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Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language dramedy novels about young urban middle-class Indians.A noted public intellectual, Bhagat also writes columns about the youth, career development and current affairs. for The Times of India (in English) and Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi).Bhagat's novels have sold over a total of seven million copies. In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history". Bhagat's screenwriting efforts have included the dramedies Kai Po Che! (2013) and 2 States (2014) and the action-superhero movieKick (2014). He won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Kai Po Che! at the 59th Filmfare Awards in January 2014. Chetan Bhagat was born in Delhi in a Punjabi family, his father was an army officer and his mother was a government employee in the agricultural department.He completed his school career from the well known school of Delhi - The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995 and his MBA degree from theIndian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1997.He worked in Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong as an Investment Banker for nearly a decade, and wrote Five Point Someone while still in Hong Kong, before moving to Mumbai to focus full-time on his writing career.He is married to Anusha Suryanarayanan, who hails from Tamil Nadu and who was his classmate in IIM Ahmedabad.

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