Ananth Padmanabhan is CEO of HarperCollins India. He began his career in 1992 as a bookseller at the Landmark Bookstores in Chennai before joining Penguin India as a sales representative for South India. In 2010, he was named Vice President and was later appointed Senior Vice President in 2014. Also a novelist, his first work of fiction, Play with Me, was published in 2014. He is also a photographer and has completed many personal and professional projects, one of which is on publishing and titled Calcutta: Walking in the City.