A post graduate in Mass Communication, R.Satish Babu completed his masters in 2008 from Alagappa University, Karaikudi situated in Tamil Nadu. He started his career as an Assistant Cameraperson for SS Music , a regional television channel based in Chennai. After working for eighteen months as a cameraperson , he started pursuing a career in Photojournalism . In April, 2008, he started working as a photojournalist in Bangalore for Dinakaran, a Tamil daily newspaper. He then moved to Chennai in December 2009 to work at Dinamalar, a Tamil daily newspaper. Since, June 2011 Satish has been working as a news photographer in Chennai with The New Indian Express, an English daily newspaper.