Aashu Patel

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Aashu Patel
આશુ પટેલ
Aashawinkumar Khant

(1968-07-18) July 18, 1968 (age 55)
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Columnist
  • Ravjibhai Khant (father)
  • Savitaben Khant (mother)
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  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
PeriodModern Gujarati literature
  • Novel
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  • Columnist

Aashu Patel is a Gujarati author and journalist who has penned down Fifty-One books, interviewed and has written several weekly and daily columns novels and documentary series in many Gujarati daily newspapers and magazines like Gujarat Samachar, Mumbai Samachar, Sandesh, Divya Bhaskar, Mid-day, Gujarat Mitra, Loksatta, Jansatta, Samkaleen (Indian Express group), Femina, Abhiyaan, Hi India (Indo-American newspaper in the U.S.), etc.

He had been invited by the United States government as a guest in September 2004 and the government of Macau in October 2005. His English book 'Madam X'' English is soon to be adapted for the screen.[1]

Early Life & Background

He was born in a small village named Jam Sakhpur in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, on 18th July 1968. His official name is Ashwinkumar Khant. Aashu Patel is his pen name which he adopted when he moved to Mumbai. His father, Ravjibhai Khant was a farmer, and his mother, Savitaben Khant is a homemaker. Leading a simple life, Patel grew up with four siblings, three sisters and an elder brother. Second, to the youngest, he left home at the age of 18 in 1987 to pursue his dreams to become a journalist in Mumbai. After moving to Mumbai, he rose fast in his career and build a vast network. The veteran journalists he learned under often praised his skills, dedication, and presence of mind.[2]


In 1987, he started his career as a Reporter in Gujarati magazine Abhiyaan. After that, he became the Chief Reporter at Yuvadarshan magazine in 1989. He worked for Udaan weekly for some time. He edited a magazine from 1991 to 1993.

He joined Gujarat Samachar, in 1995 as a special correspondent. He had worked for Mumbai Samachar as a special correspondent for some time. In January 1998, he became the Resident Editor of Sandesh Newspaper and held the post until April 2003. He then went on to become the City News Editor of the Mumbai Edition of Gujarat Samachar in 2003. After this, he was the Resident Editor at GujaratMitra, and then he once again became the City News Editor at Gujarat Samachar. Currently, he is the Editor and pioneer of the only premium Gujarati monthly magazine Cocktail Zindagi.

In September 2004, he visited the United States as a guest of the US government on the invitation of the Department of State. He attended the Third International Kashmir Peace Conference in Washington. In October 2005, he was also invited by the government of Macau when he visited Macau, Hong Kong, and China.

He has co-produced two Hindi plays named “Aakhir Kyon?” in 2002 and “K…K…Kiran” in 2006. He was the Creative Producer in India’s first Gujarati sports film, 'Gujarat 11'[3] directed by Jayant Gilatar. Bollywood director Tigmanshu Dhulia making a film based on his English novel, Madam X.[4][5][6]


Gujarati Literature

  • Off The Record
  • Vishchakra[7]
  • The Don[8]
  • Mix Masala
  • Sat + Ek = Shoonya
  • 36, Pali Hill
  • Point Blank
  • Lamp Post
  • Chal Man Mumbai Nagari
  • Dharo Ke...
  • Around America
  • Ishk Vishk Pyar Vyar
  • On The Record
  • Mrugjal
  • Madam X[9]
  • Sukh No Password[10]
  • Mrs. Mafia[11]
  • Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam[12]
  • Sukh Dot Com[13]
  • Sukh @ Life.in[14]
  • Once Upon A Time Part 1 & 2[15]
  • Narendra Modi: Tasir Tasviroma
  • Zindaginama[16]
  • Ek Rasta Hai Zindagi
  • Jeevan Ek Safar[17]
  • Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi[18]
  • Life Circus : Show Must Go On
  • Life Dot Com[19]
  • Ek Rochak Zindagi Ni Varta, Ek Varta Ma Romanchak Zindagi[20]
  • Sukh Safari[21]
  • Mukam Post Sukh[22]
  • Colours Of Life[23]
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro[24]
  • Life Rainbow
  • Life Unlimited
  • Mukam Post Manas
  • Sukhotsav
  • Jeevan Safari
  • Pin Code 101 part 1[25]
  • Pin Code 101 Part 2[26]
  • Zindagi Ek Mukam
  • Zindagi No Password
  • Vat Ek Raatni
  • Life Galaxy
  • Sukhnama
  • Zindagi Ek Dhoopchhanv

English Literature

  • Madam X (Novel)[27]
  • Narendra Modi (A Visionary Prime Minister)[28]
  • Reshu (Novel)
  • 11, North Avenue (Novel)

Hindi Literature

  • Baat Ek Raat ki (Novel)


His book "Narendra Modi (A Visionary Prime Minister)" is launched by Smriti Irani and thi is become the largest book launch event of Indian History.[29]


  1. "ફરી જિંદગી જીવવાની તક મળે તો કાન્તિ ભટ્ટ જ બનવાનું પસંદ કરું!". BBC News ગુજરાતી (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  2. "ફરી જિંદગી જીવવાની તક મળે તો કાન્તિ ભટ્ટ જ બનવાનું પસંદ કરું!". BBC News ગુજરાતી (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  3. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10080996/fullcredits
  4. "'Madam X' has an interesting climax: Tigmanshu Dhulia". The Indian Express. 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  5. "'Madam X' has an interesting climax: Tigmanshu Dhulia". News18. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  6. "Tigmanshu Dhulia will helm a film based on Aashu Patel's novel 'Madam X' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  7. Paṭela, Āśu. Vishacakra : Mumbaīyā aṇḍaravarlḍanī 1998sudhīnī ghaṭanāone āvarī letī ḍokyumenṭa novela. Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-82712-58-9. OCLC 900609236.
  8. Paṭela, Āśu. (2009). Dha Ḍona (1. āvr̥tti ed.). Rājkota: Paravīṇa Pusataka Bhaṃdāra. ISBN 978-81-7790-124-5. OCLC 695016099.
  9. Patela, Āśu. (2011). Meḍama Ex (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Amadāvāda: Navabhārata Sāhitya Mandira. ISBN 978-93-80192-69-7. OCLC 774897056.
  10. Patel, Aashu. Sukh No Password. ISBN 9789384962654.
  11. Paṭela, Āśu. (2013). Misisa Māphiyā : aṇḍaravarlḍanā keṭalāka ḍonanī patnīo ane priyatamāonī romān̄caka, saspensaphula ane diladhaḍaka dāstāna (1. āvr̥tti ed.). Amadāvāda: Aśoka Prakāśana Mandira. ISBN 978-93-82712-04-6. OCLC 859207008.
  12. Patel, Aashu. Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam. ISBN 9789382712572.
  13. Aashu, Patel. Sukh Dot Com. ISBN 9789382712633.
  14. Paṭela, Āśu. (2014). Sukha @ lāīpha.ina (1. āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī: Navabhārata Sāhitya Mandira. ISBN 978-93-82712-55-8. OCLC 879632708.
  15. Paṭela, Āśu.; પટેલ,આસું. (2014). Vansa apona a ṭāīma (1. āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī: Navabhārata Sāhitya Mandira. ISBN 978-93-82712-65-7. OCLC 880347258.
  16. Paṭela, Āśu. Jhindagīnāmā (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-30-2. OCLC 921830470.
  17. Bhaṭṭa, Kānti, 1931-. Jīvana eka saphara. Paṭela, Āśu (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-28-9. OCLC 921916629.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  18. Bhaṭṭa, Kānti, 1931-. Calatī kā nāma jindagī. Paṭela, Āśu (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-35-7. OCLC 921916643.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  19. Paṭela, Āśu. Lāipha ḍoṭa kôma (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-29-6. OCLC 921830462.
  20. Paṭela, Āśu. (2014). Eka rocaka jindagīnī vārtā, eka vārtāmāṃ romāñcaka jindagī (1. āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī: Navabhārata Sāhitya Mandira. ISBN 978-93-82712-64-0. OCLC 880347158.
  21. Paṭela, Āśu. Sukha saphārī (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-27-2. OCLC 921175330.
  22. Paṭela, Āśu. Mukāma posṭa sukha (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-26-5. OCLC 921830315.
  23. Paṭela, Āśu (2015). Kalarsa ôpha lāipha (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-32-6. OCLC 921830471.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  24. Paṭela, Āśu. Jāne bhī do yāro (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī. ISBN 978-93-84962-36-4. OCLC 921830350.
  25. Paṭela, Āśu; પટેલ, આશુ. (2019). Pina koḍa - 101 (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī [India]. ISBN 978-93-88116-03-9. OCLC 1089609697.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  26. Paṭela, Āśu; પટેલ, આશુ. (2019). Pina koḍa - 101 (Prathama āvr̥tti ed.). Mumbaī [India]. ISBN 978-93-88116-03-9. OCLC 1089609697.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  27. Aashu, Patel. Madam X. ISBN 9788179634585.
  28. Aashu, Patel. Narendra Modi (A Visionary Prime Minister). Mumbai. ISBN 9789382712831.
  29. "Smriti Irani launches coffee table book on Narendra Modi". Deccan Chronicle. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2020-08-10.

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