Chetan Bhagat | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Thursday, 26th March
Born/Date of Birth: 22 April 1974
Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
Language: English (novels and columns), Hindi (novels and columns)
Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (B. Tech)
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (MBA)
Period: 14 years
Genre: romance, realistic fiction, non-fiction
Notable works: Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Revolution 2020, What Young India Wants, Half Girlfriend, One Indian Girl, The Girl in Room 105
Spouse: Anusha Bhagat (m. 1998)
Awards: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Entertainment, Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay, Zee Cine Award for Best Story
Chetan Bhagat is Indian author and columnist, known for his Indian-English novels about young middle-class Indians. Bhagat was included in Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.
Chetan Bhagat received a degree in Mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995, after which he went on to do an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and graduated in 1997.
Bhagat worked for Goldman Sachs at their Hong Kong office as an investment banker for nearly a decade and wrote Five Point Someone while in Hong Kong. He then moved to Mumbai to focus full-time on his writing career while working at Deutsche Bank.
Awards and recognition
Featured on Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People of 2010