Shakuntala Devi Biography : A legend Human Computer

 Shakuntala Devi Biography

Shakuntala Devi Family ,Father, Mother, Siblings, and Their Names & Pictures

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Full Name 

Shakuntala Devi


Human Computer




Astrologer, Author, mathematician 

Date of Birth

4 November 1929

Birth Place

Bangalore, Karnataka

Family Roots

Kannada Brahmin family






21 April 2013 (83 years old)

Birth Anniverssary

93 in 2022

Cause of Death

cardiac problem

Mother’s name


Father’s name

C V Sundararaja Rao 

(magician in a circus )





Never went school




Paritosh Banerji (IAS)

(Married: 1964, div: 1979)


1 Daughter


Anupama Bannerji  

son in Law

Ajay Abhaya Kumar

Rare Facts About ’s Career 👍 

She is known as “human computers”. 

Since childhood, she used to calculate the biggest numbers in a moment ,it’s was an amazing talent .

She was recorded in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ in the year 1982. 

At the age of 6, he got an opportunity to demonstrate his calculating ability in an event organized at the University of Mysore. 

she relocated to London in 1944 when she was 15 years old and Back to India In1960.

In the year 1977, Shakuntala had extracted the 23rd square root of a 201 digit number without the help of any paper and pen, and the US Bureau of Standards had to prepare a special program to see her answer in the UNIVAC 1101 computer. 

In 1980, she contested the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate for Mumbai South and for Medak in Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana).In Medak she stood against the former PM Indira Gandhi, but Lost.

Shakuntala Devi was also a writer and the title of the book written by her is “The World of Homosexuals (1977)”,Which is said to be the first book on homosexuality in India.

Awards and Honours : 

In 1969,Shakuntala Devi won the ‘Distinguished Woman of the Year Award’, from the University of Philippines along with a gold medal.

In 1988, she was honored with the ‘Ramanujan Mathematical Genius Award’ in Washington D.C., conferred to her by the-then Indian Ambassador to US.

On 4 November 2013, Devi was honoured with a Google Doodle on  her 84th birthday.

A film on her life titled Shakuntala Devi was announced in May 2019.The film stars Vidya Balan in the lead role of Shakuntala Devi .

Books Written By Shakuntala Devi : 

Astrology for You 

Book of Numbers 

Figuring: The Joy of Numbers 

In the Wonderland of Numbers 

Mathability: Awaken the Math Genius in Your Child 

More Puzzles to Puzzle You 

Perfect Murder 

Puzzles to Puzzle You

Super Memory: It Can Be Yours 

The World of Homosexuals 

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