Savita Singh (Cinematographer) Age, Husband, Family, Biography

Savita Singh is one of the more popular if not the most popular female indo-singer from Trinidad and Tobago in this generation.

Savita Singh
Savita Singh
Profession(s) • Cinematographer
• Filmmaker
Known For Directing the short film ‘Sonsi’ that entered the Oscars in the short film category in 2021
Physical Stats & More
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Cinematography (Short film): Kramasha (2007)
Direction (Short film): Sonsi (Shadow Bird) (2020)
Awards • In 2007, she won the national award for best cinematography for the short film ‘Kramasha.’

• In 2020, she won the national award for best cinematography for the film ‘Sonsi.’

Personal Life
Date of Birth Year, 1981
Age (As of 2024) 1826 Years of 2024
Birthplace Haryana
Nationality Indian
Hometown Hisar
College/University • Indraprastha College For Women, Delhi
• Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
Educational Qualification • She pursued Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication.
• She pursued a diploma in Cinematography at FTTI.
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband/Spouse N/A
Parents Father– Vijai Singh (Works in a bank)
Mother– Shakuntla Singh
Siblings Sister Sunita Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Savita Singh

  • Savita Singh is an Indian cinematographer and filmmaker who is known for directing a short film ‘Sonsi (Shadow Bird)’ in 2020, that entered the Oscars.
  • Savita predominantly works in feature films, ad films, and documentaries. Some of the films shot by her include Phoonk (2008), 404: Error Not Found (2011), Hawaizaada (2015), Ventilator (2016), and Devi (2020).
  • She was the first female to graduate from her village. While she was studying mass communication, she did an internship with a newspaper called ‘The Statesman’ where she used to write film reviews.
  • In an interview, she said that when she was a child, she used to watch Doordarshan and read a lot of books. She further added,
  • In 2007, she shot the film ‘Kramasha’ for the thesis that she had to present in the FTTI. She became the first Indian woman to receive a National Award for Best Cinematography in 2009. In 2008, her film, Kramasha, won the critic’s award at the Oberhausen Film Festival and a golden conch for best film at the Mumbai International Film Festival.
  • After she graduated from the FTTI, she was invited to the Budapest Cinematography Master class under which she got a chance to learn from the famous cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond.
  • She found the Indian Women Cinematographers Collective in 2015. The organisation raised issues faced by female cinematographers. In an interview, she talked about the organisation and said,
  • In 2017, she was invited to the Association of French Cinematographers (AFC) to represent the Indian cinematographers association in Paris.
  • In 2020, she won the second national award and in an interview, she dedicated the award to her parents and said,
  • In an interview, Savita revealed that the name of her film ‘Sonsi’ was from the Hindi book ‘Deewar Mein Ek Khidki Rehti Thi’ written by litterateur Vinod Kumar Shukla in 1999.
  • According to her, the camera helped her to express herself. In an interview, she said,
  • In an interview, she talked about the OTT platforms and said,
  • When she was shooting for the film ‘Hawaizaada,’ one of the boys in the crew and the actors started calling her ‘camera ma’am.’