Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap

Indian film director Anurag Kashyap Biography

Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, writer, editor, and producer. He is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and letters) in 2013.


He is well-known for his works in the Indian Film Industry. He is also the co-founder of a film production company, Good Bad Films. On 21st September 2020, Bollywood actress Payal Gosh accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct which he strongly denies. 

In opposite to the sexual allegation, Anurag Kashyap’s former assistant Jaydeep Sarkar has shared an episode from years ago when they were casting actors for a project and a female actor tried to suggest sexual favors in exchange for work with Anurag. As of now, he has hired a lawyer to fight against the allegation.

Early Life and Family 

Anurag Kashyap was born on 10th September 1972 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His birth name is Anurag Singh Kashyap. His nationality is Indian while his ethnicity is Brahmin. Virgo is his zodiac sign. He is an Atheist.

Anurag was born to his father Sri Prakash Singh (a retired Chief Engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited) and to his anonymous mother.


He has got two younger siblings: a brother named Abhinav Kashyap and a sister named Anubhuti Kashyap.

He completed his school education from the Scindia School in Gwalior. For his higher studies, Kashyap went to Delhi and enrolled at the Hansraj College (University of Delhi) graduating in a zoology course in 1993.  

Personal Life and Wife 

Anurag is a married man but of divorced marital status. He has married two times till now. Kashyap was first married to film editor Aarti Bajaj in 1997, with whom he has a daughter named Aaliyah Kashyap. But their married life came to end after their divorce in 2009.

In 2011, He was married a second time to French-born Indian actress Kalki Koechlin, whom he first met during the making of Dev D, at her maternal home in Ooty.  However, the couple got separated after two years of married life and got divorced in 2015 at the Bandra family court in Mumbai.

Height and Weight 

The 48 years old film director is a fully grown-up man with average body build. He stands 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighs 84Kg. His body measures  42-36-15 Inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps).

Furthermore, He has black hair color and black color eye. He looks really smart in his short hair cut and short beard style. Overall he has a well-maintained healthy body.  

Net worth and Wealth

Being one of the renowned film directors and producers, Anurag has able to accumulate a huge fortune from the film industry.

Mainly, he makes money by working as a film director. He was paid a decent amount of cash for directing several notable movies including "The Lunchbox", "Shahid", "Dev D", "Gulaal" and others. As a co-founder of a film production company called "Good Bad Films", he is making a hefty amount of money at present.

As of 2020, the net worth of Anurag is estimated to be $110 million. Furthermore, he owns a luxurious mansion in Mumbai. He drives  Mahindra XUV500 SUV. His salary is approximate Rs. 8 crores per film. 

Facts About Anurag Kashyap

  • #1After writing a television serial, Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's crime drama "Satya" (1998).
  • #2Anurag made his directorial debut with Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues.
  • #3His brother, Abhinav is also a filmmaker, while his sister Anubhuti has been his assistant in most of his films.
  • #4While attending the University of Delhi, joined a street theatre group, Jana Natya Manch; and did many street plays.
  • #5After his high school graduation, he wanted to become a scientist.
  • #6Kashyap arrived in Mumbai in 1993 with INR 5,000 in his pocket.
  • #7His first play at Prithvi Theatre remained incomplete because the director died.
  • #8He got involved in drugs and alcohol during his college life.
  • #9His debut film “Black Friday” won the Grand Jury Prize at third Annual Indian Film Festival.
  • #10Anurag Kashyap is famous as “Poster Boy” of Bollywood.
  • #11His film Bombay Velvet highly flopped on the Box Office. This film had a loss of over 100 crores, and its budget was 125 crores.
  • #12His recent movies include "Ghost Stories" "Choked" which were released in 2020.
Anurag Kashyap
Quick Facts of Anurag Kashyap
Celebrated Name Anurag Kashyap
Age 48 years old
Nick Name Anurag Kashyap
Birth Name Anurag Kashyap
Birth Date 1972-09-10
Gender Male
Profession Director
Nationality Indian
Birthnation India
Place of Birth Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ethnicity Brahmin
Famous for for his works in the Indian Film Industry
Residence Mumbai, India
Religion Atheist
Horoscope Virgo
Father Sri Prakash Singh
Brother Abhinav Kashyap
Sister Anubhuti Kashyap
School Scindia School
University Hansraj College (University of Delhi)
Career Start 1997-present
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Aarti Bajaj ​ ​(m. 1997; div. 2009)​ Kalki Koechlin ​ ​(m. 2011; div. 2015)
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 84 Kg
Body Measurement 42-36-15 Inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps)
Body Build/Type Average
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Hair Style Short
Net Worth $110 million
Source of Wealth being film director, producer and writer
Salary Indian Rs.8 crore per film
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