Chetan Bhagat was born on 22 April 1974 in New Delhi, India.
He is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language comedy-drama novels about young urban middle-class Indians.
His father was an army officer and his mother was a government employee in the agricultural department. His younger brother, Ketan Bhagat, is also a novelist.
He completed his school years at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi.
He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995 and his MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1997.
Bhagat recounted in an interview with Newslaundry that he applied after his studies to the investment banking company Goldman Sachs, where he was finally selected after 27 internal interviews. Bhagat worked for Goldman Sachs in their Hong Kong office as an investment banker for nearly a decade.
Wrote Five Point Someone while in Hong Kong. When he got fired, he then had to move to Mumbai to focus full-time on his writing career.
He has been married to Anusha Suryanarayanan since 1998. She hails from Tamil Nadu and was his classmate at IIM Ahmedabad. He has two kids named Shyam and Ishaan.
Novels he has written till now:
Last year his another book named One Indian Girl was published.
The non fiction book Chetan wrote-
Career other than book writing-
He debuted as a screenplay writer with the 2014 film Kick.
Bhagat has columns in The Times of India and Hindustan Times.
Time magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Apart from writing,Chetan has worked on TV as well as scripted several Bollywood moives.He was a judge on the Voice of India Star Anchor Hunt. Chetan Bhagat also hosts 7 RCR on ABP news, which began airing 11 January 2014. The show features a series of biographies of India’s prime ministerial candidates.
Bhagat has recived wide recongnition across the multilingual and diverse Indian society, Such recognition is unprecedented for a an English language writer. Bhagat was interviewed on Comedy Nights with Kapil.
A movie based on his novel ‘Half girlfriend’ with the same title, is going to get released on 19th May 2017.
Among his other activities, Bhagat is known for delivering speeches on programmes organised by corporations, educational institutes, newspapers and media houses like Dainik Bhaskar, The Times of India and at other conferences apart from writing columns for the above.
He was the judge of the dance reality show Nach Baliye.
He was featured in Forbes India magazine as one of the top celebrities of India in 2016. He was listed 40th out of 100.
Awards and Achievements
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