Born in 1972, Anurag Kashyap is an Indian director, producer, screenwriter, and actor known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards. For his contribution to cinema, the Government of France made him a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2013, the year India was the featured country at the Festival de Cannes to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. Kashyap is the acclaimed director of Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Ugly (2013), Psycho Raman (2016), Dev.D (2009), and Black Friday (2007), and was one of the directors of Netflix’s first Indian show, Sacred Games (2018–2019). His most recent film, Kennedy (2023), had its premiere in the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes.