Dr Sunitha Krishnan Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sunitha Krishnan is a well-known Indian social activist fighting against human trafficking. She is known to help rape victims and their children in rehabilitation.

Wiki / Biography

Sunitha was born on Friday, May 23, 1969 (the age of 50; as in 2019), in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Gemini. She graduated from Kendriya Vidyalaya Waltair in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She later joined St. Joseph's College in Bangalore and Yenepoya University in Mangalore, Karnataka, for completing her Master's degree in Social Work and Ph.D.

Family, caste and husband

She was born in a family of Palakkad Malayali. His father is called 'Raju Krishnan', who worked as an employee at the Department of Survey, India, and his mother is named 'Nalini Krishnan'. 'She married the Indian director' Rajesh Touchriver '. "

Sunitha Krishnan with her father

Sunitha Krishnan with her father

Sunitha Krishnan with her husband

Sunitha Krishnan with her husband


From her childhood, she wanted to work for the well-being of society. At the age of eight, she started a dance training for mentally handicapped children and, after four years, she opened a small school where she had the habit of teaching the children of the slum. One incident changed her life when she was 15, working in a neo-literacy camp for dalit society. A gang of eight men brutally raped her and beat her so violently that she became partially deaf in one year. These people used to believe that we live in a society dominated by men and that women can not interfere. Sunitha took this incident as a source of motivation and began to work more for the well-being of women in Indian society. Her parents were not happy with her lifestyle, so she decided to move to Hyderabad and joined the People's Initiative Network (PIN) in Hyderabad. This institution was founded by Brother Varghese Theckanath, a member of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel and social activist.

An old photo of Sunitha Krishnan with brother Varghese Theckanath

An old photo of Sunitha Krishnan with brother Varghese Theckanath

In 1996, Sunitha helped the prostitutes from Mehboob ki Mehandi, a red lighting area in Hyderabad during the evacuation, and to help them find a job, she opened a school in the evacuated brothel. Later, this school was named "Prajwala" and is based on five pillars: prevention, protection, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration. Her non-profit organization helped more than 12,000 victims of prostitution to evacuate and start a new life. Prajwala has also helped the children of these ladies educate them and offer them a better future. Survivors receive training in carpentry, welding, printing, masonry and housekeeping.

Sunitha Krishnan with the children of her school

Sunitha Krishnan with her children at school

In 2003, it made recommendations on the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking, which were adopted by the Andhra Pradesh government as a "Rescue and Rehabilitation Policy for Victims of Trafficking" in 2009, in his speech on human trafficking at the Mysore Campus Infosys at the official TED India conference became viral (it is available on the TED India YouTube channel). In 2011, she had the opportunity to work as a government advisor for the drafting of the Nirbhaya policy for women and children in Kerala. She subsequently resigned in 2014 because she was not satisfied with their work. Later, she was renamed in 2015 and more authority was given to her to make decisions.

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It has organized seminars at the national and international levels to raise awareness of people trafficking. In 2012, she was invited to Star Plus's show Satyamev Jayate, where she spoke about her non-profit organization "Prajwala". Sunitha and her husband have directed several documentaries on human trafficking, AIDS, marriages between sheikhs, incest and prostitution. She has published several books on the same topics. In 2013, the Andhra Pradesh Women's Commission appointed her to the drafting of India's new bill on rape. She worked with the crisis counseling center of the Afzalgunj police station to put an end to the trafficking of human beings. In an interview, she revealed that her journey was not so easy, as she had to deal with life-threatening attacks and threatening messages to help rape victims.

Sunitha Krishnan in Satyamev Jayate

Sunitha Krishnan in Satyamev Jayate


His "ShameTheRapist" campaign, where people shared the video about rape on WhatsApp, had been criticized by some of the society.

Awards and distinctions

  • Stree Shakti Puraskar, Government of India, 2003.
  • CNN-IBN Real Hero Award, Reliance Foundation, 2008.
  • Report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Heroes of the United States State Department, 2009.
  • Tejaswini Award, FICCI, 2010.
  • Human Rights Award, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Washington DC, 2011
  • National Award Amodini Godfrey Phillips, 2013.
  • Mahila Thilakam Prize, Government of Kerala, 2013.
  • Outstanding Woman Award, National Women's Commission, 2013.
  • Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice, 2014
  • People of the Year Award from the LIMCA Book of Records, 2014.
  • Padma Shri in the field of social work, 2016.
    Sunitha Krishnan receives Padma Shri Award

    Sunitha Krishnan receives Padma Shri Award

  • Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, 2017

Note: She has many other awards and honors to her name.


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Facts / Trivia

  • She was born disabled, her legs were pushed back, but after regular physiotherapy sessions, she was able to walk normally.
  • At the beginning of her organization, Prajwala, she had to face the financial crisis for which she sold her jewels and her utensils.
  • The film co-produced by "Anamika" is part of the program of the National Police Academy, while the other film "Naa Bangaaru Talli" won three national awards in 2014.
  • After her #ShameTheRapist campaign in 2015, her owners asked her to transfer the economic rehabilitation unit to Hyderabad for which she funded much of the funding from goCrowdera.com and raised over $ 225,000.
  • In 2019, Sunitha appeared in the episode "Karmaveer" (October 18, 2019) of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019), with her husband Rajesh Touchriver.

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