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Chetan Bhagat is an Indian writer, columnist, YouTuber and bestselling author of mystery, contemporary literary fiction and non-fiction books.

Born in New Delhi, he attended the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi where he received his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he was awarded an MBA in Marketing.

In 2009, Chetan left behind a thriving career as an international investment banker in order to focus on full-time writing.

Named in 2010 as among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, Chetan is also a screenwriter and motivational speaker.

He also writes columns for top English and Hindi newspapers on matters of youth and national development.

His novels Five Point Someone (2004), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), and 2 States (2014) have been adapted into Bollywood films.

Chetan currently resides in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, and their twin sons, Shyam and Ishaan.

More about Chetan Bhagat

Genres: Contemporary , Literary Fiction, Mystery, Non-fiction

Born: 1974



Non Series

  • Five Point Someone (2004)
  • One Night at the Call Centre (2005)
  • The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)
  • Revolution Twenty20 (2011)
  • 2 States (2014)
  • Half Girlfriend (2014)
  • One Indian Girl (2016)
  • The Girl in Room 105 (2018)
  • One Arranged Murder (2020)
  • 400 Days (2021)


  1. What Young India Wants (2012)
  2. Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns (2015)
  3. India Positive: New Essays and Selected Columns (2019)

Omnibus Books

  1. Chetan Bhagat 5 Books Set (2011)
  2. Chetan Bhagat Collection (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Five Point Someone

Five Point Someone is a story about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope.

The book starts with a disclaimer, “This is not a book to teach you how to get into IIT or even how to live in college. In fact, it describes how screwed up things can get if you don’t think straight.”

Three hostelmates – Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT – they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and screw with the IIT system, it comes back to double screw you. 

Before they know it, they are at the lowest echelons of IIT society. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the end of their class. This GPA is a tattoo that will remain with them, and come in the way of anything else that matters – their friendship, their future, their love life. While the world expects IITians to conquer the world, these guys are struggling to survive.

Will they make it? Do under performers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?

3 Idiots
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya, Mona Singh, Jaaved Jaaferi, Parikshit Sahni
Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-8129135490
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
One Night at the Call Centre

'One Night at the Call Centre' focuses on the story of one night's happening with 6 people working together at a call centre in Gurgaon, India. At this particular call centre, the employees are focused on giving technical support to American clients. The 6 characters, Shyam, Priyanka, Esha, Vroom, Radhika and Military Uncle are friends, who are all working on this particular night shift together. 

In America, it is the THANKSGIVING time and the phone lines are ringing frantically. The call centre receives one call from a very special caller, GOD. A call that alters everything.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-8129135506
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
The 3 Mistakes of My Life

In late 2000, a young boy in Ahmedabad dreams of owning a business. To accommodate his friends' passion, he opens a cricket shop. However, nothing comes easy in a turbulent city. To realise their goals, they will have to face it all-religious politics, calamities, unacceptable love and, above all, their own mistakes. 

Will they make it? Can an individual's dreams overcome the nightmares of real life? Can we succeed despite mistakes? Based on real events, from bestselling author Chetan Bhagat comes another dark, witty tale about modern India, where the author brings the ethos and isolation of an entire generation to the fore.

Kai Po Che
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Digvijay Deshmukh, Asif Basra, Manav Kaul, Ashish Kakkad
Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-8129135513
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
Revolution Twenty20

Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys.

One wanted to use his intelligence to make money.

One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution.

The problem was, they both loved the same girl.

Welcome to Revolution 2020. A story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success and love in Varanasi. However, it isn’t easy to achieve this in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win?

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-8129118806
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
2 States

Love marriages around the world are simple:

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.

They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.

Girl’s family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl.

Girl’s Family has to love Boy’s Family. Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.

Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it?

2 States
Director: Abhishek Varman
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathi, Ronit Roy, Shivkumar Subramaniam, Sharang Natarajan
Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-8129135520
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
Half Girlfriend

Once upon a time there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t.

Riya wanted just friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise.

She agreed to be his half-girlfriend.

Welcome to Half-Girlfriend, a rural-urban love story like none other. Because to make love exist between classes, many battles need to be won.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-8129135728
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
One Indian Girl

Hi, I'm Radhika Mehta and I'm getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. Okay, maybe two. Now if I were a guy, you'd be cool with it. Since I am a girl, these things don't make me likeable, do they?

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-8129142146
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
The Girl in Room 105

Hi, I’m Keshav, and my life is screwed. I hate my job and my girlfriend left me. Ah, the beautiful Zara. Zara is from Kashmir. She is a Muslim. And did I tell you my family is a bit, well, traditional? Anyway, leave that.

Zara and I broke up four years ago. She moved on in life. I didn’t. I drank every night to forget her. I called, messaged, and stalked her on social media. She just ignored me.

However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged me. She called me over, like old times, to her hostel room 105. I shouldn’t have gone, but I did… and my life changed forever.

This is not a love story. It is an unlove story.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1542040464
Publisher: Westland
One Arranged Murder

Keshav has set up an investigation agency with his best friend, Saurabh. Can the two amateur detectives successfully solve another murder case that affects them personally? And where will it leave their friendship?

‘Ever since you found Prerna, I lost my best friend’ is what I told Saurabh.

Hi, this is Keshav, and Saurabh, my best friend, flatmate, colleague and business partner, won’t talk to me. Because I made fun of him and his fiancée.

Saurabh and Prerna will be getting married soon. It is an arranged marriage. However, there is more cheesy romance between them than any love-marriage couple.

On Karva Chauth, she fasted for him. She didn’t eat all day. In the evening, she called him and waited on the terrace for the moon and for Saurabh to break her fast. Excited, Saurabh ran up the steps of her three-storey house. But when he reached …

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1542094139
Publisher: Westland
400 Days

12-year-old Siya has been missing nine months. It’s a cold case, but Keshav wants to help her mother, Alia, who refuses to give up.

‘My daughter Siya was kidnapped. Nine months ago,’ Alia said.

The police had given up. They called it a cold case. Even the rest of her family had stopped searching.

Alia wouldn’t stop looking, though. She wanted to know if I could help her.

Hi, I am Keshav Rajpurohit and I am a disappointment to everyone around me. I live with my parents, who keep telling me how I should a) get married, b) focus on my IPS exams, c) meet more people and d) close my detective agency.

But Alia Arora, neighbour and ex-model, wanted my help. And I couldn’t take my eyes off her face … I mean, her case.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1542094085
Publisher: Westland


What Young India Wants

Why is the suicide rate so high among students?

Why is there so much corruption in India?

Can't our political parties ever work together?

Does our vote make any difference at all?

We love our India, but shouldn't some things be different?

All of us have asked these questions at some time or another. So does Chetan Bhagat, India's best-loved author, in What Young India Wants, his first book of non-fiction, which is based on his vast experience as a successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear prose and with great insight, he analyses some of the complex issues facing modern India, offers solutions and invites discussion, and comes, at the end, to a simple but important question: unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change?

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-8129135544
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns

Love your country? Want to make it truly great? Tired of loud debates and complex arguments which lead to no solutions?

Welcome to Making India Awesome. Following the phenomenal success of his first nonfiction book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat, the country's biggest-selling writer, returns with another audiobook of essays in which he analyses and provides inspired solutions to the country's most intractable problems - poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence against women, communal violence, religious fundamentalism, illiteracy and more.

Using simple language and concepts, this book will enable you to understand the most complex problems facing the nation today and give practical solutions on how you can do your part to solve them.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-6998844543
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
India Positive: New Essays and Selected Columns

Does it make any difference to the ordinary citizen which party is in power? Whether it’s a majority or a coalition?

What can we do to better job prospects for India’s youth?

How can we create a more equal society?

How do we create more world-class educational institutes?

What can we do about social media warriors and trolls?

In India Positive, bestselling author and columnist Chetan Bhagat brings together essays that work as a manifesto for change. Examining a gamut of subjects―from education to employment, from GST to infrastructure, from corruption to casteism―Bhagat reflects on what we can do right in order to move forward and become a truly modern, progressive country. He expresses in these pages his belief that, if we want to see reform, we―as citizens―need to be the solution. If our country is to shine, Bhagat says, we need to stand up and be ‘India Positive Citizens’.

In a world ridden with negativity, these simply written, perceptive and solution-driven essays are a must-read for anyone invested in the present and future of India.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1542044165
Publisher: Westland

Omnibus Books

Chetan Bhagat 5 Books Set

Chetan Bhagat Is The Author Of Six Blockbuster Books. His Books Have Remained Bestsellers Since Their Release, And Have Been Adapted Into Major Bollywood Films. The New York Times Called Him The Biggest Selling English Language Novelist In Indias History.

Time Magazine Named Him On Their List Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World And Fast Company, Usa, Listed Him As One Of The Worlds 100 Most Creative People In Business. 

This Definitive Collection Features All Of His Immensly Popular Novels: Five Point Someone (2004), One Night at The Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes Of Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011) and What Young India Wants(2012).

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-8129119131
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited
Chetan Bhagat Collection

This eBook is the collection of Chetan Bhagat's 7 fiction novels published so far:

One Indian Girl

Half Girlfriend

Revolution 2020

2 States: The Story of My Marriage

The 3 Mistakes of My Life

One Night @ the Call Center

Five Point Someone

Author: Chetan Bhagat
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-8129139924
Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited