April 01, 2023

Salman Rushdie (Novelist) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 13, 2022

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Short Biography

Salman Rushdie was born on 19-06-1947 in Mumbai, British India (now Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India). He is an Indian-born British-American Novelist, Essayist, Writer, Screenwriter, Author & Activist.

Other Name: Sir Ahmad Salman Rushdie
Other Professions: Essayist Writer Screenwriter Author Activist

Salman Rushdie Complete Bio & Career

Salman Rushdie did his initial schooling in Mumbai and then went to a boarding school in England. For higher studies, he enrolled at the King's College of Cambridge University. He obtained his M.A. degree in History from there and relocated to Pakistan. Soon, he turned writer for a television channel in Pakistan but after getting a job at an advertising agency as a copywriter he again shifted to the UK and for a major portion of the decade of the 1970s, he stayed there.
His first novel titled Grimus was launched in 1975. His book was a science fiction and a fantasy novel but it received poor reviews. It didn’t dent his confidence and soon after, he published his second novel titled Midnight's Children. This novel received rave reviews. This novel was published in the year 1981. The book is based on a factory worker named Saleem Sinai and also tells us about the complicated history of India. The novel was an instant success and also won him the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize.
His much-hyped novel The Satanic Verses was published in the year 1998. The novel tells the story about drench in spells realism and the book’s lead story actually inspired the life of Mohammad. This book was highly praised by the critics and they adored it. This book won him honors such as the Whitbread Award and also the Booker Prize. The book though was severely criticized by the Islamic world.
In all, he's written eleven novels, as well as a pair of children's books, and published several collections of essays and works of non-fiction. Rushdie's 12th novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights was published in September 2015. Overall, his books have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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Salman Rushdie Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Anis Ahmed Rushdie
Mother Negin Bhatt
Brother None
Sisters Three (Name Not Known)
Ex-wives Clarissa Luard (1976-1987), Marianne Wiggins (1988-1993), Elizabeth West (1997-2004), Padma Lakshmi (2004-2007)
Sons Zafar Rushdie, Milan Rushdie
Daughter None

He was born into a Muslim family to an advocate/businessman father Anis Ahmed Rushdie & a teacher mother Negin Bhatt. He has three sisters. He married Clarissa Luard on 22-05-1976. Together the couple has a son named Zafar Rushdie. His son is married to British singer Natalie Rushdie. He got divorced from Clarissa Luard in 1987. On 28-01-1988, he married Marianne Wiggins, an American Novelist/Author. The couple got divorced on 02-03-1993. Thirdly, he married Elizabeth West on 28-08-1997 and got divorced in 2004. They have a son named Milan Rushdie. For the 4th time, he married model/actress Padma Lakshmi on 17-04-2004 and divorced on 02-07-2007.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Salman Rushdie

  • He was born and grew up in Mumbai, India.
  • He shifted to Pakistan with his family before permanently settling in the United Kingdom.
  • He got his higher studies from King's College, Cambridge, England.
  • He was married four times and got divorced each time.
  • The British singer Natalie Rushdie is his daughter-in-law who is married to his son Zafar Rushdie in June 2016.
  • He was attacked by a man identified as Hadi Matar and stabbed him before starting his lecture at Chautauqua Institution on 12-08-2022.

Salman Rushdie Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

75 years, 9months, 13 days old age Salman Rushdie will turn 76 on 19 June, 2023. Only 2 months, 17 days, 10 hours,37 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Salman Rushdie has celebrated the total number of 76 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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