Anurag Kashyap Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Anurag Kashyap Wiki and Biography: Indian cinema has a major star in Anurag Kashyap. Numerous National and Filmfare awards have been bestowed to him. Kashyap got his start in the industry as a co-writer on Ram Gopal Verma’s murder drama Satya (1998).  In 2013, the French government honoured him with the title of “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for his contributions to the film industry.

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap Wiki: Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Real Name Anurag Singh Kashyap
Nick Name Anurag
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Producer and Actor
Famous For Movies
Wife Name Aarti Bajaj (Divorced), Kalki Koechlin (Divorced)
Physical Status
Age 50 Years
Height 5 feet 11 inches
Weight 87 Kgs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 September 1972
Birth Place Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
School Name Green School, Dehradun, Scindia School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
College Name Hans Raj College (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India
Qualifications Bachelor of Science
Family Profile
Father Name Prakash Singh
Mother Name NA
Siblings Abhinav Kashyap (Film Director and Screenwriter), Anubhuti Kashyap
Career Film director, Screenwriter, Producer and Actor
Source of Income Movies
Appeared In Movies
Net Worth Salary 45 Crores+(Approx.)

Anurag Kashyap Biography

Anurag Kashyap Education

Green School in Dehradun was where Kashyap’s formal education began. It was in Gwalior, at the prestigious Scindia School, that he enrolled as a little boy of eight. He attended University of Delhi’s Hans Raj College in order to fulfil his ambition of becoming a scientist.

Anurag Kashyap Early Life

As of the year 2022, Anurag Kashyap will be 50 years old. He was born on September 10, 1972, in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Prakash Singh Sr. worked as the UP Power Corporation’s Chief Engineer.

A career in science was one of his goals.  In 1993, he graduated from college with a degree in Zoology. After finishing college, he embarked on a career in street theatre. He had Rs. 5,000 when he landed in Mumbai in 1993. He went without food and shelter for a while and slept on beaches after he ran out of money. On occasion, he would spend the night at the St. Xavier’s Boys’ Hostel. Although he was able to secure work with Prithvi Theatre, the untimely passing of the theater’s director left his debut piece unfinished.

When Prakash Singh had his son, he named him Anurag Kashyap. Abhinav Kashyap, one of his brothers, is also a director and screenwriter. His sister, Anubhuti Kashyap, also works as an assistant on majority of his movies. In 2003, he wed his childhood friend Aarti Bajaj. She has worked as an editor on his films. Aaliya Kashyap is the couple’s daughter. The split occurred in 2009. In 2011, after his divorce from his first wife was final, Anurag wed Kalki Koechlin. Unfortunately, in 2015, they separated.

Anurag Kashyap Career

He happened upon a man named Pankaj Titoria in 1995. Shivam Nair, a film director and editor, was introduced to him by Pankaj Titoria. Kashyap saw “Taxi Driver” at Shivam Nair’s house and was captivated by it. He penned the script for “Jayate,” Hansal Mehta’s unreleased first feature film from 1997. Actor Manoj Bajpayee proposed Ram Gopal Verma use his name for a screenplay in 1998.

In the end, it was his work on ‘Auto Narayan’ that won over Ram Gopal Verma, who offered him a job. It was during this time that he co-wrote the script for the film Satya with Saurabh Shukla. The movie Satya did quite well at the box office and is widely considered to be among the best of all time in Indian cinema. Both the script for ‘Kaun’ and the dialogue for ‘Shool’ were written by him in 1999. A TV short film titled “Last Train to Mahakali” was also produced by him that year.

Kashyap directed his first feature film, titled “Paanch,” in 2002. The serial killings committed by the Joshi-Abhyankar gang in 1976 served as inspiration for the film. The film initially had issues with the Central Board of Film Review. Many films, including Paisa Vasool (2004), Yuva (2004) (a Canadian film), Water (2005), Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005), etc., use dialogue written by Kashyap. Later, however, the board gave “Paanch” the green light, and the film premiered in 2002 at a number of festivals. His work on the 2007 film “Black Friday” was inspired by Hussain Zaidi’s book of the same name, which in turn dealt with the 1993 Bombay Bombings. However, its release was temporarily halted by the Bombay High Court pending the outcome of the bomb blast investigation. A reimagining of Stephen King’s short story “Quitters,” titled “No Smoking,” was released the same year. His own production company, Anurag Kashyap Films, was launched by him in 2009. The critically acclaimed film “Udaan” served as his directorial debut. Shaitan (2011), Chittagong (2012), Aiyyaa (2012), etc. are just a few of the films that Kashyap has produced. Together with Kalki Koechlin, he directed and co-wrote 2011’s “That Girl in Yellow Boots.” The film played at a number of major international festivals. Roger Ebert, a well-known American film reviewer, scored it 3.5 stars out of 4. Kashyap’s film Gangs of Wasseypur premiered at the 2012 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and also played at the London Indian Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival the same year.

It’s no secret that Anurag Kashyap is also a talented actor; he has guest starred in a wide variety of films, including Black Friday (2007), Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, Dev.D, Gulaal, Bhoothnath Returns, Happy New Year, etc. He appeared in the film Encounter as a police officer in 2010. In the 2011 film “Shagird,” directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, he played the role of a villain. He portrayed a corrupt police officer in AR Murugadoss’s 2016 film ‘Akira.’ He also appeared in the Tamil film Imaikkaa Nodigal in 2018.

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