Preeti Shenoy is an Indian writer born and raised in India.
Preeti Shenoy Indian prodigy was born on 21 December 1971 in India and has 14 bestsellers to her name. He received his education in various Kendriya Vidyalayas in India. She did her 11th and 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya Girinagar and graduated in commerce from St. Teresa’s College. The popular author has been consistently nominated in the Forbes 100 Most Influential Celebrities list since 2013. Since childhood, she was keen on art, so she used to draw and paint. He is a self-taught painter. She has been a best-selling author for some time. The author debuted in 2008 with a successful book, 34 Bubblegums & Candles. He is often named among the first to do creative non-fiction.
The author lost his father in 2006 and his mother lives in Kerala. The author appears to be a family head. She spends a lot of time with them and cherishes a close bond with her family.
husband and children
Preeti is married to Satish Shenoy. He has a daughter and a son.
Preeti Shenoy is an Indian Hindu.
The now bestseller debuted in 2006 with the blog ’21 Days of Positivity’ on how to survive and cope with the loss of your father. Talking about grief and loss and coping with her blog, she says,
I lost him (his father) in 2006 but for anyone dealing with grief I can tell you one thing, the pain never goes away, you just learn to manage it better and you Learn to go on in your daily life but every happy memory is going to sting with sadness from now on and this is something you have to accept.
Blog writing soon turned into writing for newspaper columns. He has contributed stories to The Chicken Soup Series. Followed by poetry till his book. The first book she wrote was based on a piece of creative non-fiction from a newspaper column she used to write. The book was a great success in translating this book into several languages, including Turkish. The writer’s career has been a beautiful journey of nothing but success, but Preeti says her books faced rejection before she became a bestseller today.
I faced countless rejections for my second book, which later did so well and was even translated into various Indian languages as well as Turkish. I am glad that my books have been translated into Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu, to name a few, and have been well received across the country. I am admired by people of all backgrounds and it is overwhelming as well as being humble. The journey so far has been wonderful. I have worked hard to be where I am.
The author says that no matter where one is in their career, rejection hurts but it is important to have faith in yourself. The author’s debut book, ‘Bubblegums and Candies’ is a humorous and engaging book that contains events inspired by his own life. It came out in 2008, she revisited the book in 2018 and made another best seller, adding perspective to her debut book, Love a Little Stronger. Describing her 2015 book Why We Love the Way We Do, she shares inspiration about how important it is to step out of one’s comfort zone, which also reflects how she feels. Understands youth.
I am able to connect well with young people because I understand and receive them,” she says. “I think most people don’t understand them. I was recently reading a book by Dr. Frances Jensen called ‘The Teenage Brain’ that I could co-correlate. Jensen is a neuroscientist and has worked for adolescents. Brainstormed and I find that book fascinating. And, then my being on social media is accidental. I’ve always had a blog and been on social media before I became a writer.
She has been blogging since before becoming the best selling Indian female author. She has created great and wonderful works, which she credits to the understanding of her readers. She says people would prefer to read something they belong to rather than read about a foreign land miles away. She also says that her enthusiasm to work harder or harder than boys in sports is unshakeable, according to her marketing after writing the book is equally important. All his books have done exceptionally well. She feels completely inspired by Ruskin Bond’s writing style. The author challenges himself with his new book ‘The Magic Mindset’, breaking away from his writing style. She feels that this is not only an important moment in her career but she also wants a legacy for two kids who can read it as she feels it is a practical guide unlike other self help books. It is not overwhelming and further explains that the book is not a messiah of hope, ignoring the ground realities of life. Rather it is a self-help book with practical approach to achieve a happy life.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- Preeti Shenoy won the ‘Indian of the Year’ award in 2017 in New Delhi. The function was organized by Brands Academy.
- She is also the recipient of the Business Excellence Award instituted by the New Delhi Institute of Management.
Preeti had a strong opinion on plagiarism when her fellow writer Chetan Bhagat was accused of plagiarizing someone else’s work. He was seen saying that accusing people of plagiarism was the easiest thing to do, but coincidences are not so rare in the world of writers. She came in support of Bhagat, saying that matching plots is not strange as she was working on a book herself, when she found the work of an Irish writer who was very similar to her, summarizing what she had read. By reading He had to throw away all the hard work of 25000 words. The allegation against Bhagat came from Anvita Bajpai, who claims to have gifted him her book at the Bangalore Litfest 2014. That Bhagat’s book was based on one of his short stories. He further supported Chetan Bhagat saying that writers hardly have time to read the works presented to him unless it is a close or dear friend. To her it seemed really out of place, yet she says, the plots match up too often. After admitting to not being able to read the books presented to him, writers often left them in hotel rooms. He signed off saying that justice must be done and he agrees with his fellow writer Tuhin Sinha who says,
“It is unthinkable to ban a book until the decision is passed.”
- Author: Ruskin Bond, Kiran Nagarkar
Facts / Trivia
- Preeti is very fond of animals, has a pet dog and is also raising 3 stray kittens.
- She is a fitness enthusiast and doesn’t let her age define her.
- Preeti wants to go bungee jumping one day and lead an ascetic life by joining a yoga camp in the Himalayas for a month.
- Shenoy’s daughter, Apoorva Shenoy has designed book covers for her mother and the author has also included some of her earlier illustrations in her books.
- Preeti Shenoy reflected on the time of lockdown and described it as a time of introspection and self-reflection.