Rakesh Rao - photographer & documentary filmmaker


A Photographer/ Filmmaker and a science enthusiast who specializes in documenting scientific expeditions and research activities.

He has documented several projects of national importance including developing the official teaser of Chandrayaan 2 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Koyna Deep bore Drilling Project.

He extensively uses the medium of Photography and Films to communicate science. 

He has been involved in several projects and expeditions and his work has taken him to all the three Cryospheric polar regions ( Arctic, Antarctic, and the Himalayas ) making him amongst the few documentary filmmakers to do so

His recent film “The Climate Challenge” won the Best Science Film award at the International Science Film Festival of India and also at the 10th National Science Film Festival of India, along with several technical excellence awards.  

His work has been published in several books, magazines, and online platforms like National geographic travellers, Sky and Telescope, Smart Photography, Better India, etc.