One of India’s most splendid writers and advertising gurus, Suhel Seth is a man who effortlessly educes awe and admiration. From presenting TV shows and writing books to advertising and acting in Bollywood blockbusters, Suhel Seth dons multiple hats and carries them off with panache.
Born into a business family in 1963, Suhel Seth was a bit different right from a young age. Suhel was never keen on joining the family business of chemical manufacturing. He completed his education from some of the country’s best colleges and schools such as St Joseph’s College, Nainital, La Martiniere, Kolkata, and Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His education nurtured in him him avid reading qualities and being the talented writer that he is, he chose advertising as a profession. He has worked with many prominent personalities and received plenty of applause for his work in the field. After working at some renowned advertising firms such as Response, Contract advertising, and Oglivy & Mather, he started his own venture- Equus in 1996 with his brother Swapan Seth. Later in 2002, he established Couselage, a consultancy firm.
Suhel Seth has written many books and is an expert socialite. His books offer inspiration and give valuable insights into how to win friends. His book ‘Mantras for Success: India’s Greatest CEOs Tell You How to Win’, is a must-read for budding entrepreneurs. It features some of India’s leading businessmen such as Anand Mahindra, Adi Godrej, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla, and Anand Mahindra and teaches the mantra of corporate success. Suhel’s books have an inspirational tone and have an educational value. Some of his other best sellers include ‘How to Be Socially Successful’ and ‘How to Make Friends at Work’.
Theatre has been of particular interest to Suhel from a young age. He has acted in a number of plays and worked with leading names such as Utpal Dutt. He has been voted as the best theatre actor by many including Khushwant Singh. His proficient acting skills have also won him roles in many movies such as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Calendar Girls and Guzaarish. He is married to model Lakshmi Menon and has diverse interests. He also works as a consultant to many of India’s leading conglomerates. His versatile personality is hard to ignore. He is often seen talking openly about the various issues haunting the country on his social media handles, particularly Twitter.