Amish Tripathi is the director of the Nehru Centre in London, a columnist, and author. He is known for his books The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta and Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history, followed by the Ram Chandra series. In 2017, Tripathi launched his first non-fiction book, Immortal India. He released his second non-fiction book, Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life in December 2020.
Amish's books have sold over 5 million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010. Forbes India has regularly ranked Tripathi among the top 100 celebrities in India.He was listed among the 50 most powerful Indians by India Today in 2019. He is also the first author in Indian publishing history to have all 6 of his fiction books simultaneously in the top 10 of the HT-Nielsen Bookscan national bestseller list for 4 weeks in a row.
Amish Tripathi was born in Mumbai and grew up near Rourkela, Odisha. He is an alumnus of Cathedral & John Connon School; St. Xavier's College, Mumbai; and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry, in organizations such as Standard Chartered, Development Bank of Singapore, and IDBI Federal Life Insurance before turning to writing