Sumrit Shahi Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Sumrit Shahi

Sumrit Shahi is an Indian novelist and a screenwriter. He is known for writing romance novels.

Wiki/Biography

Sumrit Shahi was born on Friday, 12 February 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2023) in Chandigarh, India. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He completed his 10th grade at St. John’s High School, Chandigarh, and then went to SelaQui International School, Dehradun, where he was soon expelled following which he came back to Chandigarh and completed his schooling at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. Later, he pursued his graduation in Liberal Arts at Symbiosis International University, Pune and also majored in Media Studies with Film Appreciation and Business Management.

Family

SumritĀ belongs to a Punjabi Sikh family.

Parents & Siblings

His mother’s name is Smiley Shahi, and he has two sisters, Jasween Pathania, and Twinkle Shahi.

Sumrit Shahi with his mother

Sumrit Shahi with his mother

Sumrit Shahi with his family

Sumrit Shahi (standing right) with his family

Religion

He follows Sikhism.

Sumrit Shahi at Golden Temple

Sumrit Shahi at the Golden Temple

Signature/Autograph

Autograph

Career

NovelsĀ 

At 17, Sumrit wrote his first novel, “Just Friends,” in 2010 and his debut novel sold more than 1 Lakh copies in the first few months. His second novel, “A Lot Like Love… A Li ‘l Like Chocolate,” was released in October 2011, and his second book became famous for its dark humour. In May 2015, his third novel, “Never Kiss Your Best Friend,” was published under Rupa Publications. His novels are translated and published in Hindi as well.

Television

Sumrit has written stories for more than 1300 episodes in 10 television shows including Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera (2012-2015) co-written with Durjoy Dutta, Sadda Haq – My Life, My Choice (2013 – 2016), Million Dollar Girl – From Banaras to Paris (2014-2015), and Boyz (2015).

Newspapers

Sumrit worked as a feature writer for The Daily Post, Chandigarh, in the summer of 2012, and later, in the same year, he freelanced with India Today as a Business Profile writer.

Web Series

His third novel, Never Kiss Your Best Friend, was adapted into a web series with the same name and Sumrit, along with, Durjoy Dutta wrote the screenplay for the show starring Nakuul Mehta and Anya Singh. He has written the scripts for many Web series including Black Coffee (2017), Duck Sey Dude (2018), Medically Yours (2019), and Dev DD (2021).

Awards

In 2015, he was listed on the list of the top 30 young artists under 30 in the country by Hindustan Times.

Favourites

  • Food: Rajma Chawal, Sushi
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Book Series: Harry Potter

Facts/Trivia

  • He was referred to as the ā€œrock star of youth writingā€ after the release of his second novel.
  • He has appeared at many TED Talks events like at GGDSD College, Chandigarh.

    Sumrit Shahi during a TED Talks event at GGDSD College, Chandigarh

    Sumrit Shahi during a TED Talks event at GGDSD College, Chandigarh

  • Sumrit Shahi is a Dog Lover.

    Sumrit Shahi with his dog

    Sumrit Shahi with his dog

  • He was one of the panellists at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2020.

    Sumrit Shahi at the Jaipur Literature Festival

    Sumrit Shahi at the Jaipur Literature Festival

  • Sumrit Shahi loves to travel and has travelled to many countries including Dubai, Spain, the UK, and France.
    Sumrit Shahi on a beach in Dubai

    Sumrit Shahi on a beach in Dubai

     

  • He describes himself as a foodie and often uploads his pictures with different food items on Instagram.

    Sumrit Shahi eating at a restaurant

    Sumrit Shahi eating at a restaurant

 

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