Chetan Bhagat is a known name in India. He is an author and columnist whose books are read by people with great interest. He has penned down more than ten novels till 2020.
Pioneering Indian author, Chetan Bhagat, needs little introduction. The man who has been hailed numerous times for helping Indian youth turn to the joy of reading. Author to multiple best-selling titles such as ‘One Night @ the Call Center’, ‘2 States’, ‘3 Mistakes of My Life’ and more, Mr. Bhagat also contributes his thoughts as a columnist for publications, as well.
The highly regarded and popular author is also known for expressing his free-willing voice on current events around the world and the country, on social media.
Chetan Bhagat Net Worth 2020
As of 2020, Chetan Bhagat has an approximate net worth of $50 million. He has written multiple books and, at the same time, he is also involved in public speaking and column writing for some elite newspapers and magazines. He has multiple sources of income.
Chetan Bhagat Biography
|Full Name||Chetan Bhagat|
|Birth Date||22nd April 1974|
|Birth Place||New Delhi, India|
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Age (as of 2020)||45 Years|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Chetan Bhagat was born on the 22nd of April, 1974. He was born and brought up with strict discipline in a traditional Punjabi household. His father served as a lieutenant colonel in the Indian army. His mother was an employee of the agricultural department of the Indian government.
He did his schooling from The Army Public School in Dhaulakuan, Delhi. He, later on, pursued Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He went for his higher studies to Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he did his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
After his post-graduation, Chetan Bhagat married his his classmates from IIM, Anusha Suryanarayanan, in 1998. His work has taken him to Hong Kong. Prior to moving abroad, he resided in Delhi; however, upon his return, he shifted to Mumbai, instead. Chetan has two sons, Shyam and Ishaan.
After completing his MBA from IIM, he along with his family shifted to Hong Kong. There, he worked as an investment banker in Goldmann Sach for more than a decade. But he has always been interested in writing only. In fact, he prepared the manuscript of his first novel, Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT, while working as an investment banker. He finally learned his true calling and decided to shift to Mumbai and make his career in the literary world.
His first novel, Five Point Someone, was released in 2004. The book was an instant hit among readers. It became both commercials as well as literary success. This book was later shot into a Bollywood commercial movie, 3 idiots in 2009, which turned out to be a blockbuster. Chetan’s success increased many folds after this.
His second book, One Night At A Call Center, shared the same success and creditability among readers. This book was also adapted into a movie but it failed to impress audiences in the movie theatres.
In 2008, his third book, 3 mistakes of my life, was released. It got positive reviews and was later adapted to a movie, titled Kai Po Che.
His next literary work was a book, titled 2 States: The story of My Marriage, which was inspired by his own love life. It is based on interstate marriage. This book was also adapted into a movie which again was a commercial success.
His next few books are Revolution 2020, Making India Awesome, What Young India Wants, Half Girlfriend, and The Girl in Room 105.
With each new book, he is becoming one of the leading Indian writers. His literary work is simple and lucid which anybody can read and understand. His books appeal to the masses because they are relatable to middle-class youth.