Anand Neelakantan is a highly admired Indian author. His debut novel Asura the Tale of the Vanquished was a best seller and highly recommended reads in 2012. This success was followed up with Ajaya: Epic of the Kaurava Clan –Roll of the dice. He was also chosen as one of the six most remarkable writers of 2012. He is also a popular columnist for some big publications across India. He has also written screenplays for mythological themed TV shows such as Siya ke Ram, Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman. He is currently partnered with the makers of Bahubali in making a prequel- The Rise of Sivagami for a series on Netflix. His latest book –Vanara –The Legend of Bali, Sugreeva and Tara has garnered a lot of intrigue from readers.