SAMEER GARACH was born in Houston in 1986 and earned a BA in Mathematics with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. During graduate studies in quantitative finance, he developed a passion for writing and subsequently wrote his first novel, The Bull Option, a unique and cunning financial thriller that moves at a breakneck pace. He later went on to write Dakota and the American Dream, a charming and hilarious contemporary satire that entertains adults as well as children. A few years later, Sameer complemented his zeal for storytelling with acting and screenwriting and studied Film & TV at NYU Tisch and Acting with various instructors.
Sameer enjoys meditation, yoga, swimming, nature, travel, photography, and music.
Fun facts about Sameer:
- Favorite movies: Jurassic Park, Swades, Ocean’s Eleven, The Sound of Music
- Favorite shows: Seinfeld, Friends, The Office
- Favorite actors: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Alexander, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, David Schwimmer
- Favorite directors: Steven Soderbergh, Ashutosh Gowariker
- Favorite actress: Kriti Sanon, Aishwariya Rai, Julia Roberts
- Favorite sport: Swimming
- Favorite fiction books: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt), Wood Song (Gary Paulsen)
- Favorite nonfiction books: Empire of Illusion (Chris Hedges)