|Years active||1995 - present|
Early life and education
Chatterjee was born and raised in Kolkata. After he passed class 10 his father gave him a camera, which in time provided him with a career direction. After he finished his schooling he joined an engineering college, but after only eight months he left it to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, where he studied cinematography.
After passing out from FTII, he started his career in Kolkata making advertisements and documentaries, eventually after two years, filmmaker Anjan Dutt offered him Bada Din (1997), a Hindi film starring Shabana Azmi and Tara Deshpande. Thereafter he shifted based to Mumbai and started working TV serials like, Rishtey, Talaash etc. for a year before he shot Ram Gopal Verma's Road (2002).
Soon was working in film across genres, action, thriller and drama, and his in Salman Khan starrer, Lucky: No Time for Love (2005), where he shot the picturesque locales of Russia, followed by Nagesh Kukunoor's successive films Iqbal (2005) and Dor (2006), and Jaan e Mann (2005) got him attention, and he got to do Chak De! India (2007) directed by Shimit Amin, where he grained and desaturated the film, and shot almost 80% of the movie with a hand-held camera, eventually winning him accolades and the 2008 Filmfare,IIFA and Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography amongst others. His next important work was in Bengali film, Kaalpurush (2008), directed by acclaimed film director of Bengali cinema, Buddhadev Dasgupta, and starring Mithun Chakraborty and Rahul Bose, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.
In 2010 came Guzaarish directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Hritik Roshan and Ashwariya Rai, Sudeep had previously apprenticed with Sanjay, also a fellow FTII student, in 1942: A Love Story, where he was the song director.Guzaarish Won IIFA, Screen, and Apsara award for best Cinematography.
He followed it up with the big budget super successful entertainer Dhoom 3 (2013) and Chotushkone (2014) for which he won the prestigious National Award for Cinematography.
Chatterjee followed up with his second consecutive National award in 2015 with the highly acclaimed Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
- Bada Din (1997)
- Road (2002)
- Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... (2004)
- Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)
- Iqbal (2005)
- Eashwar Mime Co. (2005)
- Dor (2006)
- Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
- Chak De! India (2007)
- Kaalpurush - Memories Of The Mist (2008)
- Bombay To Bangkok (2008)
- Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008)
- Dil Bole Hadippa (2009)
- Kaminey (additional photography) (2009)
- Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009)
- Aashayein (2010)
- Guzaarish (2010)
- Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
- Dhoom 3 (2013)
- Chatushkon (2014)
- Baby (2015)
- Bajirao Mastani (2015)
- Kaabil (2017) (Shared with Ayananka Bose)
- Dragon (2017) (Pre Production)
- Sangamithra (TBA)
Awards and nominations
|2008||Chak De! India||Zee Cine Award||Won|
- "Unknown stars: Sudeep Chatterjee, Cinematographer". CNN-IBN. Nov 10, 2010.
- "Sudeep Chatterjee - a cinematographer with variety". September 9, 2006.
- "Guzaarish: Bong creation". The Telegraph. November 15, 2010.
- "Sundar C Sangamithra cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee". India Glitz. 30 March 2017.