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These Celebrities have turned Writers!

Riya Aggarwal | October 1, 2018

We all love reading books, and when these books are written by our favorite celebrities, reading them becomes all the more fun!

Yes! You read it right. Some of your favorite celebrities have turned authors and written some wonderful books. All these books are easily available in your neighborhood bookstore and online, so go ahead and read them!

Twinkle Khanna

The daughter of yesteryear actress Dimple Kapadia and the wife of actor Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna is one of the most well-known authors in the film industry. The former actress started by writing weekly columns in the ‘Times of India’ newspaper.  

Twinkle published her first book ‘Mrs. Funnybones’ in 2015. In this book, the actress pokes fun at the typical Indian family. Twinkle’s second book, ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ was published in November 2016. This book is a collection of four short stories on feminism.

The former actress’ latest book is ‘Pyjamas are Forgiving.’ The book released in September 2018 and its launch was quite a star-studded affair. Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Ranveer Singh were all seen at the launch of Twinkle’s third novel.


Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one of the fittest actresses in the industry today. The actress has publicly said that yoga has helped her a lot, both mentally and physically.

Apart from sharing her expertise about yoga, the actress has also gone on to share her fitness secrets and diet plans in her book ‘The Great Indian Diet’ which was published in 2014.


Karan Johar

Actor, director, producer and TV show host-there is nothing that Karan Johar has not done! In January 2017, Karan launched his autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy.’

Covering his childhood, his first film and his famous fight with actress Kajol, Karan has talked about all this (and much more) in his debut novel ‘An Unsuitable Boy.’


Rishi Kapoor

Father of actor Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor has also penned his autobiography. The actor’s book ‘Khullam Khulla-Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’ hit bookstores across the country in January 2017.

Speaking about the book, Rishi Kapoor said that the book is “from the heart, my life and times, as I lived it.”


Shweta Bachchan Nanda

The daughter of megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan recently announced her debut novel ‘Paradise Towers’.

All set to release in October 2018, the novel looks at the ‘drama and dynamics of intertwined lives’ in a residential complex that is named ‘Paradise Towers.’

Speaking about her foray into writing, Shweta says that ‘she comes from a family of storytellers.’ Shweta’s grandfather was an acclaimed poet and writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan, whose poem ‘Madhushala’ is probably one of the most well-known literary works in Hindi literature.

Sonali Bendre Behl

Another celebrity turned author is actress Sonali Bendre Behl. The actress wrote the novel ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting’.

Drawing on her personal experiences, the actress shares tips about raising kids in the digital era, while striking a balance between ‘tradition and modernity,’ in this book of hers.

Sources:, Deccan Chronicle, FilmiBeat Hindi, FirstPost, Hindustan Times, iDiva, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Times of India, Vogue, DNA India, Peepingmoon, dailypakistan

Riya Aggarwal




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