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Nationality  Indian
Spouse  Anusha Bhagat (m. 1999)
Role  Author
Name  Chetan Bhagat
Ethnicity  Punjabi

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Born  22 April 1974 (age 41)New Delhi, India (1974-04-22)
Language  English (Novels and Columns), Hindi (Columns)
Genre  Fiction, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Notable works  Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Centre Half Girlfriend, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, Revolution 2020, 2 States (screenplay based on the novel)
Movies and TV shows  2 States, Nach Baliye, Kai Po Che!, Kick, Hello, Half Girlfriend
Children  Ishaan Bhagat, Shyam Bhagat
Education  Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (1995–1997)
Books  Half Girlfriend, 2 States: The Story of My Mar, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Five Point Someone, Revolution 2020


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Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language dramedy novels about young urban middle-class Indians.

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A noted public figure, Bhagat also writes for columns about youth, career development and current affairs for The Times of India (in English) and Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi).

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Bhagat's novels have sold over seven million copies. In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history".

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Bhagat's screenwriting efforts have included the dramedies Kai Po Che! (2013), 2 States (2014), the action-superhero movie Kick (2015), and Half Girlfriend (2017). He won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Kai Po Che! at the 59th Filmfare Awards in January 2014.

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Early life

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Bhagat was born on 22 April 1974 in New Delhi, India. 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 and 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.

Career

Bhagat is the author of bestselling novels Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), What Young India Wants (2012) (speeches and columns), Half Girlfriend (2014), Making India Awesome (2015) and One Indian Girl (2016).

All the books have remained bestsellers since their release and five have inspired Bollywood films (which are the hit films 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che!, 2 States, Half Girlfriend and Hello). In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history".

Time magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Bhagat voices his opinion frequently at leading events. He quit his investment banking career in 2009, to focus on writing. He debuted as a screenplay writer with the 2014 film Kick.

Bhagat has columns in The Times of India and Hindustan Times.

Apart from writing, Chetan has worked on TV as well as scripted several Bollywood movies.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 received wide recognition across the multilingual and diverse Indian society, Such recognition is unprecedented for an English language writer. Bhagat was interviewed on Comedy Nights with Kapil and also interviewed on Kapil Sharma Show while he was promoting his movie Half Girlfriend in 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 recognition

  • Society Young Achiever award in 2004
  • Publisher's Recognition award in 2005
  • Bhagat in Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People 2010
  • Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay 2014: Kai Po Che
  • References

    Chetan Bhagat Wikipedia


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