Madhukar Soma

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Madhukar Soma (born 6 October 1969) is an Indian Photography professional specialised in Automobile, Lifestyle and Advertising Photography. He worked for International brands like Coca-Cola, Domino's, Sony, Adidas, Honda, Pizza Hut and Suzuki to name a few.

Madhukar is also a well-known photography blogger[1][2], vlogger[3][4][5], educator[6], speaker[7][8][9], entrepreneur, short film director[10][11][12][13] and the talk show host of 'MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma'[14][15].

Madhukar Soma
Madhukar Soma hosting his show MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma
Madhukar behind the scenes at MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma
Born October 06, 1969
Pendyala, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Celebrity Advertising & Fashion Photographer, Talkshow Host & Speaker
Organization Founder, Soma Madhukar Photography & Shivi Art India
Spouse(s) Swapna Madhukar
Children Prithvi Soma & Vishnu Priya Soma

Life & Career

Madhukar Soma born in Telangana (then Andhra Pradesh) started learning to sketch at the age of 9 years. Slowly learned many more crafts such as painting & sculpting. While pursuing his degree in Commerce at Lal Bahadur Shastri college, Warangal in 1989, he got an opportunity to visit his brother who was in the profession of advertising in Delhi where he eventually discovered his passion towards Photography as another art form and never went back to college. Dropping out, he moved to New Delhi in 1990 from his village with his biggest hurdle being language on top of the struggle to establish himself in the capital city of the country as a photographer. While overcoming the language barrier, he started his career as an assistant to photographer (master) Laxman Singh Rawat where he gained interest in and learned the Art of Photography, and another photographer (master) Pradeep Dasgupta & his brother Prabuddha Dasgupta, one of the top photographers of the country with whom he furthered his knowledge of photography. In the year 1992, he started working on his own. The first ad-campaign he shot had won 'The Best Colour Campaign of the Year' after which he kept his streak with Cannes Lions Award in 1999, & his work featuring in Vogue and Lürzer's Archive and many more.

In 1996, he married Swapna Rayabaram, and in 1997 his first child, Prithvi Soma (son), was born. In the year 2002, his second child, Vishnu Priya Soma (daughter), was born.

In 2016, along with his wife Swapna Madhukar (Art Curator), he founded Shivi Art India, through which they conducted many exhibitions of art & photography[16], making headlines pan India, giving a platform to many upcoming and established artists and photographers.[17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

Madhukar now has two state-of-art studios in Delhi NCR, India and travels around the world shooting for different clients. Over the time, Madhukar worked on the most prestigious clients and brands with best advertising agencies, top celebrities & people best in the business and have been appreciated as much. Now, he also hosts a show 'MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma' and has been invited as a speaker on many occasions.

Madhukar has worked with some of the most successful people in all walks of life and celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli[24], MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag[25][26], Vijender Singh[27], Mahesh Bhupathi[28], Sania Mirza[29], Raj Babbar, Gautam Gambhir[30], Sardara Singh[31], Bhaichung Bhutia and brands such as Coca-Cola, Grasim, Reebok, Pepsi, Domino's, Pizza Hut, Sony, LG, Whirlpool, Dunkin' Donuts, Biba, Adidas, Fab India, Jaquar, Himalayan, Aircel, Karbonn, Airtel, DLF, Spice Jet, Air India, Canon, Cream Bell, ITC, Lotto, Hero, GPI, Swachh Bharat, Honda, HP, Unilever, BlackBerry, Hindustan Times, Times Of India, Haldiram's, Nestlé, Woodland, GM, Nat Geo, Volvo, Lakmé, VLCC, Sahara, Business Standard, Tata, WWF, McDonald's, Mercedes, Puma, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, HSBC, Samsung, Colgate, Mitsubishi, Vodafone, GE, IBM, Shell, Mother Dairy, Volkswagen, Suzuki, HLL, Dabur, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Radisson, Claridges & Resorts, Maruti Suzuki, Gillette, Hyundai Motor India to name a few.


Notable Campaigns

MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma

MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma (ideated 16th August 2017) is a web-series talk show hosted by Madhukar Soma inviting guests of high calibre in top positions in their fields who sit over a nice cup of coffee and share their experience of the career that they are in and their journey of life, their highs and lows; guiding the youth how to deal with these themselves. The web series today has 10,000+ viewers (2017). The very objective of the show is to inspire young India & spread positivity and to propel India into a super soft power of the world.

MadCoffee has invited some successful & inspiring personalities such as Prathap Suthan (COO, Bang in the Middle)[37][38], Navroze Dhondy (Founder & MD, Creatigies)[39][40], Mohit Soni (COO, Media & Entertainment Skills Council[41])[42][43], Dev Amritesh (MD, Compass Group India)[44][45] to name a few.

See also


  1. "Soma Madhukar" (in en-US). 
  2. "81 year old Lodhi Garden – Happy Birthday – CreativSoulz" (in en-US). 
  3. "Madhukar Soma" (in en). 
  4. "Madhukar Soma" (in en). 
  5. "Creativ Soulz" (in en). 
  6. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-05-23), DSLR Basics Tutorials- Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO by Madhukar Soma,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  7. "Madhukar Soma invited as a Chief Guest Speaker at Vidya Devi Jindal Public School, Hisar". 
  8. Creativ Soulz Media (2018-01-06), Celebrity photographer Madhukar Soma as Chief Guest at Jindal Art Festival,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  9. Creativ Soulz Media (2018-01-13), DD channel interview | Chief Guest at Jindal Art Fest | Madhuker Soma,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  10. Madhuker Soma (2015-10-20), Plan Generous Radiance,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  11. Madhuker Soma (2013-04-30), WALK WILD BE HUMAN - FILM BY Celebrity Photographer & Talkshow host MADHUKAR SOMA,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  12. Madhuker Soma (2015-10-20), Sun Vs Skin By Madhukar Soma,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  13. Madhuker Soma (2013-02-04), Star In The Making,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  14. "MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma - YouTube" (in en). 
  15. "MadCoffee Crackers - YouTube" (in en). 
  16. "Shakti - The Woman Of Substance exhibition by Shivi Art India" (in en-US). 
  17. "Zoom Delhi Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  18. "Millennium Post Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  19. "Financial Chronicle Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  20. "Namaste Telangana Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  21. "Tamil News paper Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  22. "Hindustan Times Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  23. "Dainik Jagran Article on Shakti Exhibition by Shivi Art India". 
  24. "Madhukar Soma with Virat Kohli (Behind The Scenes)". 
  25. "Madhukar Soma with Virender Sehwag (Behind The Scenes)". 
  26. "Madhukar Soma with Virender Sehwag (Behind The Scenes)". 
  27. "Madhukar Soma with Vijender Singh (Behind The Scenes)". 
  28. "Madhukar Soma with Mahesh Bhupathi (Behind The Scenes)". 
  29. "Madhukar Soma with Sania Mirza (Behind The Scenes)". 
  30. "Madhukar Soma with Gautam Gambhir (Behind The Scenes)". 
  31. "Madhukar Soma with Sardara Singh (Behind The Scenes)". 
  32. "Peter Wines (Play with your mind.) Campaign for a distributor of wines." (in en). 
  33. "Peter Wines (Play with your mind.) Campaign for a distributor of wines." (in en). 
  34. "Lürzer's Archive" (in en). 
  35. "Hindustan Times" (in en). 
  36. The New York Festivals (International Advertising Awards - The World's Best Work). 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036: Harper Collins Publishers. 2001. pp. 360. ISBN 0-9655403-5-9. 
  37. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-11-16), Sneak Peek into Prathap Suthan aka Pat's Work & Life (Part.1),, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  38. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-11-19), Chat with Pat - Part 2 | Prathap Suthan | Madhuker Soma | MadCoffee,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  39. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-12-07), Navroze Dhondy, Founder & MD, Creatigies Communications on Madcoffee with Madhuker Soma | Part 1,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  40. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-12-11), MadCoffee with Madhuker Soma | ft.Navroze Dhondy | Ep.3 Part - 2,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  41. "Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC)" (in en). 
  42. Creativ Soulz Media (2018-01-21), MadCoffee with Madhukar Soma ft Mohit Soni, COO, MESC - Part 1,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  43. Creativ Soulz Media (2018-01-23), PART 2| MadCoffee with Madhuker Soma | ft.Mohit Soni, COO, MESC,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  44. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-12-21), Dev Amritesh on MadCoffee with Madhuker Soma show | Part 1,, retrieved 2018-03-24 
  45. Creativ Soulz Media (2017-12-28), Part 2 | MadCoffee with Madhuker Soma | ft. Dev Amritesh,, retrieved 2018-03-24 

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