Mumbai based Bestselling author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta visits Oxford Said Business School

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    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.

    The book was launched in India on 9th July, Sanjeev Kumar’s birthday by another superstar of Indian cinema Anil Kapoor.  Endorsed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the book  carries a blurb by him to the effect, ’he was a natural; one of the most powerful actors.’  
     
    Udayan Mitra, Executive Publisher, HarperCollins India has said about the bookOne of the great actors to have graced the celluloid screen, Sanjeev Kumar passed away at an early age, when he was in his forties. Thirty-seven years later, film enthusiasts are still in awe of the performative skills and the versatile talent of the actor who could take on any role and brand it as his own. Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta and Uday Jariwala’s book is a wonderful tribute to the actor we all loved, with accounts from many luminaries in the film industry who knew Sanjeev Kumar intimately. This is a biography that will bring back memories of a golden age of Indian cinema for many readers.”
     
    Co-author Uday Jariwala is Sanjeev Kumar’s nephew and heir to his legacy. The book traverses Sanjeev Kumar’s life from 1938 to 1985,  and has historical significance in the annals of Indian cinema. It has received rave reviews and  promises to be a thorough entertainer, taking us through Sanjeev Kumar’s journey to becoming one of the greatest actors Indian cinema has ever seen. It features personal essays by his friends and leading Bollywood names including Gulzar, Randhir Kapoor, and co-stars Sharmila Tagore, Moushmi Chatterjee, Tanuja, among others.
     

    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.”  

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    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.

    PFA some pictures: 
     
    Testimonial by PM Narendra Modi Ji -He was a natural- one of the most powerful actors.
     
     Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and Author, Biographer Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta.
     

    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.

      Actor Anil Kapoor with author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta at the book launch of Sanjeev Kumar-The Actor We All Loved.

     

     
     

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