The outsider who made it big in Bollywood , Anurag Kashyap has made a name in Indian cinema giving us great hits like “Dev D” , “Gangs of Wasseypur” and the new Netfix series “Sacred Games”and is applauded for his method of presentation. Here are seven interesting facts which you may not know about the “Poster Boy” of Bollywood.
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1 Boy from Benaras
Anurag Singh Kashyap is from Benares, Uttar Pradesh. He had an interest in movies from very young age. He watched a lot of movies in his college life. He also got involved in drugs and alcohol, an experience that has it's influence on his characters
2 Early life
He did his schooling from Scindia School in Gwalior and completed his graduation from Delhi University.
3 Writer to Ram Gopal Verma
This director from Benares came to Mumbai to pursue his career in Film Industry. He did a lot of struggle and got first chance to write the screenplay in Ram Gopal Verma’s Satya. Satya was a hit. He got famous for this movie and later got privilege to write many films screenplays and dialogues.
4 Black Friday
Although he got his main recognition throughout the nation because of "Gangs of Wasseypur" series , his first ebut as a director was "Black Friday" which did win accolades among those seeking quality movies in Bollywood.His debut film “Black Friday” won the Grand Jury Prize at third Annual Indian Film Festival.
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6 Other works
Other than “Gangs of Wasseypur” and “Black Friday” he also directed No Smoking, Gulaal, That Girl in the Yellow Boots, Ugly, Bombay Velvet and Raman Raghav 2.0. Nawazuddun Siddique played the lead role in the movie “Raman Raghav 2.0.” He also makes some cameo appearances in his films. He has also directed one of the four parts from Bombay Talkies.
7 Sacred Games
As he is one of the directors from Bollywood who does something extraordinary in his movies. He was offered to direct the first season of Sacred Games the web series adaption of the book of the same name by author Vikram Chanda.