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Shobha De was born to a Marathi (Maharashtrian, i.e. from the State of Maharashtra in India, in which Mumbai, the capital city, is the seat of Bollywood Indian Hindi "Masala" Movies) Brahmin family. Her maiden name is Shobha Rajadhyaksha. Shobha was a successful model till the early seventies, after which she picked up the pen to write.
Shobaa Dey has been a freelance writer and columnist for
various journals, magazines and newspapers (she is the founder and
Editor of the popular magazines Stardust, Society and Celebrity),
as well as the author of quite a few interesting and occassionally
controversial books, which are the subject of this WBRi Online
Bookstore Special Focus.
Shobha has a degree in psychology from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.