Anirban Bhattacharyya

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Anirban Bhattacharyya

Anirban Bhattacharyya is an Indian television producer, author, standup comedian, and actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 26 October at Kolkata. He studied in a boarding school in Kalimpong called Dr. Graham's Homes.[1] 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.

Television career[edit]

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 is also the Series Producer of the longest running crime show on Indian television Crime Patrol. 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[2] by Euphoria and the second was for Aasma's superhit song Chandu Ke Chacha.[3]


Anirban released his debut book entitled The Deadly Dozen: India's Most Notorious Serial Killers[4] which is published by Penguin India.[5] It went on to become a No.1 bestseller on Amazon India. The book was launched[6] 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.

Dec 2021 Anirban's second book was published by Petals Publishers and Distributors. A collection of modern poetry and photographs titled Mumblings & Musings. The book has received rave reviews from celebrities like actor Sushant Singh, actor and supermodel Dipannita Sharma, actor and author Jayant Kripalani, bestselling author Vish Dhamija and poet Dr. Santosh Bakaya.

Actor and voice actor[edit]

Anirban made his Bollywood debut in the Yashraj hit "Sui Dhaaga: Made in India"[7] (2018) starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, and directed by Sharat Katariya. He also appeared in Mission Mangal (2019).[8] He is also a voice performer and dubbing artist and has dubbed for the Indian (Hindi language) versions of Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar movies Cars 2 (2011) Planes (film) (2013) and The Wild (2006). In Cars 2 he dubbed for the main villain Professor Zündapp.

Standup comedy[edit]

Anirban was the winner of the first-ever open mic to be held at The Comedy Store in Mumbai in 2011. Since then he has toured all over the country with his solo show Don't Mess With The Bong.[9]


  1. ^ "Dr. Graham's Homes".
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  4. ^ The Deadly Dozen: India's Most Notorious Serial Killers. ASIN 0143445723.
  5. ^ "Penguin India".
  6. ^ "The Book Launch".
  7. ^ "Sui Dhaaga: Made in India". 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Mission Mangal". 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Anirban's Standup Comedy channel".

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