Encinitas, California, United States
Ananda first got his start in photography at age 13 when his grandfather handed him down his first camera, an ancient medium format hasselblad.
At age 20 he discovered a love for film while studying filmmaking at UCLA and The New York Film academy.
Shortly after his studies he began shooting and editing 16 mm film of the world's top surfing and skateboarding professionals in California and Big wave spot North Shore, Hawaii. His work in the action sports industry would ultimately land him on top of the world Filming Danny Way jump the great wall of China on a skateboard.
Integrating his love for music with film, He later went on to be nominated, alongside his film crew, in 2007 for prestigious MTV video music award (VMA) for his in camera effect cinematography and video edit work with Legendary Seattle Rock band Pearl Jam. The band would later go on to use Ananda's photography for their album cover.
His still photography ranges from nature landscapes to human portraits and fashion to action sports and live music. He is currently working on a feature film screenplay of his late Father's life and a book of his Photography set to release early 2016.