52 Facts About Anurag Kashyap


Anurag Kashyap was born on 10 September 1972 and is an Indian filmmaker and actor known for his works in Hindi cinema.


Anurag Kashyap is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards.


Anurag Kashyap then went on to direct Black Friday, a film based on the namesake book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings.


Anurag Kashyap's prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur.


Anurag Kashyap subsequently co-produced the critically acclaimed drama The Lunchbox, and the biographical drama Shahid, the former earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language nomination.


In 2016, Anurag Kashyap directed Raman Raghav 2.0, a film inspired by the serial killer Raman Raghav.


Anurag Kashyap is the co-founder of a film production company, Good Bad Films.


Anurag Kashyap was born on 10 September 1972 to a Rajput family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.


Anurag Kashyap's father Sri Prakash Singh is a retired Chief Engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited and was posted in Obra Thermal Power Station in Sonbhadra district near Varanasi.


Anurag Kashyap did his early schooling in Green School Dehradun and, age eight onwards, at the Scindia School in Gwalior.


Anurag Kashyap made her directorial debut with Doctor G, a medical campus comedy, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh, Shefali Shah and Sheeba Chaddha.


The day they met, Anurag Kashyap watched Taxi Driver at Nair's place, and the film inspired him to "write something".


Anurag Kashyap rewrote the script and got credit for the same, but it was scrapped.


Anurag Kashyap later collaborated with Varma in scripting Kaun and writing dialogues for Shool.


In 2011, Anurag Kashyap directed That Girl in Yellow Boots, a thriller starring Kalki Koechlin who co-wrote the film with him.


In 2012, Anurag Kashyap came up with his ambitious directorial venture Gangs of Wasseypur, which screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight, London Indian Film Festival, Toronto film festival and the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.


In 2013, Anurag Kashyap directed That Day After Everyday, a 20-minute short film that was released on YouTube; starring Radhika Apte, Geetanjali Thapa and Sandhya Mridul.


Bombay Velvet was Anurag Kashyap's dream project and its failure was a huge disappointment to him.


In 2016, Anurag Kashyap co-wrote and directed Raman Raghav 2.0, a thriller inspired by the notorious serial killer Raman Raghav.


Anurag Kashyap did not like the initial script but was excited by a "10-minute chunk" that he had not come across before.


Anurag Kashyap then rewrote the script with his team having the 10-minute as a base.


In December 2019, Anurag Kashyap launched the audio web-series titled Thriller Factory which he directed for Amazon's Audible Suno application.


The next year, Anurag Kashyap reunited with his Lust Stories team to direct the horror anthology film Ghost Stories.


Anurag Kashyap's story was about a pregnant woman going through anxiety.


Anurag Kashyap continued his association with Netflix and released his directorial venture Choked on the same.


Just months after releasing Dobaara, Anurag Kashyap released another directorial venture titled Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat.


Anurag Kashyap has co-produced a number of films that have gone on to film festivals, but are yet to release theatrically, including Michael, Peddlers and Monsoon Shootout.


In 2012, Anurag Kashyap produced The Last Act, India's first collaborative feature film from twelve directors to make ten-minute short films, with each film being a part of a larger story written by him.


Anurag Kashyap served as the creative director in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer TV series Yudh, and subsequently presented two documentary film's, The World Before Her and Katiyabaaz.


In 2011 Anurag Kashyap co-founded his director-driven production company Phantom Films with partnership from Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.


Anurag Kashyap then went on to collaborate with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions to produce the romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee.


Anurag Kashyap then co-edited and co-produced the comedy drama Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut.


Anurag Kashyap co-produced Haraamkhor, the survival drama Trapped and the superhero film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.


In 2020, Anurag Kashyap launched another production company titled Good Bad Films with partnership from Dhruv Jagasia and Akshay Thakker.


Anurag Kashyap has made cameo appearances in his films and those of others, including Black Friday, No Smoking, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, Luck by Chance, Dev.


In 2016, Anurag Kashyap starred in AR Murugadoss's Akira, starring Sonakshi Sinha; where he played the role of a corrupt police officer.


Anurag Kashyap played the role of the antagonist in the Tamil-language thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu.


In 2020, Anurag Kashyap played an exaggerated version of himself in AK vs AK directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, opposite Anil Kapoor.


Anurag Kashyap wrote the dialogues and served as one of the executive producers.


Anurag Kashyap was first married to film editor Aarti Bajaj, with whom he has a daughter, Aaliyah Anurag Kashyap.


Anurag Kashyap later married actress Kalki Koechlin, whom he first met during the making of Dev D, at her maternal home in Ooty.


Anurag Kashyap is regarded as an auteur and is credited for pioneering India's indie scene in the early 2000s.


Anurag Kashyap prefers shooting on real locations by employing guerrilla-filmmaking techniques with hidden cameras, and often makes his actors improvise their dialogues on set.


Anurag Kashyap's work inspired British director Danny Boyle, who has cited Black Friday and Satya as the inspirations for his Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.


Anurag Kashyap described Satya "slick, often mesmerizing" portrayal of the Mumbai underworld, which included gritty and realistic "brutality and urban violence," directly influenced the portrayal of the Mumbai underworld in Slumdog Millionaire.


On 20 May 2013, Anurag Kashyap was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government at 2013 Cannes Film Festival, when India was the guest country of the festival to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.


Anurag Kashyap has served as one of the jury members at many film festivals including the 2009 Venice Film Festival, 2013 Sundance Film Festival, 13th Marrakech Film Festival, and the 20th Busan International Film Festival.


In 2016, Anurag Kashyap was awarded with Yash Bharti Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for his contribution in the field of cinema.


In 1999, Anurag Kashyap shared the Screen Award for Best Screenplay, along with Saurabh Shukla for Satya.


Anurag Kashyap's feature film debut Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and was a nominee for the Golden Leopard Award at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival.


In 2011, Anurag Kashyap shared the Best Story and Best Screenplay Award at the 56th Filmfare Awards with Vikramaditya Motwane for Udaan.


At the 60th Filmfare Awards, Anurag Kashyap won the Filmfare Award for Best Editing with Abhijit Kokate for Queen.