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Nationality  Indian
Name  Shobhaa De

Role  Columnist
Spouse  Dilip De (m. 1984)

Born  Shobha Rajadhyaksha 7 January 1948 (age 67) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (1948-01-07)
Occupation  Author, columnist, novelist
Alma mater  St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Education  St. Xavier's College-Autonomous, Mumbai
Children  Anandita De, Arundhati De, Aditya Kilachand, Avantika Kilachand
Siblings  Ashok Rajadhyaksha, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Mandakini Rajadhyaksha
Books  Starry Nights, Socialite Evenings, Second Thoughts, Strange Obsession, Superstar India
Similar People  Arundhati Roy, Fatima Bhutto, Khushwant Singh, Judith Clarke, Rajdeep Sardesai

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Shobha Rajadhyaksha, also known as Shobhaa De (born 7 January 1948), is an Indian columnist and novelist. De is best known for her depiction of socialites and sex in her works of fiction, for which she has come to be known as the "Jackie Collins of India".

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Early life

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Shobhaa De was born as Shobha Rajadhyaksha to a Saraswat Brahmin Hindu family. in Satara, Maharashtra, India and brought up in Girgaon, Mumbai, India. She started her career as a model along with Zeenat Aman.

Career

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After making her name as a model, she began a career in journalism in 1970, during the course of which she founded and edited three magazines—Stardust, Society, and Celebrity. Stardust magazine, published by Mumbai-based Magna Publishing Co. Ltd., was started by Nari Hira in 1971 and became popular under the editorship of Shobhaa De. In the 1980s, she contributed to the Sunday magazine section of The Times of India. In her columns, she used to explore the socialite life in Mumbai lifestyles of the celebrities. At present, she is a freelance writer and columnist for several newspapers and magazines.

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Shobhaa De runs four weekly columns in mainstream newspapers, including The Times of India and Asian Age. She has been the writer of several popular soaps on television, including India's second daily serial, Swabhimaan (first is Shanti).

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De writes Detour, a fortnightly column for The Week.

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De has participated in several literary festivals, including the Writers' Festival in Melbourne. She is a regular participant of Bengaluru Literature Festival, having been part of it since its first edition.

Controversies

The Shiv Sena has protested the publication of some of Shobhaa De's opinions, including the separation of Mumbai from Maharashtra to create a separate entity.

During the 2016 Olympics, De suggested in a tweet that Indian athletes visit the Olympics merely to take selfies and spend government money. Her comment received widespread criticism from various quarters.

Books

  • Small Betrayals (Forthcoming book) − Hay House India, New Delhi, 2014
  • Shobhaa: Never a Dull De − Hay House India, New Delhi, 2013
  • Shethji −2012
  • Shobhaa at Sixty −Hay House India, New Delhi, 2010
  • Sandhya`s secret −2009
  • Superstar India – From Incredible to Unstoppable
  • Strange Obsession
  • Snapshots
  • Spouse: The truth about marriage
  • Speedpost – Penguin, New Delhi. 1999.
  • Surviving Men – Penguin, New Delhi, 1998
  • Selective Memory – Penguin, New Delhi. 1998.
  • Second Thoughts – Penguin, New Delhi. 1996.
  • Small betrayals – UBS Publishers' Distributors, 1995
  • Shooting from the hip – UBS, Delhi, 1994.
  • Sultry Days – Penguin, New Delhi. 1994.
  • Sisters – Penguin, New Delhi. 1992.
  • Starry Nights – 1989, India, Penguin, New Delhi ISBN 0-14-012267-2, Pub date ? ? 1989, paperback
  • Socialite Evenings – 1989, India, Penguin, New Delhi ISBN 0-14-012267-2, Pub date ? ?
  • References

    Shobhaa De Wikipedia


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