Nusrat F Jafri was born in Lucknow, India. She did her Bachelors in Mass communications from Delhi University and got her Masters degree in Communication from Delhi’s prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University in 2005.
She started her professional career by assisting cinematographer Aseem Bajaj, on the feature films Golmaal and Teen Patti.
Subsequently, she apprenticed with legendary cinematographer Binod Pradhan on Delhi 6 & Pulli as well as on a number of TVC’s for major brands like Cadburys, Huggies, Mirinda, Marico, Fem, Dabur and Horlicks.
In 2010 Nusrat went independent and has since shot several documentaries and short films. She has also shot commercials for brands like Reliance, NTC, Bacardi Remit2India among others.
Currently based in Mumbai, Nusrat works across formats both as a Cinematographer and a Photographer. She’s also the mother of a three year old Elf boy!
Streaming from 18th May, 2018, Chacha Vidhayak Hain Hamare, an Amazon Prime web show starring Zakir Khan.
16th February, 2018, Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz, hits the theatres to a very good response from critics!
August 2017, Completed shooting the Feature Film Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz , for Director Onir, produced by Yoodlee Films, a division of Saregama.
April 2017, Shot a Fashion Documentary for Anita Dongre’s Grassroots, directed by Onir.
Shot Tanuj Bhramar’s Short Film “MAAT” for Golden Gaddi Films. Watch this space for the Trailer.
This monsoon AKFPL and Tumbhi present #SHORTS – Five Accolade winning Short Films in a feature format. Releasing on 12th of July. Shlok Sharma’s Short Film ‘SUJATA’ , shot by Nusrat, is the opening film of SHORTS!
SUJATA, has created waves at the 10th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
It was also screened at the South Asian International Film Festival, Bollywood and Beyond and Stuttgart Film Festival, and at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival ’12.
Sujata,also makes it to 2012’s list of TOP TEN Short films of the year!
2013, Nusrat shot a Fashion Commercial, with National Award Winning Director, Onir, for Designer Anita Dongre’s Bridal Collection, at the Samode Palace in Jaipur.
Promos and TVC’s
Social Sector Films
Assistant Cinematographer 2005-2009
Binod Pradhan (2009) – Telegu Film Puli and some 20 commercials
Aseem Bajaj – Film Teen Patti (2008) and Golmaal Fun Unlimited (2005)
Tassaduq Hussain – film Kaminey 3rd schedule (2008)
Vikash Nowlakha – Film Woodstock Villa, and Zahir, from Dus Kahaniyana (2006)
Bobby Singh – Film 1:40 ki Last Local (2005)
Direction and camera