Anurag Basu is a jack of all trade Indian film/television director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. Initially starting his career in television in 1993 making his name common in the Indian household. Basu moved to directing films for the big screen in 2002-2003 and has various hits under his belt since.
Born in an upper-middle class family in Bhilai to award winning theatre artists, Deepshikha Basu and Subrato Basu, Anurag had the passion for theatre in his blood. He initially wanted a career in engineering and was admitted to Jabalpur Engineering College. but dropped out after some time. He went on to complete his BSc degree in Physics from University of Mumbai. During his years in university his passion for cinema drove him to work and assist in numerous level in the television and film industry.
In his mid-twenties Basu began his career on the set of popular show Tara working as an assistant director. He went on to direct various serials such as X-Zone and
both of which are thrillers. Basu was set to make his directorial film debut with Kucch To Hai but left half way through the production and was replaced. He then worked with Mahesh Butt’s production company and directed Saaya and Murder. He directed the critically acclaimed, Barfi starring
. The film received 13 nominations at the 58th Flimfare Awards and took home 7 including Best Film. He is set to release Jagga Jasoos later in the year which is a romance-comedy starring
and Ranbir Kapoor.