30 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.

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

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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.

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

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Anurag Kashyap'sfather 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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 .

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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.

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

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

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Anurag Kashyap'sfeature 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.

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

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

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