Described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’.
Amish’s 4 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and Scion of Ikshvaku (Part 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015) — have over 3.5 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 100 crores.
His books have been translated into 17 Indian and International languages.
The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian history. Scion of Ikshvaku, the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, was the highest selling book of 2015. The Indian language translations of Amish’s books have sold 5 lakh copies, breaking records in this space.
Post the launch of the Hindi edition of Scion of Ikshvaku which immediately followed the English launch, the Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam editions have also hit the stands. More languages will be out shortly.
· Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, four years in a row
· Received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature
· Man of the Year by Radio City
· Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India
· Pride of India Award (Literature)
· Provoke Lifestyle Award for Literature
· Selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world.
Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.