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 turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’. Amish’s 6 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 Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017), and Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation (Amish’s first non-fiction book) (2017) — have 4 million copies in print with Gross retail sales of Rs. 120 crores. His books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages. The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. The Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history, with Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku, (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series), being the highest selling book of 2015 and Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series), being the highest selling book of 2017. Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation, Amish’s first non-fiction book has been on the bestselling charts since its launch in August 2017. The Indian language translations of Amish’s books have sold over 5 lakh copies, breaking records in this space as well. Notable Accolades Recipient of: Distinguished Alumnus Award (IIM – Calcutta) 2017 Icon of the Year Award 2017 Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016 Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award 2016 Pride of India Award (Literature) 2015 & 2014 Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India 2014 Society Young Achievers Award for literature 2013 Man of the Year by Radio City 2013 Other milestones: Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017) GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indians 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.
Rashmi Pitre, an actress, painter and a poetess is known for her concept- ‘ Painting with Poetry’ in which she beautifully merges her own poems with her paintings. Recently she received the prestigious BMC’s ‘Mumbai Mayor Award 2017’ from the Mayor of Mumbai. She has also received the ‘Golden Achiever Award’ from renowned Jury members of the film fraternity. She has received the Spandan’s Best Artist Award and the Social Award for Artist’s Contribution in Social Work. She is also a recipient of the Humanity First Foundation Award for social work and is being announced as the Recipient of Laadli Award- the ‘Daughter’s Special Achievement Award’ while having received Best Actress Awards for her acting in State and National Drama Competitions more than 11 times. She has acted in numerous major shows of the Indian Television while also playing supporting roles in various Hindi and Marathi movies and has completed more than 2000 episodes on TV till date.
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