Sonia Golani is a non-fiction author residing in Mumbai. Her first book Corporate Divas: Stories of 18 Indian women business leaders was published to much acclaim by Penguin in the year 2011. Ever since, Sonia has written two more books and her fourth book titled ‘What After Money And Fame’ will be published in the latter half of 2016, once again by Penguin Random House. Sonia’s second book, My Life, My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers published by Westland is a much appreciated bestseller. Her third book Decoding Bollywood: Stories of 15 Film Directors, also published by Westland is a tribute to her city of Mumbai, the film capital of the country and to the hundred years of Indian cinema.
Sonia has personally met / interacted with India’s leaders and icons in diverse spheres for her books, each one of which is centred around a particular concept of immense contemporary significance. Here’s a complete listing of the individuals she has covered in her books:
Corporate Divas: Naina Lal Kidwai, Zia Mody, Tanya Dubash, Chanda Kochhar, Shikha Sharma, Vinita Bali, Sminu Jindal, Preetha Reddy, Manisha Girotra, Vedika Bhandarkar, Dipali Goenka, Urvi Piramal, Vinita Gupta, Roopa Kudva, Punita Kumar Sinha, Mandeep Maitra, Rajshree Pathy, Zarina Mehta
My Life, My Rules: Union Minister of Defence Mr. Manohar Parrikar, R Madhavan, Harsha Bhogle, Amish Tripathi, Rahul Akerkar, Nikhil Chinapa, Aditi Govitrikar, Nalin Khanduri, Latika Khaneja, Rahul Narasimha Ram, Ashish Rajpal, Rajeev Samant, Krishnamachari Shrikkanth, Ingrid Srinath, Tarun Tahiliani, Praveen Tyagi, Rashmi Uday Singh, Minal Vazirani
Decoding Bollywood : Ashutosh Gowariker, Farah Khan, Anurag Basu, Mahesh Bhatt, Kabir Khan, Kunal Kohli, Vipul Shah, Nagesh Kukunoor, Nandita Das, Prakash Jha, R Balki, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Rohit Shetty, Sudhir Mishra, Zoya Akhtar.
What After Money And Fame: Adi Godrej, Anu Aga, Ajay Piramal, Amit Chandra, Hafeez Contractor, Harish Salve, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Narayana Murthy, Javed Akhtar and the Union Minister of State for Finance Mr. Jayant Sinha.
Sonia graduated with an Hons. degree from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi and then acquired a Masters from the Delhi University. Before taking to writing she was a successful entrepreneur and managed her search firm, Management Consultants group for more than a decade and a half. When not reading or writing, she loves the outdoors, music and golf. Sonia is passionate about women empowerment and totally believes in the power of positivity, continuous learning and enhancement of skills.