Aseem Mishra is a revered Indian Cinematographer who is known for his works like Ek Tha Tiger, Paan Singh Tomar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan . Born in Dhanbad, Aseem grew up in Basti, U.P. Mishra pursued masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Islamia, New Delhi where a lot of importance was given to the theoretical knowledge of films especially regarding Photography, Cinematography and Film theory. He was inspired by a lot of people including photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Man Ray; painters like Salvador Dali, Picasso, Marc Chagall, Van Gogh and cinematographers like Làszlo Kovacs, Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond. In 2007, he made a short film, Seventh Seam, which was screened at several International Film Festivals. He debuted as a cinematographer with Ram Gopal Varma's Contract (2008). In 2009, he worked as the cinematographer for New York (2009) which he believes to be his best work. Mishra was also the first Director of Photography to shoot an entire film on Arri Alexa. After New York, he worked on Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Saheb Biwi aur Gangster (2011), Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dabangg 2 (2012). Apart from New York, some of his most cherished cinematographic works are Paan Singh Tomar (2010) and Gunday (2014). His father retired as the Deputy Director General of Mine Safety and his childhood was spent growing up with stories and experiences of being around mines and mine workers. These experiences helped him re-create the scenes in Gunday and made it a very special project for him. Mishra’s upcoming movies are Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Phantom (2015).