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“ Camera is the save button for the mind’s eye.”

Girl with Camera

A girl name Maggi who was born in Lucknow family that was never part of film industry. She became very fond of camera that no one thought off in her family. Something about the cameras and films attracted her alot. As she grew, her connection to cameras and films became strong. She was interested in cameras and films right from childhood so she completed her graduation from Isabella Thoburn College , Lucknow. Soon after the graduation, she decided to join Chennai Film School to do a course in cinematography, which she felt was an ideal platform to express her “creativity”. Her family was supportive of her decision.

Girl’s Life Turnover :

Maggi’s diploma film at the CFS was premiered at the competition section of the Camerimage film festival. Upon completing her course at the CFS, she joined many senior Cinematographers as an apprentice and went on to assist them in various films including many Hollywood productions. She was the second unit camerawoman for many movies. After a long way of struggle, she finally got her break as independent Cinematographer. Her work fetched her the Best Cinematography at National Film Awards. She is the first female to be awarded in the category.

The support of loved ones brought her to position she is now which is seems to be impossible at the time where girls are not supposed to work except at home.

Girl got Connected to Camera from her children

Maggi with camera