About Me

Astro Mohan

Astro Mohan is an International renowned news photographer with over 25 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 in Belgaum and studied Bachelor of Arts at Canara college Mangalore.

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 330 National & International 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 honoured by the Karnataka Media Academy in Bangalore.

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 (RPS), Director of Karnataka Photographers Association (KPA), Founder member of Udupi Press photographers Association (UPPA).

Author
• Chitramaya Udupi – Kannada
• Pictorial journey to Udupi – a coffee table book on Udupi
• Udupi Tourism Cards”
• Chaayachitra Patrikodyama
• Pictorial journey to Udupi-Manipal
• Udupi – Manipal A Pictorial Journey
• A day with the saint then and now

Distinctions in Photography

• MICS (Master Image colleague society America )
• FICS (Fellow Image colleague society America )
• FIIPC (Fellow India International Photography council )
• FFIP (Fellow Federation of Indian Photography )
• ASOF (Associate School of Foto Technic)
• Karnataka Media Academy Award winner