Senthil was born in in the industrial town of Coimbatore in South India. As a child, he loved painting and often won awards for his art. At the age of 12 his brother handed him a camera, thus triggering his lifelong love affair with the camera. He studied applied art in the Government College of Arts and Crafts, one of the oldest art institutes in India. On completion of his Diploma, he began to work as the assistant of one of India’s preeminent photographers, Sudheer Ramachandran.
Six years later, he went independent and began shooting ads and assignments for Dell, Levi's, Dockers, Toyota, Nike, Louis Philippe, Vodafone. Adidas, Johnson & Johnson, Himalaya and scores of other brands. His most recognized work was the ‘Hutch Network’ campaign which was recognized globally. He shot extensively for IBM and his campaigns for Lenovo got published globally.
Senthil's striking images have won several Cannes lions. He has also been awarded Asian Photography magazine's Best Photographer Award and their Most Influential People in Photography award twice.
He has his studio in Bangalore and organic farm in Hosur, a short drive from Bangalore.