Vladimir Bashta was born in Moscow in 1970.
In 1996 he graduated from the prestigious Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). His first film as a cinematographer was Life, Autumn (1999), which won the Award for Best Cinematography at the Bratislava International Film Festival in 1999. Since then he has worked on over a dozen successful features, TV series, TV commercials and documentaries. He has been a member of the Cinematographers Society and Guild of Cameramen since 2000, and a member of IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, since 2001. In 2011, Vladimir Bashta won the coveted White Square award for cinematography for the 2009 film Kandahar, and was separately nominated for the same award for Brest Fortress.