Social Media has broken barriers and revolutionised how people communicate with each other. The larger beneficiaries of this would be authors.
This has opened up a medium for them to communicate with their readers without compromising on their privacy. This is a list of top 15 most influential Indian authors on Social Media, accounts that are authenticated and verified by Facebook as celebrity profiles.
They are authors who have embraced social networking and utilised it positively, to interact and inspire their readers, and in the process even made a fortune selling their books.
#1 Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language dramedy novels about young urban middle-class Indians. Noted Works – Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States, Revolution 2020, What Young India Wants, Half Girlfriend
#2 Durgoy Dutta
Durjoy Datta (born on 7 February 1987) is an Indian novelist, screenwriter and entrepreneur. He has co-authored his books with Maanvi Ahuja, Neeti Rustagi, Orvana Ghai and Nikita Singh. He is one among the best selling writers in contemporary India.
# 3 Ashwin Sanghi
Ashwin Sanghi (born 25 January 1969) is an Indian writer in the fiction-Thriller genre. He is the author of three best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. All his books have been based on historical, theological and mythological themes. Shawn Haigins is an anagram of Ashwin Sanghi.
#4 Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh (born 4 February 1982) is an Indian author. He has written five novels entitled I Too Had a Love Story, Can Love Happen Twice?, Like it happened Yesterday, Your Dreams are Mine Now and tell me a story.
#5 Ravi Subramanian
Ravi Subramanian is an Indian author. A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including award winning trilogy The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and Bankerupt. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, batch of 1993, Subramanian spent close to two decades in the financial services industry.
#6 Amish Tripati
Amish Tripathi (born 18 October 1974), is an Indian author, known for his novels The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras. The three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy. His debut work The Immortals of Meluha was a bestseller, that broke into the top seller chart within a week of its launch owing to his creative marketing strategies.
Anuj Tiwari is a popular Indian writer and has authored 3 bestselling novels – Journey of Two Hearts!, It Had to Be You & It’s Not Right…but It’s Okay.
#8 Nikita Singh
Nikita Singh(born 6 October 1991) is an Indian novelist. She has written eight novels including If It’s Not Forever, Love@Facebook, Right Here Right Now, Accidentally in Love… With Him? Again? and The Unreasonable Fellows . In February 2013, Someone Like You, a book she co-wrote with Durjoy Datta, was released by Penguin India.It debuted at No. 5 at Hindustan Times Bestseller list.
#9 Preeti Shenoy
Preeti Shenoy ( born 21 December 1971) is an Indian author. She is best known for her second book, Life Is What You Make It which was among the top selling books of 2011 in India, and which continues to be a steady seller. Shenoy has varied interests ranging from photography and yoga to sociology.
#10 Novoneel Chakraborty
Novoneel Chakraborty is an Indian author of fiction. His specialty lies in romantic thrillers that he writes along with philosophy mixed with it. His first book “A Thing beyond forever” released in 2008 and won the national bestseller tag in just a few months of its release.
#11 Praveen P Gopinath
Praveen P Gopinath (born 1 November 1981) is a bestselling Indian Author. He is the only bilingual writer in the top 15 list with four English and two Malayalam bestsellers to his credit.
#12 K. HariKumar
Hari Kumar is the bestselling Author of When Strangers Meet and That Frequent Visitor. He is first Indian author to crack into Amazon Kindle’s Top 75 Bestsellers List in Horror.
#13 Karan Bajaj
Karan Bajaj (born 30 June 1979) is an Indian American author of three contemporary Indian novels, Keep off the Grass (2008), Johnny Gone Down (2010) and The Seeker (2015).
#14 Aravind Adiga
Aravind Adiga (born 23 October 1974) is an Indian-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. He is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, after Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai.
#15 Kiran Desai
Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998 and received accolades from such notable figures. It won the Betty Trask Award, a prize given by the Society of Authors for the best new novels by citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations under the age of 35.