Akash Kumar Rao

Author, engineer, analyst, comedian.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

Passionate about writing, Huge fan of M S Dhoni, Never stick to a plan.

What’s your greatest fear?

Not doing anything about what I always wanted to do in my life.

What is your greatest achievement?

Don't know what is greatest, but I do enjoy every little thing I achieve in my life like I became a state topper in class 10th. Getting into IIT also seems a huge achievement to me, and yes of course the publication of the novel is a great achievement for me.

High point of your life?

There is no high point in my life. I believe in accomplishing, but there will be times when I stop, look back, and think what it takes for me to get there, that will be in fact a point where I feel proud about myself, but definitely not a high point.

Low point of your life

It's good to have a feeling about low point, because that compels me to move to a point higher than that. It's a process and I believe - Never stop at any point in life.

Which living person do you most admire?

There are a lot of persons I admire like Ratan Tata, J K Rowling, M S Dhoni, Cristiano Ronaldo, Shahrukh Khan. Reason being they started from nothing and touched the submit in their respective fields, and I think it takes a lot when you have everything, but you still keep going.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Joaquin Phoenix

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Heath Ledger

Who are your favorite authors?

Erich Segal, Nicholas Sparks, Paulo Coelho

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Lovestory, The Notebook, The Alchemist, Fifty Shades of Grey

Is there a book you love to reread?


What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

HER, A beautiful Mind, Tumbaad, The Dark Knight, Dumb and Dumber

One Superpower you wish you had?

I wish I could do a lot of work without getting tired or bored.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

I was always happy with what I had.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

I wish this time machine could never get discovered. I love what I'm in present.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Write the greatest novel this world would have ever read.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Lovestory by Erich Segal

When and where do you write ?

There is no particular time when I feel like I should write. It comes to me actually anytime that I want to write, and I do so.

Silence or music?

Both of them according to the need

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

For giving someone advice, I should first become a good writer or achieve a little something, because nobody takes advice if you are nothing.

I try to live a simple life, and I have small dreams like any other person.

Akash Kumar Rao is a young Indian author and novelist who prefers to write love stories. His first and only published book is titled ‘The Ghost’ which is a work of fiction. Akash studies at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi. He was born in small village in Ballia. The shades of his writing are truly inspired by his beliefs.

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