Aravind Adiga Age, Height, Family, Biography & More

Aravind Adiga is an Indian writer who won the Man Booker Prize in 2008 for his novel, The White Tiger. He was educated in English literature at Columbia and Oxford Universities. Adiga is a former correspondent for TIME Magazine and has contributed writing to The Financial Times, The Independent, and The Sunday Times. He published The White Tiger in 2008.

Aravind Adiga Biography & Wiki

Aravind Adiga Real NameAravind Adiga 
Profession Author, Journalist
Physical Stat
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth23 October 1974
Aravind Adiga Age (2021)47 Years
Birthplace Madras, Tamil Nadu, india
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Scorpio
Nationality India
Home town Mangalore
School Canara High School, Mangalore
St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
James Ruse Agricultural High School. 
College/University Columbia College of Columbia University, US
Magdalen College, Oxford, US
Family member
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendNot Known
Parents Father-  Dr. K. Madhava Adiga 
Mother- Usha Adiga
SiblingBrother- Anand Adiga
Aravind Adiga Net Worth (2022)5 Million USD (Approx)
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Family, Early Life and Education

Aravind Adiga was born in Madras (now Chennai) on 23 October 1974 to Dr. K. Madhava Adiga and Usha Adiga from Mangalore. His paternal grandfather was K. Suryanarayana Adiga, former chairman of Karnataka Bank, and a maternal great-grandfather, U. Rama Rao, a popular medical practitioner and Congress politician from Madras.

Adiga grew up in Mangalore and studied at Canara High School and later at St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru, where he completed his SSLC in 1990.

After emigrating to Sydney with his family, Aravind studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School. He later studied English literature at Columbia College of Columbia University, in New York City. He also studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, where one of his tutors was Hermione Lee

Aravind Adiga Career

Aravind Adiga began his career as a financial journalist, interning at the Financial Times. With pieces published in the Financial Times and Money, he covered the stock market and investment. As a Times correspondent he interviewed US President Donald Trump. His review of previous Booker Prize winner Peter Carey’s 1988 book, Oscar and Lucinda, appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review. 

Adiga’s debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Booker Prize and has been adapted into a Netflix original movie The White Tiger

Adiga’s second book, Between the Assassinations, was released in India in November 2008 and in the US and UK in mid-2009. 

His third book, Last Man in Tower, was published in the UK in 2011. 

His next novel, Selection Day, was published on 8 September 2016. Amnesty published in 2020 speaks of the pathetic condition of immigrants. It was shortlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Award.

Aravind Adiga Novels: 

The White Tiger 2008

Between the Assassinations. 2008

Last Man in Tower 2011

Selection Day 2016

Amnesty 2020

Aravind Adiga Short Stories

“The Sultan’s Battery” (The Guardian, 18 October 2008)

“Smack” (The Sunday Times, 16 November 2008)

“Last Christmas in Bandra” (The Times, 19 December 2008)

“The Elephant” (The New Yorker, 26 January 2009)

Awards and Honors

2009- British Book Awards Author of the Year

2009- Commonwealth Writers Prize (South East Asia and South Pacific Region, Best Book)

2009- Commonwealth Writers Prize (South East Asia and South Pacific Region, Best First Book)

2009- John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize

2009- Trubidy Show Listerners’ Choice Book of the Year

2008- Man Booker Prize for Fiction

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