Arundhati Roy Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Husband, Net worth

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Arundhati Roy (Suzanna Arundhati Roy)

Last Updated: 24 Nov, 2022 | Views: 321

Age: 61

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Writer, NoveList, Essayist, Activist

Higher Education: Bachelor of Architecture

Net Worth: $4 Million

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
24 Nov, 1961
Birth Country
India
Birth State/Province
Meghalaya
Birth District
Shillong
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Religion
Hinduism
Nationalities
Indian

About Arundhati Roy

About (Profile/Biography)

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is a popular author from India renowned for her 1997 novel The God of Small Things, which earned the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and was the best-selling book by a non-expat Indian author. She is also a political activist who works for human rights and the environment. Roy started attending Corpus Christi School in Kottayam before moving to the Lawrence School in Lovedale, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. She then moved to study architecture at Delhi's School of Planning and Architecture, where she faced architect Gerard da Cunha. They decided to marry in 1978 and lived together in Delhi and then Goa before divorcing in 1982.

Career

In 1989 – Arundhati authored the screenplays for "In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones," a film based on her perceptions as an architecture student in which she also acted.

In 1992 – She decided to work on her first novel, "The God of Small Things."

In 1996 – She completed her first novel, "The God of Small Things," which became a best-selling book.

In 2009 – Arundhati contributed to the book "We Are One: A Tribal Peoples Celebration."

In 2019 – Haymarket Books published a collection of her nonfiction, "My Seditious Heart."

Achievements and Awards

In 1997 – She won the Booker Prize for her book "The God of Small Things."

In 1989 – Arundhati received the National Film Award for Best Screenplay for the TV film "In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones."

In 2011 – She got the Norman Mailer Prize for prestigious Writing.

Unknown Facts

Arundhati played a minor role in her second husband's film Massey Saab with Pradeep Kishen. After writing for the TV series on India's independence movement, she wrote for two films, Annie and Electric Moon.

Until now, her "God of Small Things" has sold more than 6 million copies and been decoded into forty languages.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 163 cm
In Meters 1.63 m
In feet Inches 5'4"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs
Eye Color
Black
Hair Color
Salt & Pepper

Family Details

Father's Name
Ranjit Roy
Mother's Name
Mary Roy
Spouse
Gerard Da Cunha, Pradip Krishen
Brother(s)
Lalit Kumar Christopher Roy
Daughter(s)
Mithva Krishen, Pia Krishen

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