Chetan Bhagat is a renowned Indian author who was born on 22 April 1974. Bhagat also is a columnist, screenwriter, motivational speaker and a television personality.
Bhagat’s father was in the army and his mother worked as a government employee in the agricultural department. Chetan has done his graduation from the Hindi High School, Dhaula Kuan in 1991. He has completed the under graduation program in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1995 and MBA Program from IIM Ahmedabad in 1997. He got married to a Tamilian girl, Anusha Suryanarayanan.
He made his debut with the novel – ‘Five Point Someone’ in 2004, which he wrote while he was working at Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banker. After that he was shifted to Mumbai to start his career in writing. He has given six best seller books, out of which four has already been reformed into blockbuster Bollywood Films.
He entered into the Bollywood industry with the movie ‘
’ in 2008, which was based on his novel ‘One Night at the Call Center’ written in 2005. In the same year (2008), he released another best seller novel – ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’. He gave the super hit blockbuster ‘
’ in 2009 and a smash hit novel – ‘
’. After being listed in World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine in 2010, he released the novel – ‘Revolution 2020’. Bhagat also wrote columns about the youth based on which he published a book named ‘What Young India Wants’ in 2012.
He was recognized as a screenplay writer with his debut film ‘
’. In 2013 he did screenwriting for ‘Kai PO Che!’ for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay. His latest work ‘Half Girlfriend (2014)’ is now being reformed into a Bollywood Film which is expected in 2016.