Chetan Bhagat

BornBorn Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, and motivational speaker.
22 April, 1974 ( 49 years old)
New Delhi , India
LanguageEnglish , Hindi
Alma materArmy Public School, Dhaula Kuan , Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (B.Tech)
Indian Institute of Management , Ahmadabad (MBA)
OccupationAuthor ,Speaker , Screenwriter , Novelist , influencer , columnist , Motivator, You Tuber , Publicist and banker
GenreFiction and Nonfiction , romance , drama , thriller , adventure , new age drama , realistic fiction.
Years active2004 – Present
Notable worksFive Point someone , Two states , three mistakes of my life , Half Girlfriend.
SpouseAnusha Suryanarayanan
Children2 (Sons Twins named Ishaan and Shyam Bhagat )

Introduction – About Chetan Bhagat

Chetan bhagat is a prominent Indian author, pandit as well as a speaker well known for his contemporary fiction that appeals to a wide audience. He started his career in investment banking later he started writing to. In 2004 his first book was “five point someone” published which was also considered as his debut work. After he published this book he gained instant recognition and became a best seller. After this book his career blasts and took a turn towards the success. He started writing more books after that. Some of his most famous books were “one night at the call centre”, “2 states”, “half girlfriend”, and “revolution 2020”. All these books have a body filled with themes of challenges faces by Indian middle class families.  

Education and Early Childhood 

Chetan bhagat was born on April 22, 1974 in capital of India new Delhi. His career was started with a strong education and a modest family. He had completed his primary and secondary education in Delhi. Bhagat was an outstanding student in terms of education which in return got in admission into the famous Indian institute of technology (IIT) delhi, there he opted for mechanical engineering. After that he pursued MBA from (IIM) Ahemedabad. As we can see till now his education base and achievements were commendable. His career was successful in investment banking. Then later he started writing and then become a full-time writer. 

Career and Journey of Chetan Bhagat as an author

Chetan bhagat’s writing career has been exceptional, with a stratospheric climb to prominence and a considerable impact on the Indian literary landscape. Bhagat wished to follow his passion and decided to become a investment banker. In 2004 he decided to publish his first novel “five point someone”, it was written on the bases of his past experience in (IIT) delhi.

He had written various books like “one night at the call centre” published in 2005, “the 3 mistakes of my life” published in 2008, “2 states” published in 2009. All these books helped him to build the unbreakable image as a best-selling author, these books state the problem faced by Indian middleclass people on the bases of love, friendship, ambition and societal issues.

His books are mainly famous because of its relatable concept which let readers connect to it. And that’s what makes his book distinctive and different from others. In 2014 he published a book “half girlfriend” which got so much love from people that later it was released as a Bollywood film.

Chetan Bhagat’s Awards – Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

  • 2005- Society Young Achiever’s Award for Literature
  • 2005- Publisher’s Recognition Award
  • 2008- Teacher’s Achievement Award for Literature
  • 2010- CNBC-TV18 Indian Business Leader Award for Entertainment
  • 2012- NDTV Indian of the Year Award for Literature
  • 2013- Rotary International’s Man of the Year Award
  • 2014- Listed among Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”
  • 2015- Crossword Book Award for Popular Choice (Fiction) – Half Girlfriend 
  • 2018- Indian of the Year Award by Brands Academy
  • 2022 – Golden Book Awards: 400 Days

Personal Life

Before becoming a full-time writer Chetan Bhagat was an investment banker. He had worked for several years in investment banking. He was married to Anusha suryanayana and had twins with her. Apart from writing he is also a public speaker and social commentator. He is well-known for his candid as well as for his controversial views on social and political topics of India. He also gives various speeches on different topics like youth empowerment, education, and also about self improvement as well as personal growth.

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Chetan Bhagat famous books and work till now


  1. (2004) Five Point Someone 
  2. (2005) One Night @ the Call Center 
  3. (2008) The 3 Mistakes of My Life 
  4. (2009) 2 States: The Story of My Marriage 
  5. (2011) Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition 
  6. (2012) What Young India Wants – Non-fiction
  7. (2014) Half Girlfriend 
  8. (2015) Making India Awesome – Non-fiction
  9. (2016) One Indian Girl 
  10. (2018) The Girl in Room 105 
  11. (2019) India Positive – Non-fiction
  12. (2020) One Arranged Murder 
  13. (2021) 400 Days 

Aishwarya Gurg

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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