“Any journey is monotonous without challenges”

Travel addict, TEDx speaker, award-winning photographer and entrepreneur, Richa Maheshwari wears many caps with equal ease

By: Bhavya Gaind

A photographer with a penchant for fitness, Richa Maheshwari is a Limca record holder in the fitness category for maximum burpees in one minute breaking the current world record. Born with a creative instinct, Richa began her artistic journey seven years ago while still in college.

The vision of Richa Maheshwari Films & Photography began with a creative dream while she was studying Fashion Communication in the National Institute of Fashion & Technology (NIFT), New Delhi.

While her classmates worked to pursue coveted careers in graphic design or visual merchandising, she experimented with photography armed with her trusted DSLR companion, Nikon D60. A foresighted professor noticed her strength in communicating art and design through this medium and encouraged her to hone this natural talent.

After ensuing freelance opportunities and many sleepless nights researching and learning the equipment, photography turned from an avocation into a full-fledged vocation. A self-made woman, Richa had set up a small studio by the end of her college year and managed to carve a niche for herself without having a godfather in the industry or even assisted any photographer.

Today, Richa Maheshwari Films & Photography is a trusted, award-winning brand in the world of fashion, textile, beauty and advertising with a plethora of national and international clients. Having achieved so much at such a young age, Richa also believes in giving back. She volunteers at the SPCA Noida shelter and has been active in teaching photography to visually challenged at National Association for the Blind (NAB). Here’s an exclusive interview with her!

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