Jay Shetty (born 6 September 1987) is a British-Indian podcaster, author, and life coach. He is also a co-founder of Sama Tea.

Jay Shetty
Shetty in August 2019
Born (1987-09-06) 6 September 1987 (age 36)[citation needed]
EducationQueen Elizabeth's School
Alma materCass Business School
Years active2013–present
Notable workThink Like a Monk[1]
SpouseRadhi Devlukia[2]
Awards11th Shorty Awards

Personal life edit

Shetty, a British-Indian, grew up in Barnet, North London with his parents and younger sister in a Hindu family.[3][4] His mother is a Gujarati (Indian) from Yemen and father is a Tuluva Karnataka (Indian).[5] He attended Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet,[6] then went on to graduate from the Cass Business School at the City, University of London.[7] Shetty lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Radhi Devlukia Shetty.[8]

Career edit

In business school, Shetty met Gauranga Das, a monk invited to speak at the school on selflessness and living a minimalist lifestyle.[9] Shetty spoke with Gauranga after his talk and followed him for the remainder of Gauranga's lecture circuit around the United Kingdom.[4] Shetty claims to have spent four summers in India interning at corporations and training with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, known as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, and three years[10] living a Vedic monk lifestyle at an ashram in Mumbai, India.[11][12] Shetty began his career at Accenture, working on digital strategy and as a social media coach for the company's executives.[13][14] His work caught the attention of Arianna Huffington, who hired him to produce videos for Huffington Post about topics such as relationships.[13][15][7][16] Shetty has conducted interviews with a number of public figures.[17][18]

Shetty was recognized on the National Geographic Chasing Genius Council 2017[19] and the Asian Media Awards 2016 Best Blog.[20] Shetty was the recipient of awards at the 2016 ITV Asian Media Awards[21] and the 2018 Streamy Awards.[22]

In 2019, Shetty launched the podcast On Purpose.[23] The podcast was downloaded 64 million times in its first year.[9] On Purpose became the number one health podcast in the world according to Forbes.[24][25]

In April 2019, Shetty was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Online Award at The Asian Awards and in May 2019 he won Best in Health & Wellness at the 11th Shorty Awards.[26]

In 2019, when Shetty was accused of plagiarizing quotes, he removed 113 posts from his Instagram.[27][28] Since the accusation, Shetty has been more careful with attribution.[8]

Shetty is the co-founder of a video production company, Icon Media, along with Alex Kushneir.[29][13] In 2021, Shetty and his wife Radhi launched Sama Tea, an adaptogenic brand inspired by ayurveda.[30] In 2022, Shetty joined meditation product company Calm as its "Chief Purpose Officer".[31]

Books edit

Simon & Schuster published Shetty's book Think Like a Monk. The book offers advice on reducing stress and improving focus, based on Shetty's experiences from living at an ashram.[4] The book was a bestseller.[32][33][8] In 2023, Shetty published “8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It and Let It Go” which made the New York Times best-seller list.[34]

References edit

  1. ^ "The 75 Percent Rule for Success Jay Shetty Learned as a Monk". Inc. magazine. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  2. ^ "The untold truth of Jay Shetty's wife- Radhi Devlukia-Shetty". 8 February 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  3. ^ Meltzer, Marisa. "A Former Monk, Now a Viral Life Coach: "I Want People to Discover Their Purpose"". WSJ. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  4. ^ a b c "Jay Shetty: 'I want to help people find calm in the chaos'". Eastern Eye. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  5. ^ @theshilpashetty (3 July 2019). "We are Shetty, and speak the same language. No it's Not TULU...it's the language of gratitude..." Retrieved 5 September 2021 – via Instagram.
  6. ^ "Award-winning vlogger, filmmaker, online personality and former monk Jay Shetty (OE 1999–2006) has now been named in the 2017 Forbes European 30 Under 30". Queen Elizabeth's School. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Facebook Goes Global in Courting Creators, Including YouTubers". Variety. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Internet Star 'Exposes' Award-Winning Life Coach Jay Shetty for Plagiarizing Quotes". The National. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  9. ^ a b "'I'm living my highest purpose': mogul monk Jay Shetty on free market teachings". The Guardian. 12 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  10. ^ "How to Live With More Intention, According to Former Monk Jay Shetty". GQ. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  11. ^ "These 3 Indian-origin men are set to change the world for the better". Vogue India. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  12. ^ Hoyle, Ben. "Jay Shetty: how to think like a monk (and make millions from mindfulness)". The Times. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  13. ^ a b c "Social media phenomenon Jay Shetty on his wild journey from monk to entrepreneur — and why he says being disappointed is a normal part of a meaningful life". Business Insider. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Influencer Jay Shetty says successful people share 3 traits". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Jay Shetty". Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Jada Pinkett Smith Discusses Love Relationships with Jay Shetty". People. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Media". Forbes. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Meet Jay Shetty, the Motivational Vlogger and Ex-Monk Who Has Fans in the Kardashians & Ellen DeGeneres". People. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  19. ^ Nunez, Christina (27 July 2017). "An Ex-Monk's Advice on How to Follow Your True Path". National Geographic News. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Jay Shetty: How He's Mastered The New Media Landscape". Forbes. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Jay Shetty Wins Espoke Living Best Blog Award 2016". Asian Media Awards. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  22. ^ "8th Annual Nominees & Winners". Streamys. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Jay Shetty". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  24. ^ "Jay Shetty Teaches You How To Think Like A Monk". Forbes. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  25. ^ "Social Media Star Jay Shetty On How To Think Like A Monk". Grazia magazine. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Winners of the 9th Asian Awards". The Asian Awards. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  27. ^ "YouTuber Nicole Arbour Exposes Internet Guru And Ex-Monk Jay Shetty, Accuses Him Of Plagiarism!". IndiaTimes. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  28. ^ "BeingIndian.com". Beingindian. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  29. ^ "Influencer Jay Shetty's Icon Media sets shop in India". Exchange Media. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  30. ^ "Sama Tea Launches with a Community Focus and 80,000 on Its Waitlist". World Tea News. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  31. ^ "Calm Announces Former Monk Jay Shetty as Chief Purpose Officer". Athletech News. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  32. ^ "Bestselling Books Week Ended September 19". The Wall Street Journal. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  33. ^ "Opting Out Of The Media Mind Game, An Excerpt From The NY Times Best-Seller 'Think Like A Monk' By Jay Shetty". CBS. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  34. ^ Gupta, Alisha Haridasani (13 February 2023). "What Does Jay Shetty Know About Love?". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2023.

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