I was born in 1978 in Khurda, a small town in Orissa, India. I went to school in Khurda and Bhubaneswar and then finished my Bachelors of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I live near Boston, MA.


Saurav Mohapatra
I am a freelance writer.  My most well known work is my creator-owned graphic novel “MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL” . My most recent work includes SHOLAY: GABBAR (The official prequel to the iconic Indian movie) from Westland/Graphic India, WAY OF THE WARRIOR, and MOON MOUNTAIN from Penguin Random House.
Here’s the bio I use
I have also worked on WITCHBLADE for Image Comics/Top Cow and THE PHANTOM for Moonstone Books.   During my time at Virgin Comics, I wrote the monthly series Shekhar Kapur’s DEVI, SADHU and Deepak Chopra presents INDIA AUTHENTIC as well as the one shots JIMMY ZHINGHCAK  and MUMBAI MACGUFFIN. I’m always open for possible collaboration with other creative professionals and i can be reached via the contact page or at mohaps AT gmail DOT com.

Here’s a formal-ish bio in third-person that I use for my books:

Saurav Mohapatra is a self-described “author, artist, and bona fide geek”, best known for his crime-noir
graphic novel MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL (Archaia).

He has also worked on WITCHBLADE (Image Comics/Top Cow) and THE PHANTOM (Moonstone Books). His other credits include SHOLAY: GABBAR (Westland), MOON MOUNTAIN (Penguin), WAY OF THE WARRIOR(Penguin), and DEEPAK CHOPRA PRESENTS INDIA AUTHENTIC, DEVI, THE SADHU, JIMMY ZHINGCHAK, and MUMBAI MACGUFFIN for Virgin Comics/Graphic India. He’s currently working on his upcoming science-fiction short story collection called FUTURE TENSE, about a near future dystopian India.

Saurav holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. As an engineer, he has worked on various technologies like Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Geospatial Indexing, Sensory Substitution, and Haptics. He lives near San Francisco, CA with his kids, dog, and cat.


I was the Co-founder of a start-up called dimdim, the world’s free web conference company 🙂 for which I served as Director of Technology. In Jan 2011, Dimdim was acquired by Salesforce.com and I relocated to Salesforce HQ in San Francisco.

I also like to play cricket and softball.

I used to be very active in the indie game development scene and was particularly involved with the irrlicht 3d engine and have received an author credit for it.

The photograph supplied in this page is free for use as per GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 (GFDL) . Here is the download link

One Reply to “About”

  1. Hi Saurav,
    Hope to see you at the Bangalore Comic Con on June 2nd 2013.
    I had ordered your book from Flipkart a while ago, but strangely there was no news or response from the retailers (they’re there only to sell, not explain why it was delayed, etc.).
    Anil Achar

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