Sudha Murty is an active social worker and Padma Shri Awardee writer who was born on 19th August 1950. She writes in two languages: Kannada and English. Sudha started her career in the field of computer science and engineering. She is an active member of the Gate Foundation and the chairperson of a non-profit organization, Infosys Foundation in Karnataka. Credited for founding several orphanages, Sudha has also participated in various rural development efforts, to provide library and computer facilities in all Government schools of Karnataka. One of her many achievements includes establishing the ‘The Murty Classical Library of India’ at Harvard University. Apart from writing novels, she has also acted in films: Pitruroon (Marathi film) and Prarthana(Kannada film).