A Photographer by accident – that’s the phrase which Jitu feels describes him best. “I believe that this profession chose me rather than the other way around.” During a summer vacation after college, he took photography course simply to do something constructive over the holidays. He could never have imagined this accidental hobby would become a life changing experience. He took to photography naturally, immensely intrigued by its nuances. He enjoyed capturing people and places in frames that would last as a memory of a lifetime.
While he dabbled into various other fields like shipping and real estate, he instinctively knew that photography was his calling. His first big break came in 2000, assisting on shoots for the Femina Miss India awards. He signed on as their official photographer for the next 4 years and as the relationship and his reputation grew, he continued to head shoots for Femina, Filmfare and other publications.
Now one of Bollywood’s leading photographers, Jitu has photographed such celebrities as Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Kangana Ranaut and Mandira Bedi among countless others. He continues to shoot for both National and International Magazines, films, brands and live events.
“It’s been over 15 years in this line for me but I still enjoy every single shoot that I do! I feel the same rush of excitement before every shoot and wake up with a smile looking forward to a day’s work whether its shooting people, product, fashion film or ad camping’s. I am fortunate to be in profession which allows me to add a bit of myself to every frame I click. Every shoot gives me an opportunity to meet so many people from different continents and imagine, it even pays me for the same! Can’t get luckier than that.”