Vikram Chandra was born in New Delhi on July 23, 1961. He comes, as he has told Kevin Mahoney in interview, from a family of writers:
My mother [Kamna Chandra] is a screenwriter who has also written for radio and television. My sister Tanuja is a screenwriter and director who has just released a Hindi film, Dushman, co-written and directed by her. My other sister, Anupama, is a film critic and journalist who writes for India Today. My father is a businessman, for which the rest of us are eternally grateful – he supported us during the lean years. (Mahoney Interview),
It is his family that Chandra …
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Teverson, Andrew. "Vikram Chandra". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2002
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