Creativity has always been a compulsive urge for him since childhood. As a young child, Akhter took inspiration from nature and grew up loving, observing, and capturing its mesmerizing spirit in the form of drawings and paintings. His childhood interest in art foreshadowed an artistic future.
Over the years Akhter has developed as an artist and photographer. Because of his zest for experimentation with different techniques, today he uses combination of the best of the three worlds, photography, digital technology and traditional paints. Sometimes his creativity starts with pixels and later he blends pigments and pixels before the final product gets printed on canvas.
He has been able to strike a perfect balance between his profession as an Orthodontist and his pre-occupation with art. He is currently serving as the Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Yenepoya University, India.
Human faces always inspired him. He saw art in creating beautiful smiles and correcting facial deformities.
With his deft fingers that deal with wires and pliers in Orthodontics, paint brushes over canvas or his passion for photography. He sometimes jokes saying “orthodontics is his occupation and art is his pre-occupation”.
His new passion is medical art depicting various life processes and physiologic aspects of the human body. His work has always been appreciated for profoundness, trendiness and articulation.
His work has been portrayed in numerous art exhibitions held across India and Netherlands where he is pursuing his PhD on Smile Dynamics.
Dr.Akhter has won several National and international accolades and honors in the field of photography. He is also an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, London.
Akhter lives in Mangalore, India with his wife Hasina, and three daughters, Thaniya, Zoya and Riya.