Anil Mehta is a cinematographer, writer, actor, and director of Bollywood movies. He has studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He is the founding member of Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).
He has shot Lagaan (2001), Saathiya (2002), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).
Mehta's first feature film, Aaja Nachle, was produced by Yash Raj Films. Released on 30 November 2007 the film stars Madhuri Dixit (in her comeback film), Konkona Sen Sharma, Akshaye Khanna and Kunal Kapoor.
He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his work in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)