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Arundhati Roy (Author) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 2, 2022

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Arundhati Roy was born on 24-11-1961 in Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. She is an Indian Author, Writer, Essayist, Activist, Screenwriter & Novelist.

Other Name: Suzanna Arundhati Roy
Other Professions: Writer Essayist Activist Screenwriter Novelist
Appearance: Hollywood

Arundhati Roy Complete Bio & Career

Arundhati Roy's actual name is Suzanna Arundhati Roy. She is one of the best novelist from India. She spent her early days in Aymanam, Kerala. She started her career with television and movies. She wrote screenplays for “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones” in the year 1989. She has penned down things based on her own experiences. She then wrote the screenplay of much acclaimed film “Electric Moon” in the year 1992. It was her husband Pradip Krishen who directed these films. She released her first novel titled The God of Small Things, in the year 1992. This was a semi-autobiographical book and was one of the best sellers not just in Indian market but overseas as well. It received the 1997 Booker Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of The New York Times Notable Books of the Year. 
After her novel gpt famous, she wrote the screenplay of television series such as “The Banyan Tree” and the documentary “DAM/AGE: A Film with Arundhati Roy”. She then started penning down non-fiction books and released novels after novels and became one of the most decorated novelist in India. Some of her noted non-fiction worls include The Cost of Living, Power Politics, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom, and The Doctor and the Saint among many others. Her next bibilography The Ministry of Utmost Happiness was released in 217. Apart from writing, she has also been a subject of controversy as she has raised her voice time and again on various social and political issues in India. She has criticized Anna Hazare and Narendraq Modi on various occasions. For her comments on NPR and NRC a complaint was filed against her in 2019. During Covid-19 breakout in 2020, she was again criticized for her comments that pandemic has incited hatred against Muslims in India.   

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Arundhati Roy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Ranjit Roy
Mother Mary Roy (educator, activist)
Brother Lalit Kumar Christopher Roy
Husband Pradip Krishen (filmmaker) Since 1984
Ex-husband Gerard da Cunha (architect) (1977-1981)
Children None

She was born to Ranjit Roy and Mary Roy. She has a brother named Lalit Kumar Christopher Roy. She is married to filmmaker Pradip Krishen in 1984. The couple got separated soon and together has no child. Previously, she was married to famous architect Gerard da Cunha from 1977 to 1981.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Shillong, Meghalaya
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ootacamund
Pallikoodam School, Kottayam
College School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Cooking and Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut First Book - The God of Small Things (1997)
Best Movies “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones” (1989), and “Electric Moon” (1992) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Salman Khan
Favorite Place New York

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Arundhati Roy

  • She won the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award in 2002.
  • She also received the Sahitya Akademi Award, a national award from India’s Academy of Letters for her collection of essays on contemporary issues.
  • She has written on diverse topics such as Narmada Dam project, India’s nuclear weapons and American power giant Enron’s activities in India.

Arundhati Roy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

62 years, 6months, 21 days old age Arundhati Roy will turn 63 on 24 November, 2024. Only 5 months, 9 days, 9 hours,22 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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