Parhad was born in 1974 in Mumbai, India. He was sent to the prestigious Cathedral & John Connon School, where he
was first introduced to the camera, dark room techniques and photography as an extra subject. He subsequently studied
mathematics and physics and eventually graduated in subjects in which he had little or no interest.
After having dabbled with the camera on his travels and doing the basic course at the Photographic Society of India in 2001, Parhad decided to take what was a serious amateur pursuit and turn it into a professional one. He assisted commercial and fashion photographer Himanshu Seth before enrolling for the Mastercraftsman 2 year course at The Shari Academy of Photography and Digital Imaging where he learnt studio lighting techniques and how to 'see light'.
Parhad had his first show "Images Inspired by the Art of Cocktail Making" in Association with The Bar Company in Dec 2006 at Henry Tham's Lounge, Mumbai. The commercial success of the show encouraged him to further his passion for photography and image making.
Parhad is a member of the Photographers Guild of India (PGI) and has received an award from the guild for his image 'Lasting Impressions' at their annual exhibiton 'EXHIBIT A' in 2007. Being keen to use the passion for his craft to give back to society, he organised an exhibition of his collection "Effloresce - Flowers of Breach Candy' at the prestigious Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust in December 2010, where he was able to raise a considerable amount, as a 100% of the sale of the images were donated to charity.
Parhad is also a commercial photographer and has shot for high end international Michelin starred restaurants such as Hakkasan and Yauatcha and exclusive publications such as Elle Decor. He is passionate about clicking Interiors, Food and Drink, Products, Travel, Underwater, Nature, Portraits and Fashion photography.
Parhad returned to London from November 2012 to December 2013, where he built a vast fashion portfolio, and networked with people in the industry.
On returning to Mumbai he had his third fine art show “Arresting Developments” at the prestigious Gallery 7 in Mumbai’s art district Kala Ghoda.
He is in the process of presenting his labour of love, his vast fashion portfolio shot over the last decade to high end publications, the best fashion designers and team up with other highly talented creatives to produce some of the best images in the industry.