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Anurag Kashyap
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Anurag Kashyap

    Biography

    Kashyap made his directorial debut with Paanch (2000), a film that has not been released till date due to the objections of the Indian Censor Board. This was followed by the acclaimed Black Friday, based on Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005), and selected in Locarno International Film Festival (2004).

    In 2009 he wrote and directed Dev.D, a modern day interpretation on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic Bengali novel Devdas. Dev.D received widespread acclaim.
    After  Gulal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011), or Gangs of Wasseypur (I & II) screened at Director’s fortnight in 2012, Kashyap has a record of five films this year in Cannes either as a director or a producer, Ugly at Director’s fortnight, Monsoon shootout by Amit Kumar, Bombay talkies (2013) directed by four Indian filmmakers, The Lunchbox (2013) by Ritesh Batra and Ari Folman’s The Congress.

    He served as a Jury member at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. Also, served as a Jury member at the 2013 Sundance film festival. His films have made him a face representing the new wave of Indian Cinema at various prestigious platforms across the globe.
     

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