Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born British-American novelist and professor was born on 19 June 1947 in Bombay, British India. Growing up in Bombay, now Mumbai, Rushdie attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Fort, South Bombay.
When he relocated to England from India, he attended Rugby School in Warwickshire and then on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from King’s College, Cambridge.
Rushdie’s career began in advertising where worked as a copywriter for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and then with Ayer Barker. He started his writing career with his first novel titled Grimus in 1975. Grimus was a part-science fiction tale.
His second novel Midnight’s Children which he started writing while still at Ogilvy & Mather and released in 1981, brought him to the limelight in literary circles.
Rushdie has been married four times and has been resident in the United States since 2000.
He is a staunch supporter of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Salman Rushdie Spouse: Who Is Padma Lakshmi Married To Now?
Padma Lakshmi is the ex-wife of Salman Rushdie.
They were married from 2004 to 2007.
Since her divorce from Rushdie in 2007, Lakshi had only been with businessman Theodore J. Forstmann from 2009 to 2011.
She is currently unmarried.