Salman Rushdie

Though an acclaimed and prize-winning novelist for nearly three decades, Sir Salman Rushdie's work was overshadowed in popular culture by a death sentence issued by the Iranian government in 1989 following the ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1947 in Mumbai, , IN

Filmography

Actor (14)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

River of Fundament 2015 (Movie)

Wake Guest (Actor)

The Daily Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Dr Masani (Actor)

VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Declarations: Essays on American Ideals 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Oz 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Salman Rushdie Talking With David Frost 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Pictures (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Midnight's Children 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Midnight's Children 2013 (Movie)

(from novel: "Midnight's Children") (Source Material)
Producer (1)

Midnight's Children 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Though an acclaimed and prize-winning novelist for nearly three decades, Sir Salman Rushdie's work was overshadowed in popular culture by a death sentence issued by the Iranian government in 1989 following the publication of his book The Satanic Verses (1988). The novel, which made suppositions about several passages deleted from the Koran, was met with outrage by members of the Muslim world, which forced Rushdie into hiding for nearly a decade. Though the edict was never formally lifted, he eventually emerged from seclusion at the end of the 1990s to resume his celebrated career with such novels as The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) and Shalimar the Clown (2005), as well as Joseph Anton: A Memoir (2012), which recounted his life under the Iranian decree. Rushdie's literary accomplishments, as well as the travails he endured in the pursuit of his career, made him one of the late 20th century's best-known figures in popular culture.

Relationships

Padma Lakshmi Actor

Wife
Lakshmi was the model for one of the central characters - and love interests - in Rushdie's 2001 novel Fury Married April 17, 2004 Divorced in 2007

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