J.Sridhar started his film career in 1993 as a first assistant cameraman to cinematographer. Mr.Ashok Rajan in the film “ BAND MASTER”. He is basically a Mechanical Engineer. He continued working in the him in more than 10 films. Later he worked as an Associate in nearly 25 films to cinematographers Mr.Thangar Bachan, Mr.Kichas and Mr,Priyan. A notable few films among there are Naatamai, Muthu, Barathi Kannama, Porkaalam, Udhaya, Saamy, Arul, Ayya, Aanadha Poongatrey, Tenali &Varalaru.
Worked as II unit cameraman in Thimiru, Vel, Aaru, Thoranai, Vallavan, Singam-I & II. In 2005, he become an individual Cinematographer in a Tamil film Thangappan Samy for which he got a Best New Comer Cinematographer Award from SICA. Karuppusamy Kuthagaitharar, Malayan, Manal Nagaram are few Tamil films he had done. In Malayalam he worked in Sand City, In Bengali – Challenge 2, Bindaas & Beproyaa