Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik
Devdutt Pattanaik
At a Glance
  • Profession
  • Age
  • Source of earnings
    Writer, consultancy
  • Education
    MBBS, Grant Medical College
  • Marital Status
  • Children
  • Residence

Forbes India Lists

#93 Celeb 100 Rank 2016

#96 Fame Rank


Originally trained in medicine, Pattanaik later pursued a course in comparative mythology from Mumbai University. His first book on mythology Shiva: An Introduction came out in 1997 and since then he has been prolific, writing over 30 books in all, including a work of fiction (The Pregnant King) and several children's books. His list of three books this year has earned him a place in the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List. He also works on TV shows and is consultant to organisations on culture, diversity and leadership.
Fast Fact: Pattanaik has served in the Future Group as its chief belief officer, a designation created "to draw attention to the value of belief in business".

2016 Celebrity 100

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