Arvind Gupta graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1975) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has written 15 books on science activities, translated 175 books into Hindi and presented 125 films on science activities on Doordarshan. His first book Matchstick Models & Other Science Experiments was translated into 12 Indian languages and sold over half a million copies. He has received several honors, including the inaugural National Award for Science Popularization among Children (1988), Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT, Kanpur (2000), Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization (2008) and the Third World Academy of Science Award (2010). The Toys from Trash viewership has crossed the 41-million mark. Every day, 20,000 books are downloaded from his website.