Chetan Bhagat


Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian author, columnist, Bollywood screenwriter, social media influence and motivational speaker. He was included in Time magazine’s list of World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010.

Chetan Bhagat is considered a youth icon rather than as just an author. With his vivid and humorous way of depicting stories, he has inspired reading habits in many young Indians. He is also a good columnist and writes columns for many leading newspapers. According to him, novels are entertainment tools through which he expresses his views and opinion about society and the youth. Development issues and national issues are addressed through columns. Chetan’s columns are written in a way that directly points out the issues within our country and in many times it has even triggered discussions in the parliament. He is not only a good writer but also a motivational speaker and has given many motivational speeches at many colleges, organizations and companies.

Chetan Bhagat was born in New Delhi in a middle class Punjabi Family on the 22nd day of April, 1974. His father was an Army man and his mother, a government employee. The major part of his education was done at Delhi. He studied in the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi during the years 1978 to 199 after which he chose to do Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. After pursuing engineering he took up a management program offered at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Being an outstanding student, it was no wonder when he was recognized as the “Best Outgoing Student” of his batch by IIM Ahmadabad. He later got married to Anusha Suryanarayanan in 1998; she was his fellow student at IIM-A. Chetan then went to Hong Kong along with his family and worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He worked in Hong Kong for eleven years and then shifted to Mumbai and started writing.

Published Books

  • Five Point Someone (2004)
  • One Night @ the Call Center (2005)
  • The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)
  • 2 States (2009)
  • Revolution 2020 (2011)
  • Half Girlfriend (2014)
  • One Indian Girl (2016)
  • The Girl in Room 105 (2018)
  • What Young India Wants (2012)
  • Making India Awesome (2015)
  • India Positive (2019)

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