Amongst the many documentaries he has shot, JOURNEYS was screened at more than sixty international film festivals and won more than a dozen prominent awards. For this film he was nominated for Best Cinematography at Madrid International Documentary Festival, 2006. He was also nominated for Best Camerawork for the documentary WOMEN, WATER AND 10,000 MILES New York Film Festival, 2009. His repertoire of feature films includes SUDDHA (2005), an award-winning Tulu film and PUTTANI PARTY (2010), a Kannada film that he shot, received the National Award for Best Children’s Film. The Oriya film KATHANTARA (2007) won National Award for Best Oriya Film and he was given the Orissa State Film Award for Best Cinematography. Sameer has also shot TV Commercials for many prestigious brands and was awarded the IDPA Gold for Excellence in Cinematography (2007) for the corporate film CHASE.
Currently, apart from filming assignments, he conducts workshops/classes at various institutes, including Srishti (Bangalore), NID (Ahmedabad), SACAC (New Delhi), SUPVA (Rohtak)and Digital Film Academy (Mumbai)