Anurag Pathak is an Indian writer. In 2023, he became popularly known after the film 12th Fail for being an honest and supportive friend to Manoj Sharma, an IPS officer. His character is named Pritam Pandey and is depicted by Anant Joshi in the film ’12th Fail.’
Anurag Pathak was born on Thursday, 5 August 1976 (age 47 years; as of 2023) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Leo. He pursued an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi Literature at Maharani Laxmibai Arts and Commerce College, Gwalior. He resides in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Anurag Pathak is married. The couple has two children.
On 1 January 2016, Anurag Pathak published his first Hindi-language book titled ‘What’s App Par Kranti,’ which is a compilation of short stories talking about the impact of social media in today’s modern world. In 2019, he published the Hindi-language book titled 12th Fail, which is a biography of an IPS officer, Manoj Sharma, who is also one of his close friends.
In September 2022, he published the book ‘Adhoore Panne, Ek Soch,’ which is a compilation of various poems and songs. In October 2023, the second part of the book ‘Adhoore Panne, Ek Soch’ was released.
- Anurag Pathak was a fellow UPSC aspirant of Manoj Sharma. He introduced Manoj Sharma to the world of UPSC and encouraged him to become an IPS officer.
- In 2023, his book ’12th Fail’ was developed into a Hindi-language film starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, which soon became a hit.
- His character in the film 12th Fail was named Pritam Pandey and was portrayed by Anant Joshi. In an interview, Manoj Sharma while talking about his bond with Anurag Pathak, said,
Anurag is one such friend who has been there and supported me in life like no one else could ever. He is the definition of the word friendship. He was the one getting money from home. I had nothing on me. But he would give me his wallet and then ask me for Rs 8 of his own money to buy Chow Mein.”