Best Selling Author | Columnist | Motivational Speaker
Who Am I
Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian English writer, known for his bestselling about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat is also columnist for newspapers such as The Times of India (in English) and Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi), where he writes about the youth, career development and current affairs. In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history".
Chetan is a popular motivational speaker and has spoken at more than 100 organizations in 50 cities around the world. He speaks at corporates, educational institutes, government bodies and volunteer agencies.
His stellar education and diverse professional background makes him the ideal person to share his thoughts and experiences on topics such as leadership, passion, values, team building, motivation, and achieving goals.
Chetan Bhagat is the author of six blockbuster books. These include five novels—Five Point Someone(2004),One Night @ the Call Center(2005),The 3 Mistakes of My Life(2008),2 States(2009),Revolution 2020(2011), the non-fiction titleWhat Young India Wants(2012) andHalf Girlfriend(2014).
Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the others are in process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’.
Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’.
Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A, and his twin boys, Shyam and Ishaan.
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