Astro Mohan is an International renowned photographer with over 19 years in Photo Journalism and currently works as a Senior News photographer of a popular national Kannada daily newspaper Udayavani published from Manipal, India. He hails from Bellary and completed his early education as an Art Graduate. An incredibly versatile person with a rare blend of multiple talents, Mr Mohan is also a magician, astrologer, palmist, orator, cine actor, artiste, art critic and to top it a prudent organiser of shows. It was his intense interest in astrology which led to him being nicknamed as ‘Astro’ and now widely called by this nickname among friends and well wishers.
He has earned over 2 dozens State & National prestigious awards till date. His picture “Karavali Kambala” bagged the First Prize in an International Level Photography Competition, held by Nikon in United Kingdom. He has travelled and exhibited his photo worldwide and also been felicitated by various photography associations, he was recently honored by the India International Photographic Council (IIPC) in Hyderabad.
Astro Mohan believes in sharing knowledge, he teaches at various universities and conducts various photography workshops over the last decade. He is a distinguished member of Photography Society of America (PSA), Royal Photographic society London,Managing Committee Member of Karnataka Photographers Association (KPA), Udupi Press Photographers Association (UPPA).