Anurag said in one of his interview that, he was only three when he used to watch Ramayana on television. Since then, he decided that he will have people to watch him on TV someday. So his family was not surprised when he went to Mumbai. Before that, when he passed the Class 12, he joined the Lucknow’s, Bhartendu Natya Akademi. He also joined a workshop in National School of Drama.