Abhinav Singh Kashyap is an actor, director, and screenwriter. He came into being as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam on the film ' Yuva'. He then wrote the dialogues for ' Manorama Six Feet Under' and ' 13 B'. The first thing that strikes regarding Abhinav is his similar looks to his brother Anurag. And he says that they’re just about like one another too.

Abhinav Kashyap, being the director Anurag Kashyap’s brother comes with its set of benefits and downsides, the latter being a lot of apparent in this case. “People are invariably comparing us and also the movies we direct. To be freed from any comparisons, I deliberately chose to begin my career with a mainstream movie so that I may get a better visibility,” he says.

Before getting into the film industry he worked in Indian TV serials. In 2000 he wrote a script of the film ‘ Jung.’ His directorial debut ' Dabangg', leading Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, was the major blockbuster hit of 2010 that he conjointly co-wrote, together with Dilip Shukla. Dabangg released on 10 September 2010 and met with success, receiving an incomparable blockbuster standing. Hailing from the Obra village of the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Abhinav was born on 6 September, 1974.

He did his schooling from The Scindia School of Gwalior and pursued a bachelor’s degree in English from the Hansraj college of Delhi. Talking about his personal life, his better half, Chatura Rao is a writer and the couple resides in Mumbai along with their two daughters. Abhinav has given a lot of hit movies on box office, like : Dabangg (2010 – as a Director), Jung (2000- as a Writer), Osthi (2011- as a Writer), Gabbar Singh (2012- as a writer –Telugu movie),Yuva (2004- as an Actor), Paanch (2003 – as an Actor), Besharam (2013 – as a Director and Writer).

He won several laurels and accolades in 2010 for his blockbuster hit “Dabangg” namely- The National Film Award, Stardust Award, Zee Cine Award, IIFA Award, Apsara Award, etc in various categories.