Chetan Bhagat

Indian Youth Icon | Author | Screenwriter


One of the most celebrated and best-selling authors in the country, Chetan Bhagat's books have sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 2008, The New York Times cited him as 'The biggest selling English language novelist in India's history'.

Chetan Bhagat worked as an investment banker in Hong Kong at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank for 11 years before moving to Mumbai to pursue his passion for writing.

He has authored 13 books, 10 novels and 3 non-fiction books. His first book, 'Five Point Someone' (2004), inspired the blockbuster film '3 idiots'. Since then, he has written many screenplays- 'Kai Po Che!' (2013), '2 States' (2014), 'Kick' (2015), and 'Half Girlfriend' (2017). 

He also writes columns for The Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, focusing on youth and national development issues.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Time magazine named Chetan Bhagat as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World 2010’, Forbes India as one of the “Top 100 Celebrities of India 2012”. Fast company USA listed him as one of the “100 most Creative People in Business 2011”, and India Today included him in the “Power List 2013”.

Chetan is also the winner of ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014’ award in the Entertainment category. His screenwriting efforts for ‘Kai Po Che!’ (2013) bagged him the Filmfare Award for ‘Best screenplay’. 

Why Chetan Bhagat ?

Chetan’s stellar education and impressive professional background make him the ideal person to share his thoughts and experiences on leadership, passion, values, team building, motivation, achieving goals amongst others.

Popular as a motivational speaker, he has spoken for more than 100 organisations in more than 75 cities worldwide, including corporations, educational institutes, government bodies and volunteer agencies. He shares his thoughts and experiences on leadership, passion, values, team building, motivation, and achieving goals in his talks.

Chetan Bhagat has been invited as a speaker by many organisations such as Airtel, Armed Forces Medical College, Birla Sun Life, Bosch, Citibank, Dell, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HCL, Hindustan Times, HSBC, Hyundai, IBM, ICICI, Johnson and Johnson, Kotak, Maruti, Nasscom, National Defence Academy, Nokia, Reliance, US Embassy, Zoom and many more.

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