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Abhinav Singh Kashyap is an Indian film director and screenwriter.

Abhinav Kashyap
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Abhinav Kashyap pictured in 2010
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Chatura Rao (1997 - 2017)
RelativesAnurag Kashyap (brother)
Anubhuti Kashyap (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Abhinav Kashyap was born in Obra, Uttar Pradesh[1] where his father, worked for the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation.[2] He is an alumnus of The Scindia School, Gwalior and completed his graduation in English Hons from Hansraj College, University of Delhi in 1995. He is the younger brother of director Anurag Kashyap and Anubhuti Kashyap.[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

Abhinav Kashyap is married to the writer Chatura Rao and lives in Mumbai with his two daughters.


Before entering the film industry, he worked in several Indian television serials.

In 2000, he was involved in writing the script of the film Jung. He worked as an assistant to film maker Mani Ratnam for the film Yuva (2004). He also wrote dialogue for the films Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) and 13B (2009). He made his debut as a director in the 2010 action film Dabangg, which he also co-wrote, along with Dilip Shukla. Bollywood actor Salman Khan and debutant actress Sonakshi Sinha played the lead roles in the film. Dabangg was released on 10 September 2010. His second film Besharam was released on 2 October 2013. It was a critical and commercial failure.


Film Year Director Writer Actor Role Notes
Jung 2000 Yes
Paanch 2003 Yes Police Salam Unreleased
Yuva 2004 Yes Trilok
Manorama Six Feet Under 2007 Yes Dialogues
13B 2009 Yes Dialogues
Dabangg 2010 Yes Yes
Osthi 2011 Yes
Gabbar Singh 2012 Yes
Besharam 2013 Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Directing Salman was harder than directing Ranbir: Abhinav Kashyap". The Times of India. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ Parul Khanna (5 July 2013). "Anurag Kashyap, the Godfather". Hindustan Times, Brunch. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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  4. ^ ""Now Anurag will be called Abhinav Kashyap's brother" - Abhinav Kashyap". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.

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