Chetan Bhagat, The Biggest Selling English Language Novelist in India’s History, Success Story

Read this short and simple success story of the amazing Novelist and Author, Chetan Bhagat.

Chetan Bhagat Biography

Profession: Indian Author, Novelist, Columnist, and Screenwriter

D.O.B. : April 22, 1974

Place of Birth: New Delhi, India

Origin: Indian

Interesting Facts and Information about Chetan Bhagat :

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian Author. Apart from writing, he is also a popular TV host, columnist, and a screenwriter. Chetan has also achieved success and recognition as a motivational speaker. His Dramatic novels based on the subject of young urban middle-class Indians have gained good acclamation. Most of his works are in English language and writing style.

Bhagat is involved in writing about career development, current affairs, and youth upbringing. Two leading newspapers that cover his writings are; The Time of India for English and Dainik Bhaskar for Hindi. As per his career record, Bhagat has sold more than 7 million copies of his novels, which gave him the title of, ‘The Biggest Selling English Language Novelist in India’s History.’

Some of Chetan Bhagat‘s successful screen-writing scripts include movies like; ‘3 idiots’,Kai Po Che!’, and 2 States’.

Talking about Chetan’s early life, Bhagat took birth in New Delhi, India. His parents are proud of him and his success. Chetan Bhagat’s father was in Army as an officer and his mother has worked as a Government employee in the agricultural department. Chetan also has a younger brother named, Ketan Bhagat, who is also a novelist by profession.

To discuss further about his academic studies, Bhagat completed his schooling from The Army Public School, Delhi. He attained his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, specializing in mechanical engineering. Bhagat is also an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Prior to becoming an author, Bhagat has worked as an investment banker in Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong. During his career life, he wrote his first work, ‘Five Point Someone’. Later, he moved to India to pursue his fulltime career in writing.

To share a fact, Bhagat has also performed as a judge in the popular TV dance show, Nach Baliye and Voice of India – Star Anchor Hunt. To share more, he hosts 7 RCR on ABO news; a program that features the biographies of India’s Prime Ministerial Candidates. He has also appeared in the famous comic show, Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Meet Chetan Bhagat’s Wife

Chetan Bhagat Wife Anusha Bhagat
Image Source : IndianTimes

He got married to a beautiful lady, Anusha Bhagat, who was his classmate in IIM, Ahmedabad. She is mainly from Tamil Nadu.

Achievements and Rewards:

  • Chetan Bhagat has achieved a great level of respect, fame, and recognition through his hard work and patience. Some of his milestones and achievements are as follows;
  • Honored with Society’s Young Achiever’s Award, 2004
  • Attained an Award for Publisher’s Recognitio, 2005
  • Titled by Time Magazine as; ‘World’s 100 Most influential People’, 2010
  • Grabbed a Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for the movie, ‘Kai Po Che!’, 2014
  • Achieved a CNN-IBN Award for being an important part of the Entertainment industry, 2014 and many more to come…

Chetan Bhagat’s Books List

  • Half Girlfriend
  • Making India Awesome
  • What Young India Wants
  • Revolution 2020
  • 2 States
  • The 3 Mistakes of my Life
  • One Night @ the Call Center
  • Five Point Someone

Chetan With Sharddha Kapoor During “Half Girl Friend” Shoot

Chetan With Arjun Kapoor During “Half Girl Friend” Shoot

Motivational Factor:

Looking at his list of achievements, I must say that he has accomplished quite a lot at an early age. The life line of his career hasn’t been this smooth as it seems. Comments, accusations, and critics have never stayed back to criticize his best works. Despite the challenges and hurdles, he did not lose his focus in his writings and beliefs.

His strong writings reflect his thoughts and beliefs. Being a writer myself, I can tell you the level of stress a writer goes through while presenting his hard earned efforts in the best manner possible. The worry of being refused, reprehension, and rejection rolls in the mind all time. It is our will that we continue to support the society and appreciate everything they have to say about us.

Chetan has come a long way in his career. Today, he is acknowledged for his work; however a few years ago he was a struggler like any other ordinary writer. Choosing a career field or role other than your family history could get more challenging as you need to start your convincing skills of words from your home itself.

I like Chetan Bhagat for he did not leave his focus on his goal of life. When I stepped in writing, millions of questions and doubts were rolling in my mind too. I left my full time job to continue writing. It took me 30 years to realize what I wanted from life to be successful. Finally, I got success and satisfaction in what I do. If you have that hidden talent in you too, bring it out today!

To know more you can visit Chetan’s Blog Here.

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