Chetan Bhagat Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More
Bio Profession(s)Author, Columnist, Screenwriter, Motivational Speaker Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm in meters- 1.68 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 6” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 64 kg in Pounds- 141 lbs Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourSalt & Pepper Personal Life Date of Birth22 April 1974 Age (as in 2018)44 Years Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Chetan Bhagat
Does Chetan Bhagat smoke: No
Does Chetan Bhagat drink alcohol: Not Known
Chetan Bhagat began his career as an Investment Banker in a company named Goldman Sachs. Grabbing the job wasn’t an easy task for him as he had to give as many as 27 interviews as part of the selection process. He worked for almost a decade in the company’s Hong Kong office.
While in Hong Kong, Bhagat felt that there was something missing in his life, and thus in order to fill this void, Bhagat started laying more focus on his hobby- writing.
Every work of Chetan Bhagat has been a bestseller. Moreover, almost all of his books have been adopted into commercial Bollywood films. While ‘Hello’ and ‘3 Idiots’ were based on ‘One Night At The Call Centre’ and ‘Five Point Someone’ respectively, ‘Kai Po Che!’ and ‘2 States’ were inspired from ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’ and’2 States (novel) respectively.
He considers his book, 2 States, as a partial autobiography. In an interview, he revealed that the love story showcased in the book has been inspired by his real life as Bhagat is a Punjabi and his wife, Anusha, is from the southern part of the country, who fell in love with him during their IIM days.
In 2008, The New York Times, a leading American daily, cited Bhagat as “the biggest-selling English-language novelist in India’s history”. Additionally, Bhagat was among Time magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010.
Also a prolific columnist, he has written numerous columns for English newspapers like The Times of India and Hindustan Times.
He was one of the screenwriters of Salman Khan starrer Kick (2014).