Ashay was introduced to the world of creativity by his father Sharad Kshirsagar at an early age.
He developed a keen sense of observation trying to understand how things worked; was fascinated by technology and understanding how to make things beautiful and efficient.
Photography is a meeting point of science and art and this drew Ashay to it. The magic of seeing a photograph appear on a blank sheet of paper via a chemical process in a darkroom cemented this choice.
Ashay studied photography at the Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art and started working professionally since 2001. He has since shot advertising campaigns for all the major brands across sectors.
Since 2018 Ashay has been rediscovering photography and pursues projects that are of interest.