|Born||22 April 1974|
New Delhi, India
|Language||English (novels and columns), Hindi (novels and columns)|
|Education||Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan|
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (B. Tech)
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (MBA)
|Genre||romance, realistic fiction, non-fiction|
|Notable works||Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Revolution 2020, What Young India Wants, Half Girlfriend, One Indian Girl, The Girl in Room 105|
Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author and columnist, known for his Indian-English novels about young middle class Indians. Bhagat was included in Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.
Chetan Bhagat was born in New Delhi, India, on 22 April 1974. He completed his schooling at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi. He received a degree in Mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995, after which he went on to do an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and graduated in 1997.
Bhagat worked for Goldman Sachs at their Hong Kong office as an investment banker for nearly a decade and wrote Five Point Someone while in Hong Kong. He then moved to Mumbai to focus full-time on his writing career while working at Deutsche Bank.
- Five Point Someone (2004)
- One Night @ the Call Center (2005)
- The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)
- 2 States (2009)
- Revolution 2020 (2011)
- Half Girlfriend (2014)
- One Indian Girl (2016)
- The Girl in Room 105 (2018)
Awards and recognition
- Featured on Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People of 2010
- Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay 2014: Kai Po Che
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Entertainment in 2015
- Greenlees, Donald. "Investment banker becomes best-selling author in India". nytimes.com.
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