From the outside, Ketan is a typical 43-year-old middle-class common man living in Mumbai. Other than being the brother of India’s most influential writer, and receiving an occasional compliment for his sense of humor, Ketan’s persona is so common that one doesn’t even need to describe it. Just look around, and you will see someone like him… saturated salary, protruding waistline, receding hairline, old marriage, rented house and a car which is on EMI. Often seen bribing police constables, watching television debates against corruption, passing time at the bar… the kind of person who sends more Facebook requests than he receives. His Twitter account has more tweets than followers. That’s Ketan Bhagat! Present everywhere, noticed nowhere.
Yet, scratch the surface, and inside you would uncover a zealous storyteller waiting to take you through a powerful transformational slice-of-life coming-of-age stories.
Ketan has written three novels. His first novel – Complete/Convenient – was a bestseller and was taken up for a Bollywood adaptation. Ketan’s second novel – Child/God – has been a bestseller appreciated by both critics and readers.Ketan’s third novel – Child/Currency – has also been loved universally.
Ketan has also written screenplay and dialogues for a Netflix original movie – Upstarts – produced by Bandra West Productions.
Ketan is a popular motivational speaker. A sincere learner of the Holy Geeta, Ketan’s talks are an engaging mix of humor, real life examples, wisdom of our scriptures and a realization of how we ourselves our limiting our potential.
Ketan speaks regularly for industry bodies, corporates, universities, schools and literary events. Examples include Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Early Childhood Association, Gartner, Indian School of Business, Tata Consultancy Services and Indian Institute of Technology. He has also been a TEDx speaker.
Ketan is also a Member (Ag) of Ad-hoc Board of Studies in the subject of English under the Faculty of Humanities in H.S.N.C University, Mumbai.
Ketan is also a certified yoga teacher.
To pay his daily bills, Ketan works for an IT MNC in Mumbai.