Anurag Kashyap biography

Anurag Kashyap

Film director

1972 –

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Who is Anurag Kashyap?

Anurag Singh Kashyap is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday, a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, followed by No Smoking, Dev D, Gulaal, That Girl in Yellow Boots and Gangs of Wasseypur. As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water. He founded his film production company, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. in 2009.

In 1999, Kashyap won the Best Screenplay award for Satya at the Star Screen Awards. The next year, his short film Last Train to Mahakali won the Special Jury Award at the same awards. His 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" at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival.

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Born
Sep 10, 1972
Gorakhpur
Also known as
  • Anurag Singh Kashyap
  • Kashyap
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Scindia School
  • University of Delhi
  • Hansraj College
Lived in
  • Saharanpur
  • Obra
  • Varanasi
  • Delhi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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