Anurag Kashyap is a forerunner in the new league of Indian film-makers, giving Indian moviegoers a great alternative to commercial cinema, with movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘No Smoking’ and ‘Dev D’, among a host of other notable titles.
Mr. Kashyap is touted as one of the most financially successful, visionary film-makers in the country, having expanded his craft to TV shows as well with the commercial and critical success of ‘Sacred Games’, the hit web-series on Netflix.
Anurag Kashyap Net Worth 2020
His work has helped escalate his net-worth to a cool $115 million. Kashyap is also a revered screenplay writer, movie editor, and producer with many commercial and critical successes adding feathers to his cap. His commercial success allowed him to co-own the production house ‘Phantom Films’, and later on ‘Good Bad Films’.
Anurag Kashyap Biography
|Full Name||Anurag Kashyap|
|Birth Date||10th September 1972|
|Place of Birth||Gorakhpur, India|
|Current Residence||Gorakhpur, India|
|Age (as of 2020)||47 Years|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Wife||Aarti Bajaj, Kalki Koechlin|
Anurag Kashyap did his schooling from The Scindia School, a boarding school in Gwalior. Later, after the completion of his schooling, he shifted to Delhi and enrolled at the Hansraj College to pursue Zoology.
An avid film-lover since his school days, Anurag Kashyap first joined the theatre group, ‘Jana Natya Manch’. However, his greatest learning experience was served by the Film Festival of India, where he was introduced to world cinema.
Anurag Kashyap’s career spans a respectable body of work, with numerous critically acclaimed directorial features on the list, such as ‘Dev.D’, ‘Black Friday’, Gangs of Wasseypur’ and more recently web-series shows such as ‘Sacred Games’, ‘Ghost Stories’, and ’Lust Stories’.
He has also bagged numerous awards for these efforts. His enviably respectable film-work has helped him popularize numerous actors such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chaddha, and Radhika Apte, among others.
Anurag Kashyap won the Screen Award for Best Screenplay, for the movie ‘Satya’ in 1999. He won the Special Jury Award for his short film, ‘Last Train to Mahakali’. The aforementioned directorial feature for ‘Black Friday’, also won the film a Grand Jury Prize; it was also nominated for a Golden Leopard Award at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival.
Kashyap again bagged the Best Screenplay Award for the movie ‘Udaan’ in 2011.
2011 opened a flood-gate of awards for him, as he bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue at the 58th Filmfare Awards and the Critics Award Best Movie award for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.
The movie was also lauded by gangster crime drama stalwart, Martin Scorsese. He also won the Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the French Government for this movie.
Anurag Kashyap hails from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was born on the 10th of September, 1972. His father, Prakash Singh, was a Deputy Manager at the Obra Thermal Power Station, in Varanasi. Anurag also has a brother, Abhinav Kashyap, who also happens to be a film-maker.
Anurag Kashyap got married to his first wife Aarti Bajaj, with whom he has a daughter. After his divorce from her in 2009, he dated actress Kalki Koechlin, whom he married shortly after. Kashyap, an atheist by religious views, has immersed himself in work since his divorce from Koechlin in 2013.