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ಅಶೋಕ್ ಕಶ್ಯಪ್
ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು,
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿ

ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರ ನುಡಿ

Ashok Cashyap Studied Cinematography from GFTI (SJP) Bangalore.
Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. Film Appreciation and Journalism from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

Before he ventured out as an independent cinematographer, assisted cinematographers and directors in the Kannada film industry. “In the 80s, when Doordarshan (Television) was at its peak, he was offered great work in Doordarshan Delhi, Jalandhar, Kashmir  and finally Bengaluru.

“Shhh! Kannada film was thrilling to be a first project and tailor-made content for cinematographer. “Shhh! was shot in the Picturesque malnad region of western ghats, majority of the film was shot in night effect and gave ample scope to show the creativity. The film went on to become a super hit and there was no looking back for Cashyap, he even won Best Cinematography “Aryabhata” Award in the year 1992-1993 for the film “Shhh”. Superhit films like Karulina Kogu – Halundathavaru and  O Mallige  – Kurubana Rani and Super were most memorable film as cinematographer.

Ashok Cashyap turning producer with a few film technicians jointly produced Kannada feature film based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, titled “Ulta palta”.  The film Box office Hit and won Awards for Best supporting Actor and Best Screenplay from Karnataka State Government in the year 1997-1998.

He is mainly known for helming the camera in films like, “Shaapa” (Kannada feature film) which had a soothing camera work, won the Best Cinematography Award from Karnataka State Government in the year 2000-2001. Directed by Ashok Patil an American graduate from Chapman Film University.

In the year 2001 Matadaana (Kannada feature film) won National Award in Best regional feature film category. The famous Kannada novelist SL Bhyrappa’s novel Mathadana was adapted to film with the same title Directed by TN Seetharam.

Won Best Cinematography in Foregin Language film category at International Film Festival London for the film “ Taledhanda” 2022, Kannada feature film also Won National Award for the film.

Ashok Cashyap always pushing the envelope to the edge and experimenting in filmmaking. Fluent in 6 languages, Directs a (Tamil feature film) based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Staring himself in dual role, experiencing through the shoes of an actor in the year 2005. In the year 2010 Directed a comedy Kannada feature film titled Lift Kodla  and a political thriller Dwaja in the year 2018.

Ashok Cashyap  film maker having experience in the field of  Film & Television for   more than 42 years as Director, Producer, Cinematographer, has credits for more than 50 feature film as Cinematographer.

Having produced and Directed more than 3000 episodes of television shows for many TV Channels creating opportunity to many ACTORS – DIRECTORS – CINEMATOGRAPHER and TECHNICIANS.

Along with –  Work films – Watch films – Teach films  other Activities are :

  • Film faculty for various film school and universities of Karnataka state.
  • Member at Karnataka Cinematographer Association.
  • Jury Selection Panel at 11th Bengaluru International  Film Festival 2019. Biffes.
  • International Selection Committee Jury Mumbai International Film Festival 2022.
  • Jury at Indian Panorama IFFI GOA 2022 (NFDC).
  • Presently Chairman at Karnataka  Chalanachitra  Academy,  Karnataka State Government.
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