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Chetan Bhagat (Author)

Chetan Bhagat, one of the very known and intellectual author of India is been an influencer to many. His name signifies 'spirit full of consciousness.' His writings provide sense of pleasure as well as anxiety to read more and more of it. He expresses his views and thoughts through his novels that is basically based on youth and the society. Moreover, he is interested in reading, playing piano, travelling places etc. He is a person with pleasant character and mind. 

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Residence and Birth - He is an Indian author was born on 22 April 1974. He is a resident of New Delhi, India. His father was an army officer and his mother was a government employee in the agricultural department. His brother, Ketan is an anchor and a novelist.

His known works - He is known as a author, columnist, motivational speaker and screen writer. He writes columns of youth, career development and current affairs for Times Of India and Dainik Bhaskar.

Education - He completed his high school in Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi. He has done his under graduation in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1995. His MBA degree was done from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1997. He has applied for investment banking company, Goldman Sachs. He was selected after 27 internal interviews. He worked there for almost a decade.

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Career and success - His novels hitted with great success. Some of the famous novels that he penned down are, Five point someone (2004), One night at the call center (2005), The three mistakes of my life (2008), Two states (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011),  What young India wants (2012), Half Girlfriend (2014), Making India awesome (2015) and One Indian girl (2017). These novels has been the best sellers and some of them has been inspired as Bollywood films which are Kai Po Che, 3 Idiots, Half Girlfriend and Hello. Chetan Bhagat was cited as 'the biggest selling English language novelist in India's history', by The New York Times, in 2008. He was also named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the Time magazine. He had quit his investment banking career in 2009, to focus on writing. He was debuted as a screenplay writer with the film Kick in 2014. He was a judge on the Voice of India. He hosts 7 RCR on ABP news, which began on 11 January 2014. He was interviewed on Comedy Nights with Kapil. He is also known for delivering speeches on programmes organized by educational institutions, cooperations etc. He was also the judge of the show Nach Baliye. He has also been featured as one of the top celebraties of India by Forbes India magazine.

Awards - He has been awarded as Society Young Achiever (2004), Publisher Recognition (2005), Filmfare for best screenplay, Kai Po Che (2014), CNN-IBN Indian of the year in entertainment (2015).

Controversies - Chetan Bhagat expressed his displeasure of not getting much credit for the film 3 Idiots (2010), which was inspired by his novel, Five Point Someone. In 2014, at the Annual Rendezvous festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Bhagat made comment which was undesirable to media and people. He stated that through the novel Half Girlfriend, he tried to give the idea that educated girls don't want to date a guy, who doesn't know English. Due to confronting enough troll from media and people, Bhagat posted an article, 'Anatomy of Internet troll', where he mentioned Narendra Modi's loyalists as sexually frustrated people. He also mentioned there that, there is a sense of shame being Hindu or Hindi speaking Indian as they are considered to be the poorest.


His favourites - Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell and Charles Dickens are his favourites among the authors/novelists. Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Woody Allen and Robot Reigner among the actors. Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb are some of his favourite books.

Personal life - He is married to Anusha Suryanarayan Bhagat since 1998. He is a father of twin sons, Shyam and Ishaan. His net worth is 50 million dollars, as reported.

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