Bilal Siddiqi is a novelist and screenwriter based in Mumbai. He is the author of best-selling novels The Phoenix, The Stardust Affair and The Kiss of Life which he co-wrote with actor Emraan Hashmi. His novel The Bard of Blood was written when he was nineteen. This spy novel was adapted by Red Chillies Entertainment into a Netflix show of the same title. Bilal is also the creator of this show. He is currently working on multiple screenplays and works of fiction.