Anil Mehta is an Indian cinematographer, writer and director based in Bollywood movies. He has studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He worked as an assistant under Barun Mukherjee and his first independent work was with Chandita Mukherjee. Mehta made his debut in the Bollywood movie Aaja Nachle, which was produced by Yash Raj Films. Highly accliamed, Khamoshi in 1996 was his first big break to Bollywood, this movie marked the debut film director Sanjay Lella Bansali as well. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his work in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). He also wrote the script for the Bollywood movie "Agni Varsha" (2002). He has shot Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Lagaan (2001), Saathiya (2002),Veer-Zaara (2004) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).