One of India’s best selling biographers Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta is currently in London. Her pit stops so far have been a meeting with the Dean of Oxford Said Business School and the Indian High Commission in London. Her latest book ‘Sanjeev Kumar- The Actor We all Loved‘ has been a bestseller in India, since its pre-order was announced.
” Art is a bridge that helps us understand each other better. Hence, it was a privilege to offer copies of Sanjeev Kumar-The Actor We All Loved’ to the Oxford SAID Business School and the India House Library at the High commission. Dean Soumitra Dutta at the SAID Business School is an author himself and has a fine appreciation for storytelling. As does Sujit Ghosh, the Acting High Commissioner to London, who has such a keen sense of history and legacy” said Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta. The Head of the Nehru Centre, Amish Tripathi was also present at the India House meeting.
Commenting on her experience of narrating Sanjeev Kumar’s life story, co-author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta comments ‘It took me four years, multiple interviews with over 25 contributors, poring over 800 magazine articles in five languages to write this book. Sanjeev Kumar was one of those rare performers who ‘became the character’, instead of playing it and his perennial fandom is proof. The book chronicles his rags-to-riches story, his motivations, his fears and his God-gifted talent. Readers will feel that they are in the same room as Sanjeev Kumar- understanding his life firsthand. It is an entertaining read and a preparation for aspiring actors, all at once.”
Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta is a prolific biographer, reviewer for CNBC TV18, and a bibliophile. She is credited with the acclaimed Red Dot Experiment, a ten-year-long and six-nation study on how culture impacts communication. A polyglot, she speaks five languages. This is Reeta’s third book. In 2018, she wrote ‘Rescript Your Life’, a self-help autobiographical narrative and in 2021, she wrote ‘The Stranger In the Mirror’ the biography of BAFTA nominated film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Author Amish Tripathi and Biographer, Lexical Architect Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta with India’s acting high commissioner to London Sujit Ghosh at the Indian High Commission in London.