Anurag Basu is known as Indian producer, director and screen writer. He was born into an upper-middle-class Bengali Kayastha family in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh on eight may 1974. His father Subrato Bose and mom Deepshikha Bose were award-winning theatrical artists. Anurag Basu grew up watching their parent perform in his father’s theatre company Abhiyaan. He studied BSP Senior Secondary School, Sector -4, Bhilai Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd; he was also enrolled in Jabalpur Engineering College but quitted after some time. He graduated from the University of Mumbai obtaining BSC degree in physics.
Anurag Basu began his television career as an assistant director on Tara, directing about 70 episodes; it became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. Basu has directed many television episodes and in 2000 he received a RAPA Award for Best Director Award from the Radio and TV Advertisers Practitioners Association. His most successful works on television are Koshish:Ek Aashaa in 2000 and some pilot episodes of Indian television shows including Kyun ki saans bhi kabhi bahu thi, Kahani ghar ghar ki, Kasouti zindagi ki in 2001 and 2002. Anurag Basu debuted as a film director with the slasher film Kucch to Hai, starring Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol and Anita Hassanandani. He left the film midway and it was replaced by Anil V. Kumar. Then he joined Mahesh Bhatt’s production company, Vishesh Films and signed for his next three films saaya, murder and gangster.
Basu’s 2004 film murder contained adultery and unusual sex scenes,for Indian cinema. However it was well received by the critics the performances of Mallika Sherawat, Emraan Hashmi and Ashmit Patel was appreciated. His next release in 2004 gangster was a moderate success and the soundtrack album of the film was a big hit. Anurag basu released life in a metro in 2007 and won Filmfare Best Screenplay Award. His released Kites, starring Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut in 2010. Anurag basu released his hit film In 2012 titled Barfi!, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz. It was India’s entry for the Academy awards. This film was selected for the Taipei and Morocco film festivals. It was critically admired but criticized too accusing of plagiarizing several Hollywood films. Barfi was a box-office hit and was the third-highest-grossing film of that year. Basu’s thriller film Jagga Jasoos shot in capetown was planned to release in 2014 but for conflicting commitments by the lead actors it was released in 2015. The film was released by Basu and Ranbir Kapoor’s new production company (Picture Shuru Entertainment) in association with Disney Studios.
Anurag Basu was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004 and for the reason his movie Tumsa Nahin Dekhan (2004) was later completed by Mohit Suri and Mahesh Bhatt. Basu is married to Tani Basu and the couple has two daughters, Ishana and Ahana .
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