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Anurag Kashyap is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Co-Editor Indian born on 10 september 1972 at Gorakhpur (Inde)

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap
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Birth name Anurag Singh Kashyap
Nationality Inde
Birth 10 september 1972 (48 years) at Gorakhpur (Inde)
Creator of Anurag Kashyap Films
Creator of Phantom Films
Creator of Sikhya Entertainment
Awards Filmfare Awards

Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) 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 (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, followed by No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009), Gulaal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya (1998) and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water (2005). 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 (2005), and was a nominee for the "Golden Leopard" (Best Film) at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival (2004). In 2010, he announced his association withTumbhi where he and his team will make six short films for Tumbhi and start his blog with them, as well He was listed on the The DNA power list: Top 50 influentials, a list of 50 most influential Indians in 2011. Soon, he will be awarded with a cultural achievement award in the Cannes Film Festival. Kashyap currently serves on the board of Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan Trust, which helps protect vulnerable children around India. He is one of the most influential and important directors in India.


Son film Gangs of Wasseypur est projeté au festival de Cannes 2012 dans le cadre de la Quinzaine des réalisateurs.
Son film Ugly est projeté au festival de Cannes 2013 dans le cadre de la Quinzaine des réalisateurs.

Best films

The Lunchbox (2013)
Water (2005)

Usually with

Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi
(17 films)
Vikas Bahl
Vikas Bahl
(15 films)
Piyush Mishra
Piyush Mishra
(7 films)
Aarti Bajaj
Aarti Bajaj
(13 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anurag Kashyap (73 films)

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Ghoomketu (2020)

Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Swanand Kirkire, Raghubir Yadav
Roles Inspector Badlani
Rating61% 3.099663.099663.099663.099663.09966
The story revolves around an aspiring writer (played by Siddiqui) who travels all the way from Lucknow to Mumbai to be a part of films.
Akira (2016)

Directed by A. R. Murugadoss
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Urmila Mahanta, Mithun Chakraborty, Amit Sadh
Roles ACP Rane
Rating59% 2.950742.950742.950742.950742.95074
Akira Sharma est votre Jane moyenne de Jodhpur. Au début de la vie, elle voit une atrocité commise sur un voisin et apprend à se défendre. Et, un spitfire est né.
Happy New Year, 3h8
Directed by Farah Khan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood, Heist films
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonu Sood
Roles Judge of World Dance Championship Auditions (Cameo Appearance)
Rating50% 2.502292.502292.502292.502292.50229
Chandramohan Manohar Sharma, better known as Charlie (Shah Rukh Khan), is a street fighter who has been yearning for revenge from Charan Grover (Jackie Shroff) for 8 years. Because of him, his father, Manohar Sharma (Anupam Kher) was labeled as a thief because Charan had conned him into stealing his own Diamonds (he stole his own diamonds and framed Sharma for stealing them) priced at INR 100 crore ($15 million). Charlie finds out through the media that diamonds worth $300 crore will reach the Atlantis Palm hotel on Christmas Eve. He wants to steal the same diamonds and frame Grover. To accomplish this, he must assemble a dynamic team.
Bhoothnath Returns
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari
Genres Drama, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Parth Bhalerao, Usha Jadhav, Sanjay Mishra
Roles Himself (Cameo Appearance)
Rating66% 3.34683.34683.34683.34683.3468
The plot is linked with the previous film Bhoothnath. When Bhoothnath, although his real name in the two films is Kailash Nath, (Amitabh Bachchan) enters the Bhoothworld, (a ghosts' world) he is mocked and questioned about his abilities as a ghost as he was unsuccessful to scare any child. To redeem himself, he returns to Earth where he tries his best to scare children but is unsuccessful with his attempts. However, a boy named Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao) can see him in his true form. Akhrot is not scared of Bhoothnath, but helps him to scare a few children. In return, he asks Bhoothnath to act scared of him and to run away from a haunted house while he chants mantras in front of his friends, so that his friends can accept him in their cricket team. Bhoothnath decides to help him further by helping him earn money by giving ghosts living in under-construction high rises peace by fulfilling the wishes they were still staying back on Earth as ghosts for. In the process, they come to know why the ghosts died, and help their families get insurance money by scaring corrupt insurance officers. In the process, he gets to know about Bhau (Boman Irani), a former criminal who is now a corrupt politician. After having seen the amount of corruption in India and encouraged by Akhrot, Bhoothnath decides to contest the upcoming elections. Soon, the rivalry between Bhoothnath and Bhau heats up, to the extent that Bhoothnath sacrifices his powers to win. One day before the elections, a rally is to be held by Bhoothnath to encourage a high turnout on election day. Bhau's men threaten to kill Akhrot unless he prevents the rally from happening, but Akhrot refuses and is ready to face the consequences. On the day of the rally, Bhau's men injure Akhrot grievously for his non-compliance, which makes Bhoothnath leave his rally to be with Akhrot in the hospital. He goes to the Bhoothworld and begs for Akhrot's life. They tell him that if Bhoothnath wins the election, they will spare Akhrot's life. Meanwhile, Bhau uses Bhoothnath's absence at the rally to his advantage and tries to influence the audience to vote for him. However, on election day, the majority of the public voted for Bhoothnath. The next day, Bhootnath sees Akhrot's heartbeat rising and realises that he won the election. The film ends with Akhrot regaining consciousness and everybody celebrating the success of Bhoothnath.
Trishna (2011)
, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth, Amit Trivedi, Kalki Koechlin
Roles Himself
Rating60% 3.000663.000663.000663.000663.00066
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, and her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. He sees her dancing at a hotel, and is attracted to her beauty and innocence.
Shagird (2011)
, 2h8
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Nana Patekar, Mohit Ahlawat, Zakir Hussain, Rimi Sen, Anurag Kashyap, Asawari Joshi
Roles Bunty Bhaiya
Rating70% 3.545463.545463.545463.545463.54546
The film starts with Bunty Bhaiya, a gangster, being arrested in Ghaziabad. In Delhi, Mohit Kumar is about to join Crime branch as a sub-inspector under Senior inspector Hanumant Singh. There he meets Singh’s team which is taking bribe from a builder and their commission from the land mafia lord who is threatening the builder’s life.
Soundtrack (2011)
, 2h12
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor, Yatin Karyekar, Kailash Kher
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.5434653.5434653.5434653.5434653.543465
Ronak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwaal) lives, eats and breathes music. Music is his life. Having inherited the talent and passion for music from his deceased father, he wants to make sure that he doesn’t inherit one thing from his father – failure. So when he arrives in the City of Dreams, Mumbai, to make it big in the music field he pushes himself – and more – to make his dream come true. Starting as a DJ in his uncle’s (Yatin Karyekar) night club Tango Charlie, owned by Charlie (Mohan Kapoor), he soon finds himself expanding his avenues to establishing his own studio, making his own music and finally composing the same for a movie by Anurag Kashyap. But along with virtues come vices, as Ronak finds himself falling deeper into the world of alcohol, smoking and drugs as he gets into a relationship with Shonali (Mrinalini Sharma). Trouble starts when Ronak wakes up one day to realise that there’s a constant ringing sound in his ears which makes normal hearing difficult. Initially dismissing it as a temporary problem, his work schedule goes for a toss when the problem persists. Visits to doctor reveal that he has tinnitus, inherited from his father and aggravated by his lifestyle. Eventually a freak accident renders him totally deaf which pushes him into a deep state of depression. Things change when Ronak meets Gauri (Soha Ali Khan), who too is hearing impaired but has mastered the art of lip-reading. In Gauri, Ronak finds a tutor and life-partner. Also his passion for music is rekindled, as he attempts to sense sound (if not hear) and study digital waveforms of tunes he knew, to create new music. Thereby a deaf DJ becomes a renowned composer.
That Girl in Yellow Boots, 1h39
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality
Actors Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Ronit Roy, Rajat Kapoor, Makarand Deshpande, Gulshan Devaiah
Rating65% 3.2973353.2973353.2973353.2973353.297335
That Girl in Yellow Boots is a thriller tracing Ruth (Kalki Koechlin), a British woman who comes to Mumbai to search for her father – a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Without a work permit, desperation drives her to work at a massage parlour. Torn between several schisms, Mumbai becomes the alien but yet strangely familiar backdrop for Ruth's quest. She struggles to find her independence and space even as she is sucked deeper into the labyrinthine politics of the city's underbelly. She starts dating a drug addict Prashant (Prashant Prakash). A city that feeds on her misery, a love that eludes her and above all, a devastating truth that she must encounter. And everyone wants a piece of her. After numerous encounters with people, almost all of whom are depicted as needing to be serviced by her, she discovers that her father is one amongst her regular clients, who knew all along that she was his daughter. In what is possibly seen as a commentary on the cult of godmen in India, her father is shown as one such member of a religious cult, and views having sex with his daughter as an expression of his love. The film ends with Ruth hanging up her yellow boots, her quest having come to a shocking end.
Dev.D (2009)
, 2h24
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Sunil Grover, Gurkirtan Chauhan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Rating79% 3.998393.998393.998393.998393.99839
Paro Dev (Abhay Deol), the son of a rich businessman, is an insecure narcissist. He and Paro (Mahi Gill) are childhood sweethearts. Instead of acknowledging her affection and care, Dev nudges Paro over frivolous things. He is sent to London for higher studies when his father senses how spoilt his son is. While separated by distance, Paro and Dev's youthful love only blossoms more. After finishing his studies, Dev returns to Chandigarh and meets Paro. Their endeavor to make love makes for some dark comic moments. When Dev hears rumours about Paro, he immediately believes them and ditches her. The seeds of suspicion are sown here, which the couple are never able to weed out. What makes them fall apart is mutual suspicion and an essentially male vision of how a woman should conduct herself sexually. Paro turns her back on him when she hears him insult her and agrees to marry a man of her parents' choice. On her wedding day, Dev learns that the rumors were false but his ego doesn't let him accept his mistake, and he lets Paro marry someone else.
Gulaal (2009)
, 2h20
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Raj Singh Chaudhary, Kay Kay Menon, Deepak Dobriyal, Mahi Gill, Aditya Srivastava, Piyush Mishra
Roles Man in the Party
Rating80% 4.047144.047144.047144.047144.04714
In the fictional town of Rajpur, Dilip (Raj Singh Chaudhary), a law student who is a Rajput from Bikaner, and his faithful servant, Bhanwar (Mukesh Bhatt), secure housing in an old, run-down British-era pub. Here Dilip meets Rananjay Singh “Ransa” (Abhimanyu Singh), a prince who despises the ideologies of his father and the aristocracy. Ransa's straightforward and fearless personality has quite an effect on the mild-mannered Dilip. Shortly, Dilip visits the university hostel where he is ragged by a gang of university thugs, led by Jadwal (Pankaj Jha). They strip him and lock him in a room with Anuja (Jesse Randhawa), a young lecturer in the same university. Both Dilip and Anuja are released naked. Dilip's brother tells him to ignore the event and that things were the same in his days, effectively stating that the society as a whole hasn’t changed much since his time. But Ransa disagrees and tells Dilip that they should avenge this act. Initially, Dilip is reluctant but finally gives in and goes along with Ransa, after Ransa provokes him to give the thugs a taste of their own medicine. But the tables are turned and both Dilip and Ransa are beaten and are ragged and thrown out of the hostel. Ransa meets Dukey Bana (Kay Kay Menon), a local figure who is trying to gather support for the Rajputana separatist movement, who allows them to proceed with the plan to injure Jadwal. Ransa and Dilip ambush Jadwal, but the other thugs corner them in a cinema hall. Dukey Bana intervenes and rescues them. Dukey Bana then convinces Ransa to compete in the General Secretary Elections at the university. Running against Ransa is his father's out-of-wedlock daughter, Kiran (Ayesha Mohan).
Luck by Chance, 2h36
Directed by Zoya Akhtar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Farhan Akhtar, Alyy Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4987153.4987153.4987153.4987153.498715
Young actor Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar) arrives in Mumbai to make it as a Bollywood film star with the help of Abhimanyu (Arjun Mathur), an actor friend from his hometown, and their mutual friend Sameer, who works in a studio props department.
No Smoking
No Smoking (2007)
, 2h8
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu, Ranvir Shorey, Anurag Kashyap
Roles Man in Elevator (Uncredited Role)
Rating71% 3.598063.598063.598063.598063.59806
The story is about a man known only as 'K' (John Abraham), who is in his 30s and is a heavy chain-smoker. He is very confident in himself and very arrogant in nature. K is also revealed to have smoked spiked ganja (marijuana) and landed up in hospital due to it. His well-wishers have tried to make him quit but to no avail. Both his friends, Abbas Tyrewala (Ranvir Shorey) and the doctor who treats K's brother (played by Karan Makhija), offer to set up an appointment at a rehabilitation center called 'Prayogshaala' ('The Laboratory'), which they claim will rid K of his dreadful habit. K finally relents after his wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia) leaves him, unable to take the strain K's smoking places on their relationship.