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

Sudha Murty, a prominent figure in India, is recognized for her significant contributions as an educator, author, and philanthropist. She holds the esteemed position of Chairperson at the Infosys Foundation, where her philanthropic endeavors have made a substantial impact on society. Her literary prowess extends to both Kannada and English, showcasing her versatility as a writer.

Sudha Murthy Biography

Draped in traditional Indian attire, Sudha Murthy embodies a sense of grace and purpose that resonates globally. Her remarkable philanthropic endeavors have not only touched lives but have also earned her acclaim on an international scale. As a testament to her commitment to public health, she is actively involved in the healthcare initiatives of the Gates Foundation, contributing to efforts that span continents. On the auspicious occasion of her 70th birthday, Penguin, a prominent publishing house, is delighted to announce her forthcoming book, “Grandparents’ Bag of Stories,” a literary offering that promises to captivate readers of all ages.

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Sudha Murthy Picture

Personal Information

Real name Sudha Kulkarni
Nickname AK Sudha Murty
DOB (Date of Birth) 19 August 1950
Age 73 Years
Birth Place Shiggaon, Karnataka
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Shiggaon, Karnataka
Religion Hinduism
Address Neralu, #1/2 (1878), 11th Main, 39th Cross, 4th T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560011, Karnataka


School N/A
College /University


B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Karnataka, Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka


B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.E. in Computer Science

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 2”
Meter 1.58 m
Centimeters 158 cm
Weight in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Figure Measurements 34-32-34

Family Information

Father Name  Dr. R. H. Kulkarni
Mother Name Vimala Kulkarni
Brother Shrinivas Kulkarni
Sister Sunanda Kulkarni, Jaishree Deshpande
Marital Status Married
Husband N. R. Narayana Murthy
Children Son- Rohan Murty Daughter- Akshata Murty


Boyfriend  N/A


Profession Teacher, Author, and Philanthropist
Net Worth Rs 7.75 billion


color Black
Food Mutton Akhni Briyani
Songs “Dil Tadap Tadap” and “Suhana Safar” from Madhumati (1958), “Mere Mehboob Tujhe” from Mere Mehboob (1963)
Actor/Actress Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Saira Banu, and Waheeda Rehman
Movies Kohinoor (1960), Junglee (1961), Anand (1971), Kati Patang (1971),
Destination Goa
Hobbies Reading, Writing, Cocking
Sudha Murthy Young Age Picture
Sudha Murthy Young Age Picture
Sudha Murthy Family Picture
Sudha Murthy Family Picture
Sudha Murthy with his Husband (N. R. Narayana Murthy) 
Sudha Murthy with her Husband (N. R. Narayana Murthy)
Sudha Murthy Son Rohan Murty Weding Picture
Sudha Murthy Son Rohan Murty Wedding Picture
Sudha Murthy with her Daughter (Akshata Murty)
Sudha Murthy with her Daughter (Akshata Murty)
Sudha Murthy Brother (Shrinivas Kulkarni)
Sudha Murthy Brother (Shrinivas Kulkarni)


Sudha Murty was born into a Marathi-speaking family on the 19th of August 1950 in Shiggaon, situated in the Haveri district of Karnataka, India. Her astrological sign is Leo, reflecting characteristics such as strength and warmth. Now she is 73 years old.


Sudha Murty hails from a Deshastha Madhwa Brahmin family, a cultural heritage that has influenced her life’s journey significantly. Her father, Dr. R. H. Kulkarni, was a dedicated surgeon, contributing to the field of healthcare. Her mother, Vimala Kulkarni, served as a school teacher, imparting knowledge and shaping young minds.


Sudha Murty’s educational journey is a testament to her dedication and pursuit of knowledge. She embarked on her academic path by earning a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, which is now known as KLE Technological University.

Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 75 kilograms.

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Husband & Children

Sudha Murthy is the spouse of N. R. Narayana Murthy, a prominent figure in the world of business and technology. Together, they form a remarkable couple who have made significant contributions to various fields.Sudha Murthy, the wife of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, came to his defense after he initiated a discussion by suggesting a “70 hours-a-week” work formula for young individuals to enhance India’s overall productivity.


Sudha Murthy’s upbringing was steeped in an academic milieu, a nurturing environment that sowed the seeds of her lifelong pursuit of excellence. Her family provided her with a solid foundation for success, fostering a desire for achievement from her early childhood days.

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Sudha Murty’s journey into the professional world was marked by breaking barriers and challenging gender bias. She achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first female engineer to be hired at India’s largest auto manufacturer, TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO).In February 1974, Sudha came across a job vacancy advertisement at TELCO, but it came with a discouraging footnote: “Female candidates need not apply.” Undeterred by this blatant gender bias, she took a bold step and wrote a postcard directly to the company’s Chairman, highlighting the unfair “men only” policy at TELCO. Her act of advocacy and determination paved the way for her to be hired as a Development Engineer.

Awards & Honours

  • IIT Kanpur Award
  • 2019: Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science
  • Note: She has many more accolades to her name
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava, State Award
  • Raja-Lakshmi Award
  • Padma Awards
  • Ojaswini Award
  • Crossword-Raymond Book Awards
  • Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka
  • 2023: Padma Bhushan
  • 2018: Life Time Achievement
  • 2011: For excellence in Kannada Literature
  • 2006: For Social Work
  • 2006: For Literature
  • 2004: For Social Work By Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in Chennai
  • 2001: For excellent social work in the year 2000
  • 2000: For achievement in the field of literature and social work

Net Worth

Her estimated net worth was Rs 7.75 billion.

Books List

  • Kannada
  • Yerilitada Daariyalli
  • Yashasvi
  • Tumla
  • Sukhesini Mattu Itara Makkala Kathegalu
  • Samanyralli Asamanyaru
  • Runa
  • Paridhi
  • Nooniya Sahasagalu
  • Kaveri inda Mekaangige
  • Hakkiya Teradalli
  • Guttondu Heluve
  • Computer lokadalli
  • Athirikthe
  • Astitva


  • Wise and Otherwise (2002)
  • Three Thousand Stitches (2017)
  • The Upside Down King (2018)
  • The Serpent’s Revenge (2016)
  • The Sage With Two Horns (2021)
  • The Old Man And His God (2006)
  • The Mother I Never Knew (2014)
  • The Man from the Egg (2017)
  • The Magic of the Lost Temple (2015)
  • The Magic Drum and Other Favorite Stories (2013)
  • The Gopi Diaries: Growing Up (2022)
  • The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home (2020)
  • The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk (2012)
  • The Daughter From A Wishing Tree (2019)
  • The Bird with Golden Wings (2009)
  • Something Happened on the Way To Heavens (2014)
  • Mahashweta (2002)
  • How The Sea Became Salty (2019)
  • How The Onion got its layers (2020)
  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories (2004)
  • House of Cards (2013)
  • Here, There, Everywhere (2018)
  • Grandparents Bag of Stories (2020)
  • Grandma’s Bag of Stories (2012)
  • Gently Falls The Bakula (2008)
  • Dollar Bahu (2013)

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