Salman Rushdie Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Salman Rushdie is a world-renowned Indian novelist and essayist. His novels include Midnight’s Children (1981), Shame (1983), The Satanic Verses (1988), The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999), The Enchantress of Florence (2008), The Golden House (2017), and Quichotte (2019). He has many laurels to his name including the Whitbread Prize for “Best Novel”, the Writers’ Guild Award, the James Tait Black Prize, the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, the London International Writers’ Award, and a U.S. National Arts Award.

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Union Square, Manhattan, New York, United States



Salman Rushdie is managed by The Random House Publishing Group, Book Publisher, New York City, New York, United States.

Girlfriend / Spouse

Salman Rushdie has dated –

  1. Clarissa Luard (1976-1987) – They got married in 1976. They have a son named Zafar Rushdie (b. 1979). The couple divorced in 1987.
  2. Robyn Davidson
  3. Marianne Wiggins (1988–1993) – They married on January 28, 1988, and divorced on March 2, 1993.
  4. Elizabeth West (1997-2004) – They got married on August 28, 1997. They have a son together named Milan Rushdie (b. 1997). However, they divorced in 2004.
  5. (2000-2007) – The couple got married on April 17, 2004, but, later divorced in 2007.
  6. (2016)
  7. Rachel Eliza Griffiths (2019)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Bald on the crown of the head
  • Keeps French beard
  • Drooping eyes

Salman Rushdie Favorite Things

  • Literary Hero Or Heroine – Leopold Bloom in Ulysses

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Salman Rushdie Facts

  1. As a gesture of respect to Averroes Ibn Rushd, Salman’s father adopted the name, Rushdie.
  2. In 1999, Rushdie underwent an operation to correct ptosis.
  3. Salman is a supporter of the English football club, Tottenham Hotspur.
  4. In 1989, he was sentenced to death by Ayatollah Khomeini for his book The Satanic Verses, stating that the book was an insult to the Islamic religion.
  5. In 2007, he was given the British Knighthood for his services to Literature as a part of ‘s Birthday Honors List.
  6. He likes video games, comic books, and rock music.
  7. He holds dual citizenship for the United Kingdom and the United States.
  8. Salman has been confirmed with the rank of Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – France’s highest artistic honor.
  9. Being one of the founders, he served as a Chairman of the PEN World Voices International Literary Festival for almost 10 years.
  10. In 2008, he was included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  11. As a child, he was a hugely obsessive reader.
  12. The books he keeps returning to are Saul Bellow’s The Adventure of Augie March, Humboldt’s Gift, and books by Charles Dickens.

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Facts of Ahmed Salman Rushdie

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAhmed Salman Rushdie
  • middle nameSalman
  • nicknamesSalman
  • birthplaceMumbai, India
  • Date of Birth June 19, 1947
  • Age 76 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundKashmiri
  • nationalityIndian
  • net worth$15 million
  • professionNovelist
  • weight78 kg or 172 lbs
  • height5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
  • hair colorGray
  • eye colorHazel
  • body type / buildAverage
  • collegeKing’s College
  • motherNegin Bhatt
  • fatherAnis Ahmed Rushdie

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