After completing his post graduate diploma in Motion Picture Photography in 1989 from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune he assisted cinematographers like A K Bir, Binod Pradhan and Raja Sayed.

After four years he became independent and acquired a highly accomplished and sought-after status as an advertising DOP and in the process worked with top production houses and directors of Advertising and has around one thousand TV Commercials to his credit. He has also shot a couple of serials and reality shows as well as two feature films which came his way – JAYATE directed by Hansal Mehta and LAGA CHUNRI MEIN DAAG directed by Pradeep Sarkar for Yash Raj Films. He then co-wrote, co-produced and directed ANTARDWAND, a feature film which got him a National Film Award. Presently he is involved in writing for his soon to be launched 2nd directorial venture.

After ANTARDWAND Sushil decided to share his experience as a cinematographer and film maker with new entrants in the industry so he often travels to various film schools as a guest lecturer and serves as member of jury for various film festivals whenever he has time.