Aayush Gupta is an author-screenwriter who oscillates between Delhi and Mumbai depending upon the medium he’s working on at the moment. He’s done his graduation in Journalism and postgraduation in English Literature from the University of Delhi. Trained in playing the Santoor under Pt. S.N. Sopori, he is also a Sangeet Prabhakar from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti.
His debut novel Toppers, a YA political thriller, was published by Penguin Random House India in 2016. Since then, he’s been a part of writers’ rooms in Eros, Zee, and is currently associated with Yash Raj Films. He’s produced and presented shows for All India Radio’s External Services and National channels. Under his own banner, Guddi Productions, he has directed and co-produced multiple nonfiction shows and documentaries.
He is currently working on a darkly subversive contemporary retelling of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas, which is being represented by A Suitable Agency.