Gayatri Chandrasekharan

Author, dog-lover, board member, advisor, farmer


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I've been a child actor, I've learned and performed Bharatanatyam, my teenage dream was to marry either Roberto Baggio or Brian Lara

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing my loved ones

What is your greatest achievement?

Still working on it....

High point of your life?

I'm always on a high! (not substance-induced)

Which living person do you most admire?

Angela Merkel

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Mr Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)

Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Robert Jordan, George RR Martin, Somerset Maugham, Frank Herbert, Georgette Heyer, George Orwell

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Of Human Bondage, Animal Farm, 1984, My Cousin Rachel, Rebecca, The Wheel of Time Series

Is there a book you love to reread?

Pride & Prejudice

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Nayagan (Tamil), Thalapathy (Tamil), Dil Se (Hindi), Raanjhanaa (Hindi), Casablanca, Goldeneye

One Superpower you wish you had?


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

She tried her best!

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?

The European Renaissance

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

Zero handicap at golf

Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

I don't have a schedule; I write at home though

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

I take it back....

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I never start writing during Rahu Kalam

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Julia Quinn (actually not that guilty at all!)

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Put pen to paper, you never know when the magic begins. Though I am myself a new writer!

Gayatri Chandrasekharan has begun to indulge her love of writing after a 20-year career in corporate sales. While she was working on her debut book, she also immersed herself in corporate governance studies. She is certified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as an Independent Director and is on the board of directors of a payments security company.

Her articles have been published in the Deccan Herald newspaper. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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