Birthday: 22-04-1974
Age: 45
Star sign: Taurus
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 ‘ Hello’ 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 ‘ 3 Idiots’ in 2009 and a smash hit novel – ‘ 2 States’. 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 ‘ Kick’. 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.
Anupama Chopra Hindi Actress

Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra is a very prominent author of many books about movies, the critic of movies and journalist too. Her place of birth was Kolkata, India in 23rd February 1967 and her name at the time of birth was Anupama Chandra. She is a very active critic featuring in Hindustan Times, India Today, and NDTV. She won National Award for her writing in the year 2001, and the best part is that she made it in her very first book namely Sholay, The Making of a Classic. She has an origin of Punjab and her interest in writing happened from her mother, who was a writer of scripts for movies. Anupama Chopra was brought up in Mumbai alongside with her brother and sister. Anupama Chopra’s sister namely Tanuja Chandra is a very popular personality in the Hindi film industry as a director and screenplay writer of films. Tanuja Chandra got offers to write dialogues in films as well. Anupama Chopra did her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature of English from a famous university in Mumbai. She completed her degree of Master of Arts in journalism, and it was pursued in Northwestern University. Her book on the actor Shah Rukh Khan became a viral hit and got enlisted in the book review of the New York Times. Most of her writings were published in a Magazine namely India Today. She is a very popular interviewer of the Bollywood film actors and done reviews about many movies. She also got her articles about Bollywood movies published in global publication houses like Variety, Sight & Sound, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Finally, she made a consolidation of her shows and released it as books namely Freeze Frame and 100 Films to See before You Die. These books got published in the year 2013, and she is a familiar icon as a TV personality and book author of movies.

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Dharampal

An ardent follower of Gandhi, Dharampal was a major participant of the Indian freedom struggle. He followed his idol Mahatma Gandhi in his philosophy of a non-violent independence movement. Born in Kandhala, a small town in Uttar Pradesh in 1922, he caught his first glimpse of Gandhi in 1929. He remembered that in 1931, when Bhagat Singh and his fellow freedom fighters were sentenced to death, many students took to the streets in protest. Gandhi's call for Satyagraha (a form of civil resistance) in 1940 drew Dharampal into actively participating in the Independence Struggle. In fact, he was also present during the Quit India Session in Congress in 1942, after which he became a part of the underground group until his arrest in 1943. He was released after 2 months. After Independence, he worked on several projects to help resettle refugees and clear up after the madness of Partition. He also made a trip to Israel to study their rural restructuring programme, but had to make a detour to England first due to the closing of the Suez Canal. In England he met Phyllis, an Englishwoman whom he ended up marrying and having two children with. The following years tilll his death, he continued to contribute to the social and political causes in India Apart from his contributions in these fields, he is also a celebrated author. Some of his noteworthy contributions to the literary world include "Indian Science and Technology in the Eighteenth Century," "Civil Disobedience and Indian Tradition" and "The Beautiful Tree." He is known for his critical and philosophical thinking, which he uses to examine Indian culture and history. For example, his book on Civil Disobedience examines the nature and origin of Non - Co-operation in India. Like many before and after him, he believed that the basic philosophy of the resistance method lay in Gandhi's teachings, and were therefore a relatively new phenomenon in Indian history. Many believed that the non-violent form of protest was a Gandhian brainwave and used only in recent history, during Gandhi's trials in South Africa and during the freedom struggle in India. However, Dharampal's book sheds light on this issue, by digging up earlier instances of civil disobedience in Indian society, which he therefore considers an inherent part of Indian culture and tradition. Similarly, in The Beautiful Tree, Dharampal conducts detailed research into the state of indigenous education in India during the British rule. He became aware of the fact that there was disturbingly little material on the state of Indian education during this time period. All that was available was some published documents by British officers, which tended to be quite sugar-coated and omitted anything that would contradict the actions of the British in India. Therefore, Dharampal resolved to answer the pressing question that several scholars had, which was: Why did the literacy rate in India decline so much during this period, when in the earlier centuries, India had one of the most successful economies and education systems of the entire world?

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