Suhel Seth is one of the very few people who can wear many hats with ease. An advertising professional, talk show host, writer, and actor, Suhel Seth has done it all. From humble beginnings to one of the most admired personalities, Suhel Seth is an inspiration for millions of youth of the country.
Born in 1963 in Kolkata, then known as Calcutta, Suhel Seth spent his early years in the City of Joy. Born in a business family, Seth was schooled at some of the best institutions like La Martiniere Calcutta and St Joseph’s College, Nainital. After completing his schooling, Seth enrolled at Jadavpur University where he did BA (Honors) in English and MA in international relations. He also pushed Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
An Advertising professional
Suhel Seth began his advertising career with Contract Advertising. Over the years, Seth worked with leading stalwarts of advertising and some reputed companies like Response India and Ogilvy & Mather. In 1996, Seth set up Equus with his brother Swapan Seth. Within a few years, Seth created a formidable reputation and worked on some leading advertising campaigns including the 1999 Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s prime ministerial campaign. In 2002, he founded the advertising firm Counselage. The company did extremely well and bagged many prominent clients like Jet Airways, Coca Cola India, Delhi Government and many others.
Suhel Seth is a prolific writer and has penned many books some of which have gone on to become best sellers. Seth’s first book Into Your Face was an instant hit. The book is a collection of the various interviews conducted by Seth and the columns penned by him. Seth also teamed up with RK Laxman and Khushwant Singh and co-authored the book Kalighat to Calcutta. Written in a lucid style, the book is a highly entertaining read. His other books include set To The Top and The Target, which he co-authored with Shantanu Guha Ray.
Theatre and Bollywood
Suhel Seth is also an accomplished theatre personality and has worked in more than 135 English plays. He has also acted in several Bollywood blockbusters which include Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, calendar Girls, Reg, Guzaarish to name a few. Seth’s spectacular performance has been lauded by the viewers and critics.
Suhel Seth is a multi-talented and versatile personality who has carved a niche in the world of advertising, writing and Bollywood through sheer dint of hard work. Apart from winning many awards and achievements, Suhel Seth is also involved in philanthropy.