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Anurag Singh (born 17 November 1976) is an Indian film director.[1][2] He is a Mumbai-based film director and writer known for Kesari which is the biggest blockbuster of 2019 in the Bollywood industry as well as for Punjab 1984, Jatt and Juliet Series and Yaar Annmulle. Jatt and Juliet series and Punjab 1984 are the top 3 highest grossers of Punjabi Cinema.[3] He has also directed a Bollywood film Raqeeb which didn't do well at the box office. In 2005, he was married to his childhood sweetheart Madhurjeet Sarghi, a theatre artist and an actress who also hails from Jalandhar. In 2016 Anurag and Sarghi were blessed with a baby boy named Shivaye Anurag Singh. Anurag has an elder brother named Armaan Singh who is a well known chief engineer in California, United States. Anurag gets to interact a lot with kids especially his nephews and nieces who live in Jalandhar. Anurag is likely to produce Shadaa which is releasing on 21 June 2019 and Puaada in 2020.[4][5]

Anurag Singh
Born
Anurag Singh Thind

(1976-11-17) 17 November 1976 (age 42)
NationalityIndian
Other namesRigga, Riggs, Anurag
Occupationfilm director
Known forfilm director and producer
Notable work

Early lifeEdit

Singh comes from Jalandhar of Punjab, India. Singh is ICSE class 10 all India topper. He is a medical student and cracked all the records in PMT exam as well topped class 12. Following his passion, he left India to study media arts at Deakin University, Australia, before returning to work in the Pollywood and then in Bollywood. Singh's mother, Baljit Kaur, is a retired dean of Punjab Technical University and a Punjabi writer. His father, Charan Singh Thind, after working in some universities opened his own college in Kapurthala. He even has an elder brother Armaan Singh who is a well known Chief Engineer in California United States. On February 27, 2005 he married his childhood sweetheart Madhurjeet Sarghi. On 20 October 2016 Singh and Sarghi were blessed with a baby boy named Shivaye Anurag Singh.

CareerEdit

 
Anurag Singh (third from left) during a special screening of Punjab 1984

Singh began working in Punjabi cinema, breaking out with the movie Jatt & Juliet in 2012.[6][7] In 2005, he was married to Madhurjeet Sarghi.[8] He assisted Bollywood director Raj Kanwar for several years before directing a Bollywood movie for his production house. The film Raqeeb starring Jimmy Shergill was commercially unsuccessful. Later Singh worked with Punjabi Arya Babbar for his first Punjabi language film Yaar Annmulle. Later he worked with actor Diljit Dosanjh in five films in Punjabi language. Five of the films he directed starring Diljit Dosanjh were commercially very successful.

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Story Screenplay Dialogues Notes
2007 Raqeeb Yes
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Yes
2011 Yaar Annmulle Yes Yes Yes Yes
2012 Jatt & Juliet Yes
2013 Jatt and Juliet 2 Yes Yes Yes
2014 Disco Singh Yes Yes Yes Yes
2014 Punjab 1984 Yes Yes Yes Yes
2017 Super Singh Yes Yes Yes Yes
2019 Kesari Yes Yes Yes Yes [9]
2020 Singh & Kaur Yes

AwardsEdit

WonEdit

NominatedEdit

  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Yaar Annmulle
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Ek Noor
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Director - Yaar Annmulle
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2014 - Best Screenplay - Jatt & Juliet 2
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Story - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Screenplay - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Screenplay - Disco Singh
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Dialogues - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Director - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Director - Disco Singh

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KBR, Upala (21 September 2015). "Irrfan Khan, Tabu pair up for the third time in Anurag Singh's next!". dna. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Service, Tribune News (2 May 2016). "In the direction of Bollywood". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ Mander, Harsh (30 May 2015). "Barefoot: Resisting erasure". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ India (28 November 2014). "New Age filmmakers bring hope to Punjabi cinema". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  5. ^ "'Me & My whole team are exempted from Challans for life' – Anurag Singh". Punjabi Mania. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  6. ^ Dharminder Kumar (30 May 2014). "Jatt, Juliet and jameen". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  7. ^ Jasmine Singh (30 March 2014). "Hit machine". The Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  8. ^ https://www.news18.com/news/movies/nandita-das-is-the-most-sorted-woman-i-have-ever-met-says-manto-actor-madhurjeet-sarghi-1771563.html
  9. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar 'proudly present' new film Kesari, based on Battle of Saragarhi". Retrieved 11 October 2017.