Sudha Murthy Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Bio & More

Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation as well as an author and social activist. It is said about Sudha that despite being the mistress of billions, she spends her life in a very simple way. Sudha Murthy is known for her social work and contribution to literature. Sudha Murthy was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006, the highest civilian award by the government for good social work. Sudha Murthy, Founder, Infosys Foundation, N. R. Narayanamurthy’s wife.

Some people live life to achieve great goals, but Sudha Murthy is one such personality who believes in living life with simplicity and understanding and this ‘simplicity and generosity of mind’ has led her to this point. To see people, you have to raise your eyes towards the sky. The life of Sudha Murthy, President of Infosys Foundation of IT company Infosys, which has written a new story of success in the industry, is a wonderful story of hard work and effort.

Sudha Murthy Age


Sudha Murthy was born on 19 August 1950 (Saturday) in Shiggaon, Haveri, Karnataka. Sudha’s father Dr. R H Kulkarni was a renowned surgeon and her mother Vimala Kulkarni was a school teacher. Sudha was fond of studies since childhood.

She always topped her class. From BVB College of Engineering & Technology, she completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. Then passed the M.E. exam in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science. Sudha was awarded the Gold Medal for standing first in both examinations.

Personal Life

Sudha and Narayan met while working at Telco. Narayana Murthy was shy. Sudha Murthy was a courageous and ambitious girl. Both of them had met in Pune by their friend Prasanna. Murthy invites Sudha to dinner with some of her friends. Since Sudha was the only girl in that group, at first she refused to come. But on the repeated insistence of Narayan Murthy, Sudha reached Green Fields Hotel.

Soon both of them became friends. Both always used to talk about studies. Whenever both went on a date, Sudha used to pay the bill because Sudha used to earn more at that time. One day Narayan told Sudha that I am from a middle-class family and may never become rich, but you are very beautiful and talented. You’ll get what you want, but will you marry me? Sudha was surprised to hear this and asked for some time to answer.

After this Sudha told about this her parents. Fighting against all odds, both of them got married on 10 February 1978 (Friday) in Bangalore. They also have two children, their daughter’s name is Akshata and their son’s name is Rohan.

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Sudha Murthy Bio

Other NameSudha Kulkarni and Sudha Murty
ProfessionTeacher, Author, and Philanthropist
Famous ForBeing the Co- Founder of Infosys Foundation
Date of Birth (DOB)19 August 1950 (Saturday)
Age (As of 2023)73 Years
BirthplaceShiggaon, Karnataka, India
HometownShiggaon, Karnataka, India
Zodiac SignLeo
AddressNeralu, #1/2 (1878), 11th Main, 39th Cross, 4th T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560011, Karnataka, India
SchoolNot Known
College/University• B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Karnataka
• Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka
Education Qualification• B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• M.E. in Computer Science
HobbiesReading Books, Travelling, and Watching Movies
Food HabitVegetarian

Physical Attribute

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 158 cm
in meters– 1.58 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 Kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Paper

Family & Husband

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsN. R. Narayana Murthy (Co-Founder of Infosys)
Husband/SpouseN. R. Narayana Murthy (Co-Founder of Infosys)
Sudha Murthy Husband
Marriage Date10 February 1978 (Friday)
FatherDr. R. H. Kulkarni (Surgeon)
MotherVimala Kulkarni (School Teacher)
Sister• Sunanda Kulkarni (Gynaecologist)
• Jaishree Deshpande (Social Activist)
BrotherShrinivas Kulkarni (Astronomer)
DaughterAkshata Murty (Venture Capitalist)
SonRohan Murty (Founder of the Murty Classical Library of India)
Son-in-lawRishi Sunak

Money Factor

Net Worth (approx.)INR 4,458.9 Crore (As of 2023)

Social Media Info

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Sudha complained to the chairman of the company about the absence of any female employee in Tata’s telco company. She immediately called Sudha for a special interview and appointed her. She then joined the Walchand Group of Industries as Senior System Analyst. She has been a trustee of the Infosys Foundation since its inception in 1996. She is also a visiting professor at a prestigious college in Bangalore.

Sudha Murthy is the wife of N Nairana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, the largest company in the IT sector. Along with this, she is also the chairperson of this company. Sudha has also played an important role in taking Infosys to this point. Apart from this, she is also a famous writer. She has written many works in Kannada and English language.

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Awards and Honors

Sudha Murthy’s education and her work in various fields have won her many awards. Sudha gained several awards for her academic excellence. In the year 2019, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSC.) in Kanpur. Basava Shree Award 2013, Doctorate of Law (2011), Padma Shri, RK Narayan Award (2006), Raja-Lakshmi Award (2004), Woman of the Year (2002), Millennium Mahila Shiromani Award (2002) for outstanding work in the social sector Apart from Karnataka Rajyotsava, Ojaswani Award (2000), Best Teacher Award (1995) Sudha Murthy has received many other awards, honors, and titles published literature.

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Sudha Murthy Books List

  • The Mother I Never Knew
  • Three Thousand Stitches
  • The Man from the Egg
  • Here There Everywhere
  • The Magic of the Lost Temple
  • The Bird with Golden Wings
  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories
  • The Old Man And His God
  • Wise and Otherwise
  • Mahashweta
  • The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk
  • The Serpent’s Revenge, Gently Falls The Bakula
  • House of Cards, Something Happened on the Way To Heavens
  • The Magic Drum and Other Favorite Stories
  • The Bird with the Golden Wings
  • How The Sea Became Salty
  • How The Onion got its layers
  • The Upside-Down King
  • The Daughter From A Wishing Tree
  • Grandma’s Bag of Stories
  • Grandparents Bag of Stories
  • The Sage With Two Horns
  • Dollar Bahu
  • The Gopi Diaries, etc.

Some Interesting Facts About Sudha Murthy

  • Sudha Murthy is also the trustee and chairperson of the Information technology company “Infosys Foundation”. With a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, she started the Infosys Foundation in 1996.
  • Sudha Murthy was the first lady engineer to work in TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company), India’s largest auto manufacturer.
  • She has written novels, technical books, travelogues, story collections, non-fiction works, and many books for children.
  • Many of his books have been translated into all major languages of India and millions of copies have been sold across the country.
  • She wrote a book in the Kannada language titled ‘Dalar Bahu’ which in Kannada means ‘Dalar Son-Bride’ and was later translated into English and given the title ‘Dalar Bahu’. In the year 2001, a TV serial based on this book was also made.
  • In 1996, Sudha Murthy established a Public Charitable Trust. The trust has so far built 2,300 houses in flood-affected areas.
  • She also had a dream to have a library in every school and so far she has established 70,000 libraries. Apart from this, her organization has so far constructed 16,000 public toilets.
  • Sudha Murthy reached the famous comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ where she shared many interesting stories related to her life. Meanwhile, she revealed how when she told her address at the British airport as 10 Downing Street in London, the immigration officers there were shocked to hear it.
  • Sudha said that she tried to convince the officers but they were perplexed. Later, when they came to know that Sudha is the mother-in-law of the PM of their country, then they got confidence.
  • Very few people know that she is the mother-in-law of UK PM Rishi Sunak, who took oath as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in September last year. He tied the knot with Akshata Murthy the daughter of Sudha Murthy.

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