Chetan Bhagat is a renowned Indian author, novelist, columnist, public speaker and a screenplay writer, was born on 22th april, 1974 in New Delhi. His family and friends use to call him Chintu.
He belongs to a middle-class Punjabi Hindu family. His father Lt.Col GP Bhagat has served as lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army. His mother Mrs. Nirmala Bhagat, worked as a scientist in the Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI). Chetan has one sibling Ketan Bhagat who is a famous novelist and anchor. Chetan has written bestsellers 11 novels. He is well-famous his novels which are written in English-language. His novels take a look at the lives, struggle and aspirations of young Indians
Early Life of Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat has completed his schooling from the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, in New Delhi. During school years, Although he was an average student, he started writing articles and very first time he wrote article for his school’s literary magazine. School management got impressed with his writing and to encourage him, school management took an initiative and wrote his name on magazine. His name written on magazine as a writer made him encouraged and he continued writing.
After completing high school, Chetan Bhagat joined Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Delhi to study Mechanical Engineering. After completing graduation from IIT in 1995,he went to the United States(USA) to attend the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIM-A). In 1997, he completed his graduation in business management from IIM-A.
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Chetan Bhagat Married Life
During his college days at IIM-A, Chetan Bhagat met Anusha in 1995. They became good friends, fell in love with each other. Enjoyed their college life at the fullest. They planned to get married but parents of Anusha was not agree. But in 1998, they both got married against the wish of the parents of Anusha. In 2005, they were blessed with twins sons “Shyam and Ishan”
Chetan Bhagat Wife
Anusha Bhagat is a famous entrepreneur. To improve the lives of Indian Children, She along with Chetan Bhagat, founded social enterprise called Bhagat Foundation and hold the position of co-founder. Being motivational speaker, she has conducted various motivational speeches to motivate mothers to do work and balance work and life. To share her experience as a working mother,she has written a book.
Career Life of Chetan Bhagat
After completing graduating from IIM-A, Chetan Bhagat went to Hong Kong and there he worked for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker for 11 years.
To fulfill his writing passion he resigned from his job In 2004 and published his first debut novel, “Five Point Someone”.
Chetan Bhagat’s first novel “Five Point Someone” was applauded by people worldwide and achieved great success. His first fiction novel made him world famous and gave a start to his career as a novelist. After that he kept publishing novels and he has written total 12 books including 9 fiction novels and 3 non fiction books.
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Chetan Bhagat Books
He has published 12 books including 9 fiction novels and 3 non fictional books. Due to high demand of readers worldwide, his books have been translated into more than 30 languages and more than 100 milllion copies are already sold out. He became the most famous and successful personality as an Indian Author, Motivational Speaker, Columnist and Television Personality.
His famous Books are:
- Five Point Someone(2004)
- One Night at the Call Center (2005)
- The Three Mistakes of My Life (2008)
- 2 States-The Story of My Marriage (2009)
- Revolution 2020 (2011)
- Half Girlfriend (2014)
- One Indian Girl (2016)
- The girl in Room 105(2018)
- One Arranged Murder(2020)
- 400 Days(2021)
Apart from writing books, He has hosted mutiple talk shows and has appeared in television commercials.
His books ” Three Mistakes of My Life”, “Five Point Someone” and “2 State-The Story of My Marriage” have all been adapted into films such as “Kai Po Che”, “3 Idiots” and “2 State” respectively.
The books written by Chetan Bhagat are high in demand because of easy language and based on the themes of love, career, friendship and family in his books. Readers take interest in his books because of relatable stories and their simple language books.
The stories in his books, usually revolves around the themes such as family, love life, friendship and career.
His books have been applauded by the people because he connected the stories with young adults as well as provide the realistic portrayal of Indian society