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Overview (1)

Born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Saurabh

Spouse (2)

Kalki Koechlin (30 April 2011 - 2015) ( divorced)
Aarti Bajaj (2003 - 2009) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (11)

Frequently casts the actor Kay Kay Menon who is a friend in personal life. (e.g. Paanch, Black Friday, Gulaal))
Frequently uses music composed by Amit Trivedi (e.g. Dev.D (2009), Aamir (2008) and in his tv miniseries 'Rajuben' in the show 'Specials @ 10' too)
Known for his extensive use of lighting and colour-effect filters to enhance mood or dramatic effects in his films.
Frequently collaborates with Raj Singh Chaudhary, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aarti Bajaj and Vishal Bhardwaj in his creative team for making his movies
Frequently casts the actor Aditya Srivastava in important roles for his films (Paanch, Black Friday, Gulaal)
Frequently his movies have themes of drug and alchohol abuse, excessive smoking, teenage angst, clinical depression, emotional abuse, extreme rage and frustration, arrogance, and above all self destruction. These qualities are found in his films due to their reflections in his personal life from time to time.
Most of his movies deal with very realistic scenarios and take excerpts from the scandals seen in newspapers in day to day life (eg the Joshi-Abhayankar Pune murder case reference in Paanch (2003), the 1993 Mumbai blasts in Black Friday (2004), the black BMW accident and MMS scandal in Dev.D (2009))
Frequent usage of snorricam and handheld camera
Portrayal of surrealistic scenes
Frequent portrayal of talented and ambitious characters spending their youth alienated from the society and getting wasted in the prime of their lives in sex, drugs and alcohol (Paanch, Gulaal, Dev.D)
Extensive use of L cut in transformations.

Trivia (1)

Appeared on Zee TV game show Saanp Seedhi (Maha) in 1994. He was a contestant with actor Arjun. The clip is on you tube. The show was hosted by actor Mohan Kapur.

Personal Quotes (2)

[June 2009 - When asked if he thinks that directors go too far to prove themselves different from others and go on to make the tale in a more complex way then it should and if he has been the victim of the same, given his movies being far too unconventional for his times] I just stay the way I am. To prove anything is not my thing.
[June 2009 - When asked which Hollywood movies he would remember for long time.] Taxi Driver (1976), Fight Club (1999), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Raging Bull (1980), Blood Simple (1984), Pulp Fiction (1994).

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