| Aparna Anand|
| 5 December 1973 (age 42)
Thrippunithura, Kerala (1973-12-05) |
Novelist, Petroleum Manager
Govt Engineering College, Trichur, Kerala
Asura:Tale of the Vanquished - the story of Ravana and his people, AJAYA : Epic of the Kaurava Clan - Roll Of The Dice & Rise of Kali - Duryodhana's Mahabharata
Government Engineering College, Thrissur
Anand Neelakantan Wikipedia
Anand Neelakantan (born 5 December 1973) is an Indian author. He has authored three fiction books based on the Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The producers of Baahubali, the blockbuster film announced that Anand Neelakantan will be writing a 3 book Series based on their film Baahubali and the series will be a prequel to the film. His books have been translated to different languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese and Indonesian Bahasa.
Anand Neelakantan is an alumnus of Government Engineering College, Trichur in Kerala. He has been working with Indian Oil Corporation since 1999. He draws cartoons for Malayalam magazines.
His debut novel Asura: Tale of the Vanquished was published by Leadstart Publishing on 14 May 2012. The book became a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. His second book was based on Mahabharata and was part of a two book series. Ajaya: Roll of the Dice was released in December 2014 and the sequel Ajaya: Rise of Kali was released in July 2015.
Anand Neelakantan's latest book, The Rise of Sivagami, from the Bahubali: Before the Beginning trilogy released on 7 March 2017. SS Rajamouli, the director of the blockbuster film Baahubali, revealed the cover of the book at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2017.Asura: Tale of the Vanquished
Ajaya: Roll of the Dice
Ajaya: Rise of Kali
The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning
Shanta (The Story Of Rama's Sister)
Siya Ke Ram (Star Plus)
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat (Colors TV)
Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman (Sony TV)
Adaalat–2 (Sony TV)
Kalinga International Literary Award, 2017, Kalinga Literary Festival
Anand Neelakantan was rated as one of the most promising writers by Indian Express, amongst the six most remarkable writers of 2012 by Daily News and Analysis and rated as the second most read writer of 2012 by Financial Express.
His first book Asura: Tale of the Vanquished was shortlisted for Crossword popular award in 2013 and his second book, Ajaya: Roll of the dice was shortlisted for Crossword popular award in 2014.
His book, "The Rise of Sivagami (Baahubali #1) received accolades from top Indian book reviewers.