Biography of Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, born on 9 March 1956 in London, is currently the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and a member of the Indian Parliament from the Trivandrum constituency in Kerala. Born to … read more

Biography of Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Hakim Mandviwala was born on March 5, 1966 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, known professionally as Aasif Mandvi, is an Indian-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on The Daily … read more

Biography of Acharya Ramlochan Saran

Acharya Ramlochan Saran was born on 11 February 1889 in Sitamarhi Bihar, India, & died on 14 May 1971 in Darbhanga Bihar, India, was a Hindi littérateur, grammarian and publisher. He founded the Pustak Bhandar … read more

Biography of J. K. Rowling

Joanne “Jo” Rowling, was born on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter … read more

Biography of Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling was born as Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer who portrayed Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office … read more

Biography of Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth was born on June 20, 1952 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist. Vikram Seth was born on 20 June 1952 to … read more

Biography of Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie was born on 19 June 1947 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India, is an Indian British novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. … read more

Biography of K. Satchidanandan

K. Satchidanandan was born on 28 May 1946 in Pulloot, Kodungallur, Thrissur district, British India (present-day Kerala, India), is a major Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as … read more

Biography of Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib was born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan on 27 December 1797 in Agra, Mughal Empire & died on 15 February 1869 in Delhi, Punjab, British India, was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from … read more

Biography of Ismail Merchant

Ismail Merchant was born on 25 December 1936 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Maharashtra, India) & dide on 25 May 2005 in London, England, was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known … read more

Biography of Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer was born on December 24, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut, is an American author best known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition, won multiple literary awards and … read more

Biography of Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy was born on 24 November 1961 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, is an Indian novelist, essayist and activist who focuses on issues related to social justice and economic inequality. She won the Booker Prize … read more

Biography of Ritwik Ghatak

Ritwik (Kumar) Ghatak was born on 4 November 1925 in Dhaka in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) & died on 6 February 1976 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and script writer. … read more

Biography of Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra was born on October 22, 1946 New Delhi, India, is an Indian American public speaker, and writer on Ayurveda, spirituality and mind-body medicine. His father, Krishan Chopra, M.D. was a prominent Indian cardiologist. … read more

Biography of R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan was born on 10 October 1906 in Madras, British India (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) & died on 13 May 2001 in, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, … read more