Salman Rushdie

2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party - Arrivals

Rushdie in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Ahmad Salman Rushdie

Place of Birth: Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, India)

Date of Birth: 19 June, 1947

Ethnicity: Indian [Kashmiri]

Salman Rushdie is an Indian and British novelist and essayist.

Salman is the son of Anis Ahmed Rushdie and Negin Bhatt. His family was Muslim, of Kashmiri descent. He has a son with his former wife Clarissa Luard; and a son with his former wife Elizabeth West.

Salman has lived in the U.K. and the U.S.

His father took the name Rushdie in honour of medieval Andalusian Arab polymath Averroes (Ibn Rushd).

3 Responses

  1. Bobby Martnen says:

    CORRECTION: Rushdie was born in Bombay, not “Mumbai”, which didn’t exist at the time.

  2. andrew says:

    former Padma Lakshmi’s husband

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