In 1981, he was awarded The Man Booker Prize for Fiction for Midnight's Children.
In 1964, he became a naturalized citizen of the U.K.
He graduated from King's College, Cambridge in England with honors.
He was raised in a Muslim family, but he no longer considers himself to be Muslim.
He attended Rugby School in Warwickshire, England.
He was 14 when his family moved to Pakistan.
Rushdie married Indian model and actress Padma Lakshmi in 2004 but in June 2007 he announced that they were divorcing.
He attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, India.
He is the author of the controversial book The Satanic Verses.
He grew up in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Salman Rushdie: Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
Salman Rushdie: It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.
Salman Rushdie: Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.