Abhinav is an actor, director and screenwriter. He started out as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam on the film 'Yuva'. He then wrote the dialogues for 'Manorama Six Feet Under' and '13 B'. His directorial debut 'Dabangg', starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, was the biggest hit of 2010. He is the younger brother of director and screen writer Anurag Kashyap.