Shobhaa De

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Shobhaa De
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Born Shobha Rajadhyaksha
(1948-01-07) 7 January 1948 (age 67)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Author, columnist, novelist
Alma mater St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Website
shobhaade.blogspot.com

Shobha Rajadhyaksha (Devnagari: शोभा राजाध्यक्ष), also known as Shobhaa De (Devnagari: शोभा डे) (born 7 January 1948), is an Indian columnist and novelist.[1] 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".[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Shobhaa De was born as Shobha Rajadhyaksha to the Saraswat Brahmin family[5][6] in Satara, Maharashtra and brought up in Girgaon, Mumbai, India.[7] She started her career as a model along with Zeenat Aman.[8]

Career[edit]

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.[9][10] 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.[citation needed]

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).

De has participated in several literary festivals, including the Writers' Festival in Melbourne. She is a regular participant of Bengalore Literature Festival, having been part of it since its first edition. [11]

The Shiv Sena has protested the publication of some of Shobhaa De's opinions.[12]

Books[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shobhaa De, Penguin script new chapter". The Times of India. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "'The Jackie Collins of India'". Los Angeles Times. 1992-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Hooray for Bollywood". The Guardian. 2007-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Meet India's Jackie Collins, Shobhaa De". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2013-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Biography". I love India. 
  6. ^ "Shobha De, Celebrated Columnist and Novelist in a candid conversation with Canta Dadlaney for YourStory". You story. 
  7. ^ "Freebase Infograph". 
  8. ^ "iTimes DB". 
  9. ^ Bio-Bibliographical Information Biographical references at the Wayback Machine (archived October 27, 2009)
  10. ^ Sai, Veejay (10 November 2010). "Veejay Sai Interviews Shobhaa De – India’s Sexiest Sexagenarian". stewardshipreport.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  11. ^ http://svetlanalasrado.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/soak-in-the-cultural-extravaganza-thats-the-bangalore-lit-fest/
  12. ^ Nandgaonkar, Satish; Rashid, Omar (14 April 2015). "My DNA is 100% Maharashtrian, says Shobhaa De". thehindu.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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