Anurag Kashyap (Filmmaker) Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameAnurag Singh Kashyap Profession(s)Film director, Screenwriter, Producer and Actor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 11” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 84 kg in Pounds- 185 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches - Waist: 32 inches - Biceps: 14 inches Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Career DebutAs a Director: Paanch (Unreleased) As a Producer: Udaan (2010)
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Does Anurag Kashyap smoke?: Yes
Anurag Kashyap smokes
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Anurag Kashyap drinks alcohol
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”.
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.
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.
During his initial days in Mumbai, he spent months on street and benches.
His first job in Mumbai was at Prithvi Theatre, however, his first play was incomplete due to the director’s death.
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.
Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee
His directorial debut film “Paanch” hasn’t been released yet.
He founded his own film production company in 2009, “Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. (AKFPL).”
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 film, Gangs of Wasseypur was well received by the Indian audience. The film was screened at 2012 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, London Indian Film Festival, and Toronto Film Festival.
He has also acted in a few films like Shagird, Black Friday, Happy New Year, No Smoking, Bhoothnath Returns, Akira, etc.
He is known for guerrilla filmmaking technique in which the camera is hidden and actors are given chance to improvise.
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”.
A Canadian critic, Cameron Bailey has called him “one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers.”
He is a member of the board of the NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India.