Anurag Kashyap is the king of Parallel Indian cinema. He is a director, writer, producer and actor. The hallmark of his movie is great screenplay, breakthrough performance and crackling dialogues.
Born on September 10, 1972, Kashyap directed movies such as ‘Black Friday’, ‘Dev D’ and ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. He gave opportunity to many stars like Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Richa Chadda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Most of his movies are realistic and experimental.
Anurag Kashyap : Early Life and Personal Life
Anurag Kashyap was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. His younger brother, Abhinav Kashyap is a film director. He completed his schooling from Green School, Dehradhun. Next, he attended Hans Raj College to pursue higher studies in science.
The talented filmmaker Kashyap is 6 feet tall. He is a healthy person with a weight of 84 kg. He is a Virgo by horoscope and Atheist by religious belief. Besides filmmaking, he loves swimming.
In 2003, Kashyap got engaged to Aarti Bajaj. The couple announced their separation in 2009. Next, he fell for actress, Kalki Koechlin. They tied the knot in the year of 2011. After four years of marriage, they moved separate ways. Now, Kashyap is the father of one daughter named Aaliya Kashyap, from first marriage.
Anurag Kashyap : Career
At first, he worked in theatre. The turning point in his career came, when he got a chance to co-write the story for Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya’. He made his directorial debut with ‘Paanch’. Although, the movie never got a theatrical release, it went viral in social media and developed a cult status among moviegoers.
He continued his career with realistic movies such as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘No Smoking’. He tasted his first commercial success with ‘Dev D’. The movie was a modern adaptation of Devdas and garnered much appreciation. It established Kashyap in the mainstream Indian cinema.
Caption: Abhay Deol and Mahi Gill in ‘Dev D’
Kashyap stature as a director increased with the 2012 movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. The movie was a commercial and critical success. People started to acknowledge and appreciate his directing genius. Further, he came up with ‘Bombay Talkies’ and ‘Ugly’.
His next project, ‘Bombay Velvet’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, was a big commercial and critical flop. His latest flick was ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’. Along-with directing and producing films, he writes dialogue and screenplay for movies.
Besides filmmaking, Kashyap proved his worth in acting also. He worked in many movies such as ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Bhoothnath returns’ and ‘Akira’.
Anurag Kashyap : Awards
Kashyap is one of the celebrated names in different film festivals. He received much credit for his directing style and developed a cult status among movie lovers.
In 2013, he received the Order des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government. He served as jury member at many film festivals. Also, he won Filmfare Award, Screen Award and Zee Cine Award.
Anurag Kashyap : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Kashyap has an estimated net worth of $110 Million. He made his income from his movies and owns a production home, Phantom Films. He has endorsed brands such as Cadbury and Netflix.
Kashyap resides in a beautiful home located in a suburb of Mumbai. He owns a lavish Mahindra XUV car. He is a huge fan of classic movies such as ‘Bicycle Thives’, ‘Pyasa’ and ‘Bandit Queen’. Cheese, fish and chocolates are his favorite foods.