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The Toehold Team

Behind the famous Toehold quality is a team of accomplished professionals who are highly passionate about not only photography but also helping you excel at it. Between them they carry decades of experience in travel and imagery,
and they use it to realise your dream.

Our Team

Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth Sharma

CEO & Co-Founder. Award-winning Wildlife Photographer.

Jayanth Sharma is renowned as a prolific producer of consistently stunning imagery – the kind that is planned in a studio and executed outdoors. Effortlessly combining natural history and fine-art elements, Jayanth brings back rarely seen perspectives from the little-visited domains and far corners of the natural world.

Sachin Rai

Sachin Rai

Chief Operating Officer. Award-winning Wildlife Photographer.

An uncompromising reverence for nature and an unfailing eye for unique perspectives underline Sachin’s journey as an ace naturalist and eminent wildlife photographer with over a decade’s experience in excellence. Famous for his special love for amphibians and tigers, Sachin is a veritable treasure chest of natural-history knowledge and photographic expertise, and his quick wit and infectious passion make for riotous company!

Santosh Saligram

Santosh Saligram

Content Head

In the annals of contemporary wildlife photography, Santosh Saligram is a name of repute as someone enamoured with tigers and “all things feline”. Santosh’s style involves narrating a riveting story in partnership with evocative images designed to touch a chord. His creations reveal an eye for the unseen, dexterous use of light, and profound love for his subjects, which, he says, is the raison d’être of his work.

Rajiv Shyamsundar

Rajiv Shyamsundar

Photography Mentor

With a flair for eclectic photography-genres ranging from portraiture to architecture and fine-art to landscapes, young Rajiv Shyamsundar uses the camera as a palette of myriad hues. His work is distinctive and committed to pulling out that hitherto-unseen visual from the depths of his imagination to paint vivid images on a canvas of vibrant pixels, especially with his favourite genre of event photography.

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Photography Mentor

His reverence for creatures of the forests marked the beginning of young Harsha Narasimhamurthy’s journeys to National Parks in South India, followed by his devotion to document his experiences as photographs. Gifted with keen attention and impressive presence of mind, Harsha is quick to make informed decisions on field. He considers photography ‘the digital form of painting’, and his work remains true to his learned truth.

Anuroop Krishnan

Anuroop Krishnan

Photography Mentor

Anuroop Krishnan is a marketing professional turned photographer. While he undertakes people and children photography assignments from time to time, he is a passionate wildlife photographer. In over a decade of wildlife photography, his photo-stories reflect an assiduous understanding of wildlife and their diverse habitats. He seeks to depict subjects in their natural surroundings, in an endeavour to build the significance of habitats that nurture wildlife.

Devendra Gogate

Devendra Gogate

Manager – Outdoors

With an academic background in Botany and Biodiversity, Devendra Gogate nurtures his love for nature and beings of the wild with an informed composure. His love for the natural world is only increasing with each passing outdoor exploration ever since 2003. With more than 12 years of experience in wildlife tourism, he has imparted natural history knowledge to numerous people who have travelled with him on group tours to different destinations in India and abroad.

Phillip Ross

Phillip Ross

Photography Mentor

Phillip Ross is the ‘little master’ of wildlife photography. Still in his twenties and already boasting an impressive portfolio, Phillip exudes the same precocity as the big cats he is known to get along with. When out in the wild, Lady Luck is his faithful friend, and back in the civilized world, captivating stories of his experiences are a staple source of fascination for those who enjoy the pleasure of his vivacious acquaintance.

Prakash Matada

Prakash Matada

Filmmaker

A filmmaker specialising in infomercials and documentary films, Prakash Matada has worked with many international networks like RadicalMedia, BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo, Emic Films and Animal Planet on many of their landmark series. He is a well-known name in the filmmaking fraternity as his work reaches out to multidisciplinary projects and he continues to collaborate with dedicated filmmakers, artists and organizations from across India and abroad.

Oli Haukur

Oli Haukur

Photography Mentor

Living in Reykjavik, Iceland, Oli Haukur is known for the unique results he accomplishes in photography and design projects on landscape, architecture, advertising and wedding. While he also likes photographing people and the magic in the mundane life, Iceland looks more surreal and overwhelmingly outlandish in his landscape photos. His vibrant portfolio also reflects his passion for travel and his love for nature.

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Anuroop Krishnan

Photography Mentor

His reverence for creatures of the forests marked the beginning of young Harsha Narasimhamurthy’s journeys to National Parks in South India, followed by his devotion to document his experiences as photographs. Gifted with keen attention and impressive presence of mind, Harsha is quick to make informed decisions on field. He considers photography ‘the digital form of painting’, and his work remains true to his learned truth.

The vision of the management team is amply matched by the passion of our office staff. Proud, motivated and committed to the common goal of excellence, they help ensure we constantly fulfil our mission of being the best at what we do.

Shruthi Sharma
Shruthi Sharma
Rentals Head

Resourceful and affable, Shruthi lives and breathes rentals, while keeping the gear in shipshape and ready to light people’s lives, with tireless diligence.

Sourabha Rao
Sourabha Rao
Writer

Sourabha gives verbal form to the inexpressible, and with her passion for travel, weaves immersive stories that transcend space and dissolve time.

Sharath Chandra
Sharath Chandra
Web Developer

Hailing from Mangalore, Sharath uses his roots in the pristine countryside in which he was raised, to lend aesthetic function to our online form.

Hima Hegde
Web Designer

With an eager and attentive eye for design intricacies, Hima brings pleasing artful elements to our website and blog.

Ullhas Reddy
Travel Consultant

Ullhas ensures that our travel services meet new horizons with excellence, by leveraging his strong grounding in sales, operations and Personalised Vacations.

Oindrila Chowdhury
Travel Consultant

Drawing from her experience of working in the travel industry, Oindrila makes the operations of our Personalised Vacations a neatly-organised affair.

Dhwani Hissaria
Customer Relationship Officer

A devotee of photography and an avid traveller herself, Dhwani brings aptness and insight into the operations of our Photography Tours and Workshops.

Narendra Devaraju
Travel Consultant

A budding wildlife photographer and an avid traveller, Narendra contributes to the faultlessness of the execution of our Photography Tours.

Jyoti Sharma
Customer Service Executive

An aspiring photographer herself, Jyoti’s zeal for learning makes her commitment an asset to out our Photography Workshops customer services.

Deekshith S
Deekshith S
Multimedia Specialist

A multimedia wizard, Deekshit draws from his rich experience and ever-on-the-alert creativity to deliver arresting visual content to our audience!

Pavithra Prashanth
Pavithra Prashanth
Assistant Manager
Bangalore Rentals
With a ready zeal to serve as her main tool, Pavithra makes it a breeze to zero in on your dream gear and walk away with it, and a beaming smile for free.
Mohammed Irfan Khan
Store Manager
Mumbai

Behind the quiet glory and the organised functioning of our Mumbai Gallery is Irfan’s uncompromising dedication and perseverance.

Sapna R
Sapna R
Customer Service Executive
Bangalore Rentals
An absorbing conversationalist, Sapna walks the talk, combining her exceptional communication skills with exemplary service to delight just about everyone.
Mamatha K.
Customer Service Executive
Bangalore Rentals

With her experience in the customer service industry, Mamatha ensures smooth coordination of our Camera Rental services in Bengaluru.

Mary
Mary Lobo
Customer Service Executive
Mumbai

Mary’s adherence to perfection serves as the essential element in our unimpaired customer services execution in Mumbai.

Shashwat Bhat
Shashwat Bhat
Photography Workshops Consultant
Shashwat ensures that our nonpareil expertise on photography reaches avid learners by deftly coordinating our photography workshops in various cities.
Asmita Mane
Asmita Mane
Customer Service Executive
Pune Rentals
Asmita’s unbridled enthusiasm for pretty much everything is the perfect ingredient for service, which she fully deploys in delighting everyone with her exemplary work.
Aparna
Aparna VishwasRao
Customer Service Executive
Pune Rentals

Aparna’s fervour for customer service has been ceaselessly playing a vital role in the diligent running our Camera Rentals in Pune.

H. J. Vinayak
Accounts Executive

With a keen mind for numbers and experience in making accurate sense of them, Vinayak helps us maintain our accounts with an inflexible precision.

Soumya Hegde
Soumya Hegde
Accounts Assistant
A budding enthusiast of accountancy, Soumya plays the vital role of adding more diligence in making and maintaining financial reports with utmost flair and zeal.
K.M. Ashok
K.M. Ashok
Senior Logistics Executive
Bangalore Rentals
Known to be as punctual as an atomic clock, Ashok delivers equipment – and joy – to your doorstep with the reliability of a Toyota and the élan of an Aston.
Shivjee Ray
Shivjee Ray
Logistics Executive
Pune Rentals

Shivjee carries his considerable knowledge of photography lightly on his shoulders, using them instead to care for equipment and deliver it with clockwork precision.

Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar
Logistics Executive
Pune Rentals
Known to lavish more care on our equipment than many do on their Charles Hollander chess-sets, Ajith knows to be in only one mode – his best.
Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
Logistics Executive
Bangalore Rentals
Ajay delivers equipment with a matchless efficiency, for he knows the city’s map like the back of his hand, and punctuality is not merely his strength, but his very hallmark.
C. Prasad
C. Prasad
Logistics Executive
Bangalore Rentals
A biking enthusiast, Prasad leverages his love for motorcycles to zip nimbly across the city, to gear you up for your big shoot without breaking a sweat.
Rohit Raghunath Mali
Rohit Raghunath Mali
Logistics Executive
Pune Rentals

Assiduous and motivated, Rohit ensures safe and punctual delivery of our camera equipment with ceaseless dedication and commitment.

Jayanth Sharma
Archana Maru
Travel Consultant

An ardent enthusiast of travel services and an avid traveller herself, Archana brings aptness and insight into the operations of our personalised vacations.

Join the Team

At Toehold quality and innovation are the lifeblood of everything we do, so we welcome young and dynamic professionals who are meritorious and passionate about excellence and service. In lieu we offer a work environment that is open, involving, creatively satisfying and immense fun! Review our open positions and apply for a suitable one if you don’t want to leave your heart behind when you go to work every day!