Devdutt Pattanaik

Indian Mythologist | Best-Selling Author | Leadership Consultant


Devdutt Pattanaik is one of the most beloved and renowned mythology and fiction writers our country has seen. Pattanaik has written over 600 articles and 30 impressive books on the relevance of mythology, sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. Devdutt Pattanaik primarily writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in management, governance and leadership.

Trained in medicine, Devdutt Pattanaik worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before turning his focus entirely on his true passion. He has worked as a consultant at EY. He was also the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, one of India's largest retailers. He was also a speaker at the first TED conference in India held in November 2009.

Devdutt has done TV shows which include 'Business Sutra' on CNBC-TV18, 'Devlok' on Epic TV and 'Daan Sthapana' on SonyLiv. He also hosted 'The Devdutt Pattanaik Show' on Radio Mirchi. He has also contributed and been a part of several podcasts.

He writes extensively for The ET, Mid-Day, Speaking Tree, the DailyO, and the Scroll.in among others.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Devdutt Pattanaik was listed among the top category of best-selling Indian authors in 2016. His book ‘Devlok’ was a best-seller in 2016. In the same year, he was also ranked among the top 100 celebrities in India.

Devdutt was also shortlisted for the 15th Raymond Crossword Book Award 2017. Many of his books have been translated into Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi.

Why Devdutt Pattanaik ?

Devdutt spent 15 years in the healthcare industry, with companies such as Apollo Health Street and Sanofi Aventis, before joining Ernst and Young as Business Advisor. Today, he consults organisations on culture, diversity and leadership and consults various television channelers and filmmakers on storytelling.

Devdutt believes that leadership is about paying attention to others and allowing people to be honest and genuine about their fears, rather than imitating or pretending to be.

His expertise in bringing the wisdom of Indian mythology into Indian business, especially in human resource management makes his talks relevant for all.


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