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Anirban Bhattacharyya is the Creator, Writer and Producer of the hit true crime TV series Savdhaan India. He is also the Producer of Crime Patrol and Fear Files.

He has been head of content at Channel [v] India and The Walt Disney Company India. He has been in the media and television for 25 years.

In 2019 Anirban’s true crime book The Deadly Dozen: India's Most Notorious Serial Killers published by Penguin India was launched by film-director Anurag Kashyap. The book has been endorsed by actors John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana, and director Kiran Rao. The Bestselling book is back in the news as the Allahabad court has acquitted Pandher & Koli in the Nithari case - and raised the same questions that Anirban had done in 2019 where he too had said they were innocent.

His true crime follow up India's Money Heist: The Chelembra Bank Robbery, was published by Penguin India and endorsed by S. Hussain Zaidi. The book is about the Chelembra Bank Robbery, one of the biggest heists in the country where 80 kgs of gold was stolen. He has written the book with IG P. Vijayan Kerala IPS. It was launched by actor Mohanlal. The book is being adapted into a movie.

His latest book is a memoir The Hills Are Burning published by Fingerprint. It is the true bittersweet story of three teenage friends growing up in a boarding school in Kalimpong set against the genesis and the subsequent violence of the Gorkhaland Revolution in 1986. Anirban has also written a kids book The Adventurous 6: The Sinister Summer Holiday published by OM, and a book of poems and photographs called Mumblings and Musings which has been praised by superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.

He is a standup comedian, motivational speaker and actor having acted in movies and series like Sui Dhaaga, Mission Mangal, The Broken News, Opium and Vijay 69, and Adaalat. Anirban writes a bi-lingual true crime column for the Matrubhumi and an opinion column for The New Indian Express and occasionally for The Shillong Times. He has three books scheduled for 2024.

Anirban Bhattacharyya

Making Storytelling and Filmmaking for Everyone: Going Beyond the Mainstream | OCLF 2023

On 25th Nov 2023 2.00 p.m. - 2.40 p.m.

One life. Many Dreams With Anirban Bhattacharya | OCLF 2023

On 26th Nov 2023 11.00 p.m. - 11.40 p.m.

Literary Adaptations Across Platforms: Expanding the Boundaries of Storytelling | OCLF 5th Edition

On 26th 04.00 PM TO 04:40 PM