Anurag Kashyap made an early mark as a writer with the gritty, raw gangster film Satya (1998) directed by Ram Gopal Verma. In 1999 he wrote and directed a short film Last Train to Mahakali that won the Special Jury Award at the 8th Annual Screen Awards.

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 then. This was followed by the acclaimed Black Friday, based on the blasts that rocked Mumbai in 1993. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005), and was nominated for the Golden Leopard (Best Film) at the 57th 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 chiefly due to the film's fearless visual style, its experimental soundtrack, innovative narrative structure, and is considered to be amongst path-breaking films in Indian cinema.

He has served as a jury panelist at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. His films have made him a face representing the new wave of Indian Cinema at various prestigious platforms across the globe.

Kashyap’s slate of films include No Smoking (2007), Return of Hanuman (2007), Gulal (2009), That Girl In Yellow Boots (2011). He produced Udaan (2010) that was officially selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival, 2010. Thereafter, he produced Shaitan in 2011 and co-produced Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna in 2012.

This year, Gangs of Wasseypur (I & II) and his production Peddlers by debutant Vasan Bala were screened at the Director’s Fortnight and International Critic’s Week respectively, Cannes Film Festival. Peddlers was further nominated for the prestigious Camera D’or Awards.


 Year Title
 1999 Last Train To Mahakali (Short Film)
 Unreleased Paanch
 2004 Black Friday
 2007 No Smoking
 2007 Return of Hanuman
 2009 Dev.D
 2009 Gulaal
 2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots
 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur, Part I
 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur, Part II

 Year Title Director
 2010 Udaan Vikramaditya Motwane
 2011 That Girl In Yellow Boots Anurag Kashyap
 2011 Shaitan Bejoy Nambiar
 2011 Trishna
Michael Winterbottom
 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur, Part I Anurag Kashyap
 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur, Part II Anurag Kashyap
 Post - Production Aiyya Sachin Kundalkar
 Post - Production Michael Ribhu Dasgupta
 Post - Production Monsoon Shootout
Amit Kumar
 Post - Production Peddlers Vasan Bala