Karthik Mallur is an Indian cinematographer working mainly in the Kannada film industry. His passion for photography emerged at an early age of 8 and was inherited from his father who boasts a family history of fine arts and photography. Karthik was skillful at pencil sketching, drawing and graphic designing during his early childhood when his classmates were just introduced to the basics of computer.
He has pursued Diploma in electronics and communication from DTE Bangalore, and started his career as a graphic designer for an advertising agency where he worked for reputed clients such as Arvind Mills, Titan, Timex and KMF. His affinity for the film industry grew in 2009 and he acted as a 2nd lead in the Kannada feature film 'Production no.1' under the banner of 'Shreya Movies', however the film did not hit big screen. Not stopping there, Karthik gathered a group of talented film mates and produced a short film called 'Friends In A Trip' where he also featured as an actor.
Equipped with this experience, his interest grew within the technical aspects of film making and he got focused is pursuing his role as DOP (Director of Photography) thereafter. He made several short films as a cinematographer and won several awards and accolades for his quality of work.
In 2012, he made his debut Kannada Feature Film as DOP, 'Naanu Nanna Kavithe' followed by 4 more feature films as well as a TVC.He has also pursued a Masters in Advertising and Media Management and utilizes this knowledge to market his films. Some of his films are Chiravada Nenapu, Dhand, Coma, *121#, Chitraali, Home Minister
Born on: 26 January, 1984
Born in: Bangalore, Karnataka, India