yFX’s Sherry Bharda invited to join Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as member

MUMBAI: Sherry Bharda, one of the founding member of Yash Raj Films’ visual effects division yFX, has been invited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to join as a member.

This puts Sherry in an acclaimed group of pioneers in the field of visual effects. As a seasoned VFX expert, Sherry has worked on innumerable films in her career, including visual spectacles like Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sui Dhaaga-Made in India, Thugs of Hindostan, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bharat.

Over the course of the past two decades, She has steadily built up an expertise in visual effects and film technology, with many achievements to her credit. She began her career as CG artist and graphics supervisor at Western Outdoor, a premier post-production studio. Here she worked on thousands of commercials and films like Mohabbatein, Mission Kashmir and the Oscar-nominated Lagaan. She also had a stellar run as Creative Supervisor at Tata Elxsi’s Visual Computing Labs for 14 years.

As one of the key VFX supervisors, she has to her credit films like Rang De Basanti, the Dhoom franchise, Ek Tha Tiger, Taare Zameen Par, Jodha Akbar, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Neerja amongst many others. Her international visual effects projects include films like The Darkest Hour, Gulliver’s Travels, Jack the Giant Slayer and HBO’s TV show Luck. She was also the Finaling Supervisor on two Disney productions – Roadside Romeo, India’s first full-length 3D animation feature and Arjun, a 3D animated feature.

Sherry joined yFX in 2016 as a founding member and has gone on to do what she does best – delivering stellar VFX. With a great eye and a solid foundation in the wide gamut of disciplines encompassing this field, She and her team have gone on to receive several top industry awards for their pioneering work. They have won the President of India (National) Award thrice, and she has also been nominated at the VES (Visual Effects Society, USA) Awards for Outstanding Work in an animated feature film.

That she has been invited to join the world’s most prestigious film Academy, is a duly deserved honour, as Sherry Bharda is a game-changing professional and one of the key individuals who have been responsible for the growth of VFX in India.

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