Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, television personality, and motivational speaker. Termed as the “biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history” by The New York Times, he has sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Bhagat has penned the screenplay of Bollywood movies like Kai Po Che! (2013), 2 States (2014), the action-superhero movie Kick (2015), and Half Girlfriend (2017). He also won the Filmfare Award for the best screenplay for Kai Po Che! In January 2014.
He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (1995) and an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (1997). Prior to becoming a full time writer, he was employed with Goldman Sachs, an investment banking firm.