Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Till date he has written four novels, all bestsellers, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key and Private India.
Ashwin’s first novel, The Rozabal Line was self-published in 2007 under his pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. The theological thriller based upon the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller.
Ashwin’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant, a modern-day political thriller with roots in ancient Mauryan history, shot into almost every bestseller list in India within a few weeks of launch. The novel went on to win the Crossword Popular Choice Award. The novel remained on AC Nielsen’s India Top-10 for over two years.
Ashwin’s third offering, The Krishna Key, a fast-paced and riveting thriller that explores the ancient secrets of the Vedic age and the Mahabharata, was released in August 2012 and shot to #1 on the A.C. Nielsen all-India fiction rankings within the first week of its release.
Ashwin’s fourth novel was a collaboration with James Patterson, the world’s highest selling thriller writer. It is an India-based crime thriller in Patterson’s Private series and was released in July 2014. The book hit #1 on AC Nielsen’s India Fiction list within two weeks and then hit the UK Top-10 six weeks later. The book went on to hit the New York Times bestseller list.
Ashwin has recently penned a non-fiction title, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. Positioned as a motivational self-help book, the title has had a tremendous response and has remained on AC Nielsen’s Non-Fiction India List since the past three months.
Ashwin is also working on his next independent title, Sialkot Saga, a business thriller with a historical twist. He hopes to publish it by August 2015.
Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings.
Ashwin is an entrepreneur by profession but writing historical fiction in the thriller genre is his passion and hobby. When he isn’t busy churning out bestsellers, he works for the MK Sanghi Group, which has varied business interests in India.
Ashwin was educated at Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He holds a masters degree in business management from Yale University.
Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his son, Raghuvir.
More information at www.sanghi.in