Savita Singh (Cinematographer) Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

savita singh

Savita Singh is an Indian cinematographer and filmmaker known for directing the short film ‘Sonsi’, which participated in the Oscars in 2020. She mainly works on feature films, publicity films and documentaries.

Wiki / Bio

Savita Singh was born in 1981 (age 41 years; from 2022) in Hisar, Haryana. She earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Indraprastha College For Women, Delhi and a Diploma in Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Physical appearance

Hair color: Black

Eye color: Black

savita singh


Fathers and brothers

Savita’s father’s name is Vijai Singh and he works in a bank. His mother’s name is Shakuntla Singh.

Savita with her father

Savita with her father

Savita Singh's mother

Savita Singh’s mother

Her sister’s name is Sunita Singh.

savita singh's sister

savita singh’s sister


Savita is not married.



Savita started her career in 2007 with the short film ‘Kramasha’.

Savita's movie 'Kramasha'

Savita’s movie ‘Kramasha’

He has filmed the films Phoonk (2008), 404: Error Not Found (2011), Hawaizaada (2015), Ventilator (2016) and Devi (2020).

Movie poster 'Fan'

Movie poster ‘Fan’


She began her directing career in 2020 with the short film ‘Sonsi’ (Shadow Bird).

Savita's movie 'Sonsi'

Savita’s movie ‘Sonsi’

Awards, Honors, Achievements

  • In 2007, he won the national award for best photography for the short film ‘Kramasha’.
  • In 2020, he won the national award for best cinematography for the film ‘Sonsi’.
    Savita wins national award for best photography for the film 'Sonsi'

    Savita wins national award for best photography for the film ‘Sonsi’

Facts / Curiosities

  • She was the first woman in her village to seek to graduate. During his graduation, he did an internship at ‘The Statesman’ newspaper. He wrote movie reviews during the internship.
  • In an interview, she said that she was attracted to cinema since childhood. She also added that when she was young, she used to watch Doordarshan and read many books that led her to take an interest in parallel cinema. She further added,

    It may sound a bit pretentious to say this now, but the truth is that I liked parallel cinema more even as a child. I was in awe of the Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen films and would walk away if there was something typically commercial. I just had this taste for a particular space, rhythm and narration. “

  • His debut film ‘Kramasha’ was the film he shot for a thesis for the university project. In 2009, she won a National Award for Best Photography and became the first Indian woman to win an award in this category. The film, Kramasha, received other awards in 2008 including a critics award at the Oberhausen Film Festival and a golden conch for best film at the Mumbai International Film Festival.
  • He attended the Budapest cinematography masterclass under the tutelage of the famous cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond after graduating from FTTI.
  • In 2015, she became the founder of the Indian Female Cinematographer Collective. The organization solves the problems that female cinematographers face during the making of the film. In an interview, he spoke about the work the organization does, saying:

    The idea behind IWCC is not to isolate women from male cinematographers or to show that we can do better than men. It’s about drawing attention to our under-exposed and neglected group of professionals known as cinematographers. We want to provide a platform for all cinematographers to introduce themselves and make themselves heard ”.

    Logo of the collective of women cinematographers of India

    Logo of the collective of women cinematographers of India

  • In 2017, he represented Indian cinematographers in Paris at the Association of French Cinematographers (AFC).
  • In an interview, he said that he won the second national award for his parents. She further added,

    Winning my second National Film Award and a Rajat Kamal for Best Cinematography is an incredible honor and a moment of pride for me. I am full of gratitude that my first film as a director ‘Sonsi’ my little bird gave us a National Award. It will take me a while to absorb this feeling. This award belongs to my incredibly progressive and loving parents who gave me wings and showed me how to dream.

  • In an interview, he said that the title of the film ‘Sonsi’ was taken from the 1999 Hindi book ‘Deewar Mein Ek Khidki Rehti Thi’ written by the literati Vinod Kumar Shukla.
  • In an interview, she talked about how film has helped her keep her views and thoughts in front of people. She said,

    I realized that I had a way with the camera. He could put it in the right place and say what he wanted to say. I wasn’t ready to tell stories yet. I was hungry to read more, to know more ”.

  • In an interview, he spoke about OTT platforms and said:

    OTT has been, has created many job opportunities and has improved the quality of content. The star system is no longer so tight. It is liberating for actors and filmmakers as it is not limited to just 5-6 stars that can be called A-listers. However, I also feel like the content is getting a bit monotonous. However, the platform as a whole is excellent for the entertainment industry. “

  • The cast and crew of the film ‘Hawaizaada’ referred to her as ‘camera lady’ while filming the film.