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He was born on 26th October in Kolkata. He studied in a boarding school in Kalimpong called Dr. Graham's Homes He then did his Bachelor of Arts in English literature from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. He acquired his Master's Degree in Mass Communication from the A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi
He began his career in television by working in TV18. He worked in the music channel of Star India called Channel V where he was the Executive Producer and the Head of Content. He worked on various shows, including co-editing and Associate Directing the 2nd season of the Indian version of Popstars. He was the Head of Non-Fiction Content at The Walt Disney Company where he directed the popular flagship show Studio Disney. He partnered in a Production House called RowdyRascal and began to produce content for Indian Television channels. He co-created and produces one of India's most popular crime shows on television called Savdhaan India on Life OK which has subsequently been branded as Star Bharat. He co-created and produced Ishq Kills which aired on Star Plus. He has also written and produced the third season of Fear_Files:_Darr_Ki_Sacchi_Tasvirein His company also produced the Indian adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning reality show MTV True Life for MTV India. Anirban also directed two music videos. The first was for the song Rok Sako To Rok Lo by Euphoria_(Indian band) and the second was for Aasma's superhit song Chandu Ke Chacha
Anirban released his debut book entitled The Deadly Dozen: India's Most Notorious Serial Killers which is published by Penguin India. It went on to become a No.1 bestseller on Amazon India. The book was launched by film-director Anurag Kashyap. The book has been endorsed by actors John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ronit Roy and film directors Kiran Rao, Shashanka Ghosh, and writer Jayant Kripalani. The book is a true-crime non-fiction account about 12 of the deadliest serial killers of India.
Anirban made his Bollywood debut in the Yashraj hit "Sui Dhaaga: Made in India" (2018) starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, and directed by Sharat Katariya. He also appeared in Mission Mangal (2019) He is also a voice performer and dubbing artist and has dubbed in Hindi for the Indian versions of Walt Disney Pictures movies Cars 2 (2011) and The Wild (2006). In Cars 2 he dubbed for the main villain Professor Zündapp
- "Anirban Bhattacharyya". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
- "Dr. Graham's Homes".
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- "The Deadly Dozen: India's Most Notorious Serial Killers".
- "Penguin India".
- "The Book Launch".
- "Sui Dhaaga: Made in India".
- "Mission Mangal".
- "Anirban's Standup Comedy channel".