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Abhinav Kashyap Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Biography & Facts

Abhinav Singh Kashyap is a well-known film writer & director from India. He mostly works in the Hindi cinema industry. Abhinav is best known for the movies Gabbar Singh and Dabbang. He is a younger brother of noted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

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Abhinav Kashyap Age

Filmmaker Abhinav Singh Kashyap was born on Friday, 6th September 1974 (age 45 years old; as of 2020). He belongs to the family of Obra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Abhinav Kashyap Bio-data
Real NameAbhinav Singh Kashyap
Known NameAbhinav Kashyap
ProfessionDirector, Screen Writer
Famous For1. Dabbang Director
2. Younger brother of Anurag Kashyap
Birth date6th September 1974 (Friday)
Age45 years (approx)
HobbiesReading, Writing
DebutScreen Writing: Jung (2000)
Director: Dabbang (2010)
Acting: Paanch (2003)
Net WorthNot Known
Political InterestNot Known
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 5' 8"
In centimetre: 172 cm
In meter: 1.72 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 60 Kg
In grams: 132 lbs
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignVirgo
Food HabitsNon-Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
FatherPrakash Singh
MotherName Not Known
SiblingsBrother: Anurag Kashyap (Filmmaker)
Sister: Anubhuti Kashyap
Born PlaceObra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolScindia School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
CollegeHansraj College, University of Delhi
Education QualificationGraduate
Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseChatura Rao
ChildrenDaughter: 2
Favorite Things & Assets
Favorite FoodIndian Food
Favorite BeverageCoffee
Favorite colorBlack
Favorite ActorIrrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Favorite DestinationIndia
Social Media Accounts
InstagramNot Known
FacebookNor Known
YouTubeNot Known

Also, read this, Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Abhinav Singh Kashyap (aka Abhinav Kashyap) is a very popular director and screenwriter of the Indian Cinema Industry. He was born into the family of Obra, Uttar Pradesh, India. He attended the Scindia School of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. Next, Abhinav did graduation in English Honors from Hansraj College, the University of Delhi in 1995. He was always excited to work in the acting industry and his passion led him to the Bollywood Industry.

Family, Caste & Religion

Abhinav Kashyap was born on 6th September 1974 into the family of Obra, Uttar Pradesh India. His father Prakash Singh was the Chief Engineer of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. Abhinav was raised by his parents along with two siblings.

Abhinav's father and brother
Abhinav’s father and brother

Abhinav has one elder brother Anurag Kashyap who is a well-known filmmaker of the Bollywood film industry. His brother Anurag Kashyap is best known for the movies Gangs Of Wasseypur, Sacred Games, Choked, and many more.

Abhinav Kashyap brother Anurag Kashyap
Abhinav’s brother Anurag Kashyap

His sister Anubhuti Kashyap works as an assistant for the Kashyap brother’s movies.

Abhinav Kashyap believes in Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. However, his elder brother Anurag Kashyap one shared about his religious view “I am an atheist. Cinema is the only religion i believe in.”

Girlfriend, Marriage & Children

Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap married to Chatura Rao in 1997. Abhinav’s wife Chatura Rao is a professional writer by profession. However, the couple separated their ways and got divorced in 2017. Abhinav has two daughters with Chatura Rao.

Body Appearance

Height (approx): 5′ 8″ Feet Inches

Weight (approx): 60 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black


Abhinav Kashyap did schooling from Gwalior and then graduated from the University of Delhi. He started his career in the filmmaking industry. According to online reports, before Bollywood films, he has worked for many television series.

In 1995, he directed a tv series titled “Darr” and then wrote a film Jung which released in 2000. Next, he featured as an actor in the film Paanch directed by his brother Anurag Kashyap which never released.

In 2004, Abhinav Kashyap worked as an assistant director in the film “Youth.” He also starred in the film as Trilok alongside actors Ajay Devgn, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, and others.

Following years, Abhinav wrote dialogues for films like Manorama Six Feet Under and 13B. He got huge fame with his film Dabangg as a director. The film has stars, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.

Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg
Abhinav’s Dabangg

He also wrote some hit films such as Osthi and Gabbar Singh. In 2013, Abhinav Singh directed a Ranbir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor starrer film Besharam.


After Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide in June 2020, many people and celebrities shared their messages on social media. Moreover, on 14th June 2020, filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap also released a statement on his Facebook.

The post is of more than 1000 words, he alleged Yashraj Films and entertainment agencies. He also accused Salman Khan and his family for sabotaging his career.

He stated that “the release of the film and got their PROs to run a sustained negative smear campaign against me and my film (Ranbir Kapoor starrer) Besharam before release….Over the next few years, all my projects and creative endeavors have been sabotaged and I have been repeatedly threatened with life and rape threats given to/for the female members of my family,”

Facts of Abhinav Kashyap

Does Abhinav smoke?: No

Does Abhinav drinks alcohol?: Not Known

His brother Anurag Kashyap is one of the noted filmmakers of India. He has produced some amazing content such as Choked, Manmarziyan, Gangs of Wasseypur, and many more.

He got divorce in 2017.

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