Sudha Murthy Biography: Books, Net Worth, Husband, Instagram, Kids, Height, Age

Sudha Murthy is an Indian educator, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her philanthropic work and contributions to literature in Kannada and English.

Born on August 19, 1950, in Shiggaon, Karnataka, India, Sudha Murthy has left a lasting impression in various fields.


  • Full Name: Sudha Murthy
  • Date of Birth: August 19, 1950
  • Age: 73 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Shiggaon, Karnataka, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Educator, Author, Philanthropist

Early Life & Education

Sudha Murthy, aged 73 years, was born into a Marathi-speaking family in the small town of Shiggaon on August 19, 1950.

Her father, R. H. Kulkarni, was a surgeon, and her mother, Vimala Kulkarni, was a school teacher. Sudha was raised by her parents and maternal grandparents, who significantly shaped her early years.

Growing up in Shiggaon, Sudha Murthy developed a deep love for reading and storytelling. These childhood experiences became the foundation for her future work as an author.

She completed her education at B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, earning a BEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Later, she pursued a MEng in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science.

Personal Life

Sudha Murthy is married to N. R. Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys. They tied the knot during her employment as an engineer at TELCO in Pune.

The couple has two children, Akshata Murty and Rohan Murty. Akshata, Sudha’s daughter, is a renowned fashion designer married to Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister.


Sudha Murthy’s professional journey began in computer science and engineering. She became the first female engineer hired at India’s largest auto manufacturer, TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO).

Her determination and persistence led her to secure a position in the company despite the prevailing gender bias.

1996 Sudha Murthy founded the Infosys Foundation, a public charitable trust. She has since been actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives, focusing on education, healthcare, and rural development.

Sudha has established several orphanages, supported the digitization of schools, and contributed to improving library facilities in government schools.

As an accomplished author, Sudha Murthy has written and published numerous books in both Kannada and English.

Her works include novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into multiple Indian languages, making her stories accessible to a wider audience.

Sudha is also a well-respected columnist for English and Kannada newspapers.

Net Worth

Sudha Murthy’s philanthropic efforts and successful writing career have earned her a considerable net worth. Her estimated net worth is around $3 million.

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