Hello, I’m Dr Sanjay Kumar Shukla
I was born in the city of Varanasi in India, one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities. I was always fascinated by nature and wildlife and this love became my profession when I joined the Indian Forest Service in the year 1992. I have an extremely wide range of experience in different branches of forestry, including wildlife conservation. I also served as the Field Director of Kanha Tiger Reserve, one of the best-managed tiger reserves and national parks across the globe. Presently I live in New Delhi. I am heading a statutory national authority, Central Zoo Authority in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India as Member Secretary. This authority regulates all the zoos in India.
I have been doing photography since my college days, but after joining the forest service, wildlife and conservation photography became my passion. I have many of my images printed in national and international publications. I started participating in national and international salons & circuits in Jan 2022 only and also became a member of FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique), GPU (Global Photographic Union), and FIP (Federation of Indian Photography). In a short span of 9 months, I have received more than 250 awards/honours in national & international salons/circuits and have also achieved the distinctions of AFIP, GPU CR2, GPU VIP1, QPSA, Hon. PESGSPC, GPA. PESGSPC and Hon. WPAI.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla, IFS
- Member Secretary
- Central Zoo Authority
- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
- Government of India, New Delhi, India