Anurag Kashyap

Profession: Film director, Screenwriter, Producer and Actor


Brother of Anurag Kashyap

Abhinav Kashyap (Film Director and Screenwriter)

Father of Anurag Kashyap

Prakash Singh (Was a Chief Engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited)

Sister of Anurag Kashyap

Anubhuti Kashyap

Wife/Spouse of Anurag Kashyap

Aarti Bajaj, Film Editor (2003-2009)
Kalki Koechlin, Actress (2011-2015)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Anurag Kashyap

Aarti Bajaj
Kalki Koechlin
Shubhra Shetty

Favourite Actor(s) of Anurag Kashyap

Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah

Favourite Actresses of Anurag Kashyap

Marilyn Monroe, Golshifteh Farahani, Scarlett Johansson

Favourite Film(s) of Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood- Pyasa, Bandit Queen, Sahib Biwi Aur Gulam
Hollywood- Bicycle Thieves

Favourite Food(s) of Anurag Kashyap

Cheese, Cereals, Fish, Chocolate, Nespresso

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Anurag Kashyap

Screen Award for Best Screenplay with Saurabh Shukla for 'Satya' (1999)
Special Jury Award for 'Last Train to Mahakali' (2000)
Grand Jury Prize for 'Black Friday' (2007)
Best Story and Best Screenplay Award along with Vikramaditya Motwane (2011)
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the government of France (2013)
Yash Bharti Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh (2016)

Controversies of Anurag Kashyap

In 2000, his directorial debut film "Paanch" fell into controversy for the violent portrayal of youths.   In 2007, his other film "Black Friday" became controversial for displaying the sensitive issue of 1993 Bombay Bomb Blasts.   He is often criticized by the media for promoting sex, drugs, and abuses through his films.   Kashyap has always been at the anvil of Censor Board and the latest in the series is his 2016 flick "Udta Punjab" in which he was criticized by the board for portraying Punjab in a bad sense.  

Information about Anurag Kashyap

During his initial days in Mumbai, he spent months on street and benches.  He founded his own film production company in 2009, 'Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. (AKFPL).'  His first job in Mumbai was at Prithvi Theatre, however, his first play was incomplete due to the director's death.  In his school days, Kashyap had great affections with the films but after schools, he changed his mind and wanted to become a scientist and thus took admission at Hans Raj College, the University of Delhi in a Zoology course and during his college days he again diverted towards films.  After completing graduation in 1993, he joined a street theater group 'Jana Natya Manch'.  British director, Danny Boyle was inspired by Kashyap's works and copied the film-making style of Kashyap in some of the scenes of his Oscar-awarded movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'.  Anurag Kashyap drinks alcohol  He is a member of the board of the NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India.  Kashyap is known for his unique film-making style in which he pursues extensive research on each character and extensively uses light and colour effects.  His directorial debut film 'Paanch' hasn't been released yet.  He is known for guerrilla filmmaking technique in which the camera is hidden and actors are given chance to improvise.  After being inspired by De Sica's filmmaking, he left home with Rs. 5000 in the pocket and arrived Mumbai in 1993 to pursue his dream.  The turning point of his life was when Manoj Bajpayee introduced him to Ram Gopal Varma to write a film that eventually turned to be the movie Satya which later proved to be a huge success at the Box-office.  Does Anurag Kashyap smoke?: Yes  Kashyap attended International Film Festival of India and saw 55 films in just 10 days and the film which inspired him the most was Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves.  Does Anurag Kashyap drink alcohol?: Yes  A Canadian critic, Cameron Bailey has called him 'one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers.'  Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee  Anurag Kashyap smokes 


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