Chetan Prakash Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author and columnist. He was included in Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.
Bhagat graduated in mechanical engineering at IIT Delhi and completed an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad. He started his career as an investment banker, but left it after a few years to pursue his passion in writing. He has written eight novels and three non-fiction books. His first novel, Five Point Someone, was published in 2004. His novels have been listed as bestsellers.