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Sudha Murthy Height, Weight, Age, Family, Children

Sudha Murthy Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 71 kg
Date of Birth August 19, 1951
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse N. R. Narayana Murthy

Sudha Murthy is an Indian educator, author, and philanthropist who is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation and is highly regarded for her social work efforts, especially in rural India, through the foundation. Furthermore, she is a prolific writer and has written best-selling novels such as Wise and Otherwise, How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories, Gently Falls The Bakula, Mahashweta, etc.

Born Name

Sudha Kulkarni

Nick Name


Sudha Murthy as seen in January 2010
Sudha Murthy as seen in January 2010 (Rajagopal / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Shiggaon, Karnataka, India





She studied at the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology (now known as KLE Technological University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Furthermore, she received her Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science. During this time, she was felicitated with a gold medal by the then-chief minister of Karnataka for topping her class.


Educator, Author, Philanthropist


  • Father – R. H. Kulkarni (Surgeon)
  • Mother – Vimala Kulkarni (School Teacher)
  • Siblings – Shrinivas Kulkarni (Younger Brother) (Astrophysicist), Jaishree Deshpande (Sister), Sunanda Kulkarni (Sister)
  • OthersRishi Sunak (Son-in-law) (Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Anoushka Sunak (Granddaughter), Krishna Sunak (Granddaughter)




5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm


71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sudha Murthy has dated –

  1. N. R. Narayana Murthy (1974-Present) – On February 10, 1978, she married N. R. Narayana Murthy, who later founded Infosys and became one of the richest businessmen in India. The couple is blessed with a son named Rohan Murty and a daughter named Akshata Murthy. Rohan is an entrepreneur while Akshata is a businesswoman, fashion designer, and venture capitalist.
Sudha Murthy seen receiving the Padma Shri Award from the former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006
Sudha Murthy seen receiving the Padma Shri Award from the former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006 (Press Information Bureau, Government of India / Press Information Bureau / Government Open Data License РIndia)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


However, her hair has mostly turned ‘Gray’ due to her advancing age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Pleasant disposition
  • Modest attire and lifestyle
  • She speaks with a lisp.



Sudha Murthy Favorite Things

SourceFinancial Express

Sudha Murthy as seen in 2012
Sudha Murthy as seen in 2012 (Hari Prasad Nadig / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sudha Murthy Facts

  1. She holds the distinction of being the first-ever female engineer to work at Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO), which was India’s largest auto manufacturer at that time. Her employment came about after she wrote to the company’s Chairman grousing about their ‘men only’ policy, following which, she was interviewed and hired immediately.
  2. Sudha Murthy became the recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2006 and the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, in 2023.
  3. Her novel titled Dollar Bahu, which was initially written in Kannada and later translated to English, was adapted into a television series of the same name on Zee TV in 2001. Similarly, her other book Runa (or ‘Debt’) was turned into a Marathi film by Nitish Bhardwaj called Pitruroon (2013).
  4. Sudha Murthy is greatly admired for her philanthropic work through the charitable trust Infosys Foundation, founded in 1996, which provides financial aid in the areas of rural development, education, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care, mostly in rural India.
  5. In August 2023, she was included among 18 others as a part of the NCERT’s panel to revise textbooks.

Featured Image by Rajagopal / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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