Anand Neelakantan

Born5 December 1973,
Thrippunithura, Kerala, India
ProfessionWorked In Indian Oil Co. ( 1999 To 2022 ) Now, Novelist, Public Speaker, Columnist. Screen Writer.
GenreMythological Fiction
Alma MaterGovt. Eng. College, Thrissur.
Notable WorksThe Rise Of Sivagami
Ajaya, Asura
Years ActivePresent From 2012 Till Now.
SpouseWife Name Is Aparna Anand
ChildrenDaughter And Son ( Two Kids)

Introduction of Anand Neelakantan 

Anand Neelakantan is a well-known Indian top-selling author who has written over thirteen books. He is one of the best authors known as a columnist, screenwriter, and public speaker. He lives in Mumbai with his family, including his wife, son, pet, and daughter. He writes mythology fiction, and therefore, he is a well-known celebrity in the world of filmy Jagat. He wrote 12 books in English language and Malayalam.   

Anand is a famous writer who wrote the script of Asura, which shows the story of RAMAYANA in this film. This movie is directed to show the prominent role of Ravana. He comprehensive the script for Bahubali, chaturanga, which was a super hit movie all over India. Most of the anand worked for the Malayalam language, and three books of anand have been shortlisted for the award. His books have been translated into numerous languages like Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, English, Indonesian, Hindi, and Malayalam. 

Anand is known for his excellent work in the film city for his screenplay writing. He is a bestselling writer in India who wrote many books in Malayalam that are published in Malayalam magazines. He writes for television serials and columns. 

Early Life And Education

Anand’s date of birth is 5th December 1973, and he is residing in Mumbai in Kerala. He has a beautiful wife with two kids (son & daughter). His wife’s name is Aparna Anand, his son is Abhinav Anand, and his daughter is Ananya Anand. He did his engineering program from the “govt. of engineering that is established in Kerala”. 

Career As Author and Journey Of Anand Neelakantan

Before his writing career, Anand was an employee of an Indian oil corporation from 1999 to 2022. Then he started his writing career as a novelist, speaker, and columnist. 

His dedication completely went to the Asura, which represents the role of Ravana, and Mahabharata, which represents the role of Pandava or Kaurava, which has been proven to be the most popular movie because of his best screenplay. After that, he started to work on writing Ajaya: Roll of the Dice, which was released in 2013, and a second sequel, Ajaya: The Rise of Kali, was released in 2015. 

He worked on the asura: a tale of the vanquished based on the Indian epic storyRAMAYANA.” His books have been translated into Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Etc. 

Anand is a renowned screenplay writer who wrote various Hindi television serials scripts. For example, “Mahabali Hanuman (Sony TV), Siya Ke Ram (Star T.V.), Chakravarthy Ashoka Serial ( Colors T.V.), Sarfarosh ( Netflix ), Swaraj In D.D. National.  

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Moreover, Anand wrote the official prequel series, a novel for the “Bahubali film series, This book was short-listed for the crossword award in 2018.” His second book, chaturanga, was released on Netflix on 6 August 2020. 3rd book was the “Queen Of Mahishmathi“, this movie was released on 28 December 2020. He also wrote three children’s books, two audios, seven television Scripts, seven Ramayana books, the Baahubali series books, Mahabharat books, and fourteen books, which are best sellers.   

His 100 books are featured in the list by Indian authors and editors. 

Anand Neelakantan Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

  • “Indian Television Awards”- In 2023 For “Swaraj” For Best Historical Series. 
  • “Indian Television Awards” -In 2023 For “Taj” Divided By Blood For Best Original Story. 
  • Anand Neelakantan Achieved The “KALINGA INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARD”- In 2017. 
  • “Crossword Popular Award”- In 2013- For His 1st Book Of ASURA: “Tale Of The Vanquished” And Crossword Popular Award” In 2014 For His 2nd Book AJAYA: “Roll Of The Dice.” 
  • His other famous, “The Rise Of Sivagami, Was Shortlisted For the Crossword Popular Award”- In 2018. 
  • Anand Achieved Accolades From Top Indian Books Reviewers “NALA DAMAYANTI” For His Another Book “THE RISE OF SIVAGAMI.” 
  • From 2015 To 2017, He Was Top Listed in the Top Hundred Celebrities In India By Forbes India. 

Famous Books And Work Till Now Of Anand Neelakantan


Mahabharata Based Novels 

  • 2013- “AJAYA”: Roll Of The Dice.
  • 2015- “AJAYA”: Rise Of Kali.
  • 2023- “NALA DAMYANTI”: An Eternal Tale From The Mahabharata. 

Ramayana Based Novels 

  • 2012- “ASURA”: “Tale Of The Vanquished”. 
  • 2017- “BHOOMIJA”: “Sita”.
  • 2018- “RAVANA’S SISTER”: “Meenakshi”. And VANARA: The Legend Of Baali, Sugreeva And Tara. 
  • 2019- “PENNRAMAYANAM”- “Malayalam”.
  • 2021- “VALMIKI’S WOMEN”.    

Bahubali Based Novels 

  • 2017- The Rise Of Sivagami. 
  • 2020- Chaturanga And Queen Of Mahishmati. 

Television: Indian Historical T.V. Series.  

  • “Swaraaj” -DD NATIONAL.
  • “Adaalat-2”- SONY TV.
  • “Srimad Ramayan”- SONY TV.
  • “Siya Ke Ram”- STAR PLUS. 
  • “Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman” – SONY TV. 

Children’s Books 

  • 2023- MAHI.


  • 2021- Nala’s Damyanti (Storytel.Com ) 

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I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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