on women freedom fighters with director Sagari Chhabra.