Anurag Singh (director)

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Anurag Singh
Born17 November 1978 (age 40)
Other namesRigga, Riggs, Anurag
OccupationFilm director
Known forFilm Director and Producer
Notable work
Jatt and Juliet Jatt and Juliet 2 Disco Singh Raqeeb Kesari Super Singh Punjab 1984 and many more

Anurag Singh is an Indian film director.[1][2] He is a Mumbai-based film director and writer known for Kesari which is the biggest blockbuster of 2019 in the Bollywood industry as well as for Punjab 1984, Jatt and Juliet Series and Yaar Annmulle. Jatt and Juliet series and Punjab 1984 are the top 3 highest grossers of Punjabi Cinema.[3] He has also directed a Bollywood film Raqeeb which didn't do well at the box office.In 2005,he was married to Madhurjeet Sarghi , a theatre artist and an actress who also belongs from Jalandhar. Anurag gets to interact a lot with kids especially his nephews and nieces who live in Jalandhar. Anurag is likely to produce Puaada and Shadaa in 2019. [4][5]

Early life[edit]

Singh comes from Jalandhar of Punjab, India. He left India to study media arts at Deakin University, Australia, before returning to work in the Punjabi film Industry and then in Bollywood.


Anurag Singh (third from left) during a special screening of Punjab 1984

Singh began working in Punjabi cinema, breaking out with the movie Jatt & Juliet in 2012.[6][7] In 2005, he was married to Madhurjeet Sarghi.[8] He assisted Bollywood director Raj Kanwar for several years before directing a Bollywood movie for his production house. The film "Raqeeb" starring Jimmy Shergill was commercially unsuccessful. Later Singh worked with Punjabi Arya Babbar for his first Punjabi language film Yaar Annmulle. Later he worked with actor Diljit Dosanjh in five films in Punjabi language. Five of the films he directed starring Diljit Dosanjh were commercially very successful.

Year Film Director Writer Notes
2007 Raqeeb Yes
2011 Yaar Annmulle Yes Punjabi
2012 Jatt & Juliet
2013 Jatt and Juliet 2 Yes
2014 Disco Singh
Punjab 1984
2017 Super Singh
2019 Kesari [9]




  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Yaar Annmulle
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Ek Noor
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Director - Yaar Annmulle
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2014 - Best Screenplay - Jatt & Juliet 2
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Story - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Screenplay - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Screenplay - Disco Singh
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Dialogues - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Director - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Director - Disco Singh


  1. ^ KBR, Upala (21 September 2015). "Irrfan Khan, Tabu pair up for the third time in Anurag Singh's next!". dna. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Service, Tribune News (2 May 2016). "In the direction of Bollywood". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ Mander, Harsh (30 May 2015). "Barefoot: Resisting erasure". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ India (28 November 2014). "New Age filmmakers bring hope to Punjabi cinema". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  5. ^ "'Me & My whole team are exempted from Challans for life' – Anurag Singh". Punjabi Mania. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  6. ^ Dharminder Kumar (30 May 2014). "Jatt, Juliet and jameen". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  7. ^ Jasmine Singh (30 March 2014). "Hit machine". The Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
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  9. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar 'proudly present' new film Kesari, based on Battle of Saragarhi". Retrieved 11 October 2017.