Rajeev Jain is an Indian cinematographer, who started his career with the film Army and continues to work on films, commercials, documentaries and infomercials. Born in Lucknow to a banking official and a housewife, Rajeev spent his childhood days in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated from the University of Lucknow and enrolled at Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts. Jain majored in Stage Craft and had stage lighting as a minor. After working at a studio in Lucknow, he shifted to Mumbai to learn more about the art of photography. He worked as an assistant on serials, documentaries and short films for around eight years. Rajeev assisted people like Ashok Mehta, Binod Pradhan and the Late K. K. Mahajan and learnt the nuances of camerawork. After working on music videos with T-Series, he received his first independent project - Army (1996), starring Sridevi and Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Ram Shetty. He then worked on films like Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999), Badhai Ho Badhai (2002), Kadachit (2007), Meerabai Not Out (2008) and Sona Spa (2013). His latest film is Ketan Mehta’s Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015), which follows the life of Dashrath Manjhi, who carved a road in the mountains to reduce the distance between his village and the nearest hospital. Apart from films, he has also worked on several commercials and is a member of the Indian Cinematographers Society and Western India Cinematographers Association.