Faraaz Kazi

The recipient of the YCOF National Excellence Award and the winner of the National Debut Youth Fiction Award 2013, Faraaz Kazi is also called as The Nicholas Sparks of India. A certified soft-skills trainer and a triple post grad, Kazi previously an entrepreneur, now helps brands scale their digital presence. Kazi has authored seven books- Truly Madly Deeply (Romance, 2010), The Other Side (Horror, 2013), LOVE (Romance, 2014), More Than Just Friends (Romance, 2016) also translated in Hindi as Dost se Kahi Badhkar, 14 Shades of Love (Romance, 2017), Meant To Be Together (Romance, 2019) and The Sun, The Moon & The Love In Between (Romance, 2022). Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed ‘Film Writers Association of India’ and a former member of ‘The International Horror Writers Association’. Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to have been nominated in seven categories of the Good reads choice awards, apart from being the first Indian novel to win the ‘Best Debut in Romance’ in the same awards. It is also the only Indian book in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list. His second book, The Other Side that was co-authored with Dr. Vivek Banerjee remains the most successful commercial horror title in India. Felicitated by numerous institutions and bodies which include the Ministry of Chattisgarh and the University of Mumbai, Kazi has also been featured in the SBJ Legends of tomorrow calendar and is the recipient of the Karmaveer Chakra (Bronze) medal for his contributions in the field of writing. Kazi is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love.