Amish Tripathi was born in Mumbai and grew up near Rourkela, Odisha. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry, in companies such as Standard Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance, before beginning his writing career.Amish is an IIM (Kolkata)educated, boring banker turned happy author.
The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.
Amish has most recently written the Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas & The Oath of the Vayuputras), which have sold over a million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010. The books that he plans to write in the future are also in the areas of mythology & history.
Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife, Preeti and son, Neel.