A film actor, a champion of women’s causes, a rights activist and a renowned writer who won Booker Prize in 1998 for her fiction The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy is best known for her revolutionary ideologies.

She is famous for hitting headlines with her controversial remarks on contentious issues like Kashmiri, India's nuclear ambitions, calling Mohammad Afzal a 'prisoner-of-war' and criticizing government’s armed action against Naxalites and several others.  This Indian author and political activist attained popularity with her novel ‘The God of Small Things’.

DOB: 24 November 1961

TOP AWARDS: Man Booker Prize

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