Sudha Murthy Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sudha Murthy is an eminent bilingual writer of Kannada and English books, She is famous for her philanthropic activities and is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation. Sudha Murthy is a prolific writer of numerous books. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have been sold all over the country. 

Sudha Murthy Biography & Wiki

Real Name/Full NameSudha Murthy 
Other Name Sudha Kulkarni 
Profession Teaches, Author, Philanthropist. 
Physical Stat
Height In Centimeter- 158 cm
In Meter- 1.58 m
In Feet- 5’2”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorSalt & pepper 
Personal Life
Date Of Birth19 August 1950
Sudha Murty Age (2022)72 Years
Birthplace Shiggaon, Karnataka 
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Leo
Nationality Indian
Home town Shiggaon, Karnataka
College/University B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology (now known as KLE Technological University)
Educational Qualification B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
M.E in Computer Science
Religion/CasteHinduism/ Bramhin 
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesReading Books, Traveling, Watching Movies
Family Member
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendN.R. Narayan Murthy
Sudha Murty HusbandN. R. Narayana Murthy 
Marriage Date10 February 1978
ChildrenSon- Rohan Murthy 
Daughter- Akshata Murthy
Parents Father- Dr R.H. Kulkarni 
Mother- Vimala Kulkarni 
SiblingBrother- Shrinivas Kulkarni
Sister- Sunanda Kulkarni, Jaishree Kulkarni
Sudha Murthy Net worth (2022)775 Crore INR
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Family, Early Life and Education

Sudha Murthy was born on 19 August 1950 in Shiggaon, Karnataka, India, as the daughter of surgeon Dr RH Kulkarni and his wife Vimala Kulkarni. She and her siblings were raised in the house of parents and maternal grandparents. These childhood experiences form the historical basis for her first notable work titled How I Taught My Grandmother and Other Stories.

Murthy did B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology (now known as KLE Technological University), from B.E. in Electrical Engineering. She stood first in her class and received a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Murthy completed her M.E. in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science, in which she also topped her class and received a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineering.

Sudha Murthy, N.R. Married to Narayana Murthy. Who was working as an engineer in TELCO in Pune. The couple has two children Akshata and Rohan.

Sudha Murty Career

Sudha Murthy became the first woman engineer to be hired at India’s largest auto maker Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO). Murthy joined the company as a development engineer in Pune and then worked in Mumbai and Jamshedpur. She later joined Walchand Group of Industries in Pune as Senior Systems Analyst.

She started the Infosys Foundation in 1996 and till date is a Trustee of the Infosys Foundation and a Visiting Professor at the PG Center of Bangalore University. She also taught at Christ University. She has written and published several books, two of which are travelogs, two technical books, six novels and three didactic books.

Two institutes of higher learning, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of IIT Kanpur and Narayan Rao Melgiri Memorial National Law Library (NLSIU) both were inaugurated by Infosys Foundation.

Sudha Murty Social Activities

Murthy’s social work covers health, education, women’s empowerment, public sanitation, art and culture and poverty alleviation at the grassroots. Her vision of one library for every school has resulted in the establishment of 50,000 libraries so far. She is helping rural areas by building 10,000 public toilets and several hundred toilets in the city of Bengaluru.

Sudha Murty Books

Sudha Murthy is a renowned fiction writer in Kannada and in English. She has published several books, mainly through Penguin, expressing her philosophical views on charity, hospitality and self-realization through fiction.

Sudha Murty Books In English- The Bird with Golden Wings: Stories of Wit and Magic, The Mother I Never Knew, Three Thousand Stitches, House of Cards, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven, The Old Man and His God: Discovering the Spirit of India, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk, Dollar Bahu, Mahashweta, Gently Falls the Bakula, Wise And Otherwise.

Awards and Honors

  • India’s fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 2006.
  • National Award from Public Relation Society of India for outstanding Social Service to the Society
  • 2006: She also received the R.K. Narayana’s Award for Literature.
  • 2019: IIT Kanpur awarded her Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) of Doctor of Science.
  • & Many More

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