Anurag Kashyap is one of those Bollywood actors who have left an indelible mark from acting to directing, producing and screenwriting. If it hadn’t been for him, Bollywood wouldn’t have had great movies like Satya, Gangs of Wasseypur, Black Friday, Udta Punjab and Dev D. Anurag Kashyap was born on September 10, 1974 in Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh). Anurag studied at Green School in Dehradun and Scindia School in Gwalior.
Anurag Kashyap himself has told in one of his interviews granted to all state television that the children of the rich family used to study at the Scindia school. They all spoke English well, but Anurag did not know how to speak English at the time, so he began to stay away from those children. Although he liked to read books since he was little. But there came a time when Anurag Kashyap moved away from the world of books and began to live his world.
This period of Anurag Kashyap was during the university days. He was pursuing his Zoology degree from Hansraj College, Delhi. During this, Anurag Kashyap used to try to talk to the girls. But because he couldn’t speak English properly and didn’t have good clothes, he used to panic. Anurag Kashyap also said that he and his friends used to buy second-hand shoes to look good.
However, after a while, Anurag Kashyap left this world and joined the theater. In Delhi, Anurag partnered with a theater called Jan Natya Manch. He also did many street works under the banner of this organization. Vittorio De Sica’s movie Bicycle Thieves impressed Anurag at the Delhi International Film Festival. After this, he worked for different theaters in Delhi for a long time. After which Anurag Kashyap moved to Mumbai. When Anurag arrived in Mumbai, he had 5 to 6 lakhs in his pocket. He was very worried for the first 8-9 months in the city of Mumbai. During this, he also had to sleep on the street and also had to wander in search of work. Then, somewhere, he got a job at the Prithvi Theater. But his first play could not be completed to date because the director had passed away during that time.
The first film directed by Anurag was Paanch, however, it could not be released. It earned recognition for the film Black Friday in the year 2004. The 2009 film Dev D was well received by critics. This ready-to-use Anurag Kashyap has given the audience many hits like ‘Gulal’, Bombay Talkies, ‘Ugly’, ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ so far. Anurag married film editor Aarti Bajaj in 2003, after which they divorced after six years, that is, in 2009. The couple also have a daughter named Alia Kashyap. Director Anurag Kashyap met Kalki Koechlin during the filming of the movie ‘Dev D’ on Unit. Which eventually developed into love and marriage. Their relationship did not last long and they both divorced in 2015.