Kovid Gupta

Kovid Gupta (born 1988) is an American author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and social activist.[1] He is best known for his non-fiction books Kingdom of The Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms and Redrawing India: The Teach For India Story.[2]

Kovid Gupta
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BornKovid Gupta
1988
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, filmmaker, social activist
NationalityUnited States
Alma materCornell University
The University of Texas at Austin
GenreFiction, Non-fiction
Notable worksKingdom of The Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms
Redrawing India: The Teach For India Story

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Early lifeEdit

Gupta comes from Houston, Texas to an immigrant family. As a child he was interested in Bollywood films.[citation needed]

He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by an MBA from Cornell University.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Kovid began his career by screenwriting mainstream Hindi television soap operas.[3] He went on to work for Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms, where he authored Kingdom of The Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms.[4] He later joined Rajshri Productions to assist Sooraj Barjatya on Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.[5] He then worked as head of business development at Vinod Chopra Films and Film Companion.[6]

Forbes included Gupta in the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Media, Marketing, & Advertising list.[7]

BibliographyEdit

  • Kingdom of the Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms. HarperCollins Publishers India. 2014. ISBN 9789351363033.
  • Redrawing India: The Teach For India Story. Random House India. 2014. ISBN 8184005636.

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