Anurag Singh (director)

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Anurag Singh
Celebrities at Punjab 1984 screening event.jpg
Anurag Singh (third from left) during a special screening of Punjab 1984
Born
Anurag Singh Thind[citation needed]

(1976-11-17) 17 November 1976 (age 43)
NationalityIndian
Other namesRigga, Anurag
Occupationfilm director
Known forfilm director and producer
Notable work

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. Anurag has assisted many blockbusters of Bollywood cinema. In 2005, he was married to his childhood sweetheart Madhurjeet Sarghi, a theatre artist and an actress who also hails from Jalandhar. In 2016 Anurag and Sarghi were blessed with a baby boy named Shivaye Anurag Singh. Anurag has an elder brother named Armaan Singh who is a well known chief engineer in California, United States. Anurag gets to interact a lot with kids especially his nephews and nieces who live in Jalandhar. Anurag made his production debut by producing Super Singh which broke many records, under his production company named as Brat Films. He has also produced Shadaa which broke so many records. He is likely to produce Puaada releasing in 2020. [4][5]


Early life[edit]

Anurag Singh was born on 17 November to Dr Charan Singh Thind and Dr Baljit Kaur. Singh was very brilliant in studies. This medical student went to Australia in search of his passion for movies. He was Class 12 CISCE topper with PMT Rank 1. In that year he broke several records. He grew up in Jalandhar and is currently living in Mumbai, Maharashtra at Lokhandwala Complex .

Career[edit]

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 the Punjabi language. Six of the films he directed starring Diljit Dosanjh were commercially very successful. He has been an assistant director and writer in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Jurm and many more blockbusters of Bollywood.[citation needed]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Story Screenplay Dialogues Producer Notes
2007 Raqeeb Yes
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Yes
2011 Yaar Annmulle Yes Yes Yes Yes
2012 Jatt & Juliet Yes
2013 Jatt and Juliet 2 Yes Yes Yes
2014 Disco Singh Yes Yes Yes Yes
2014 Punjab 1984 Yes Yes Yes Yes
2017 Super Singh Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2019 Kesari Yes Yes Yes Yes [9]
2019 Shadaa Yes

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

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

2014 - Best Director - Jatt and Juliet 2

  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - (Critics Choice) Best Director - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Director - Punjab 1984
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Dialogues - Disco Singh
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2015 - Best Screenplay - Disco Singh

Nominated[edit]

  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Yaar Annmulle
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012 - Best Screenplay & Dialogues - Ek Noor
  • PTC Punjabi Film Awards
  • 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

References[edit]

  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". tribuneindia.com. 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.
  8. ^ https://www.news18.com/news/movies/nandita-das-is-the-most-sorted-woman-i-have-ever-met-says-manto-actor-madhurjeet-sarghi-1771563.html
  9. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar 'proudly present' new film Kesari, based on Battle of Saragarhi". Retrieved 11 October 2017.