Saroo Brierley Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Saroo Brierley

Biography / Wiki

From Khandwa to Australia, the life journey of Saroo has been exciting and thrilling. His life may look happening now but he had a dark and disturbing childhood. He was born on 22 May 1981 in Khandwa, India. Originally, he was named Sheru Munshi Khan after his adoption his name changed to Saroo Brierley.

He is an Indian-born Australian businessman and author. He accidentally got separated from his biological family. The story of his tough and dark childhood has been displayed through a book and movie as well.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth 22 May 1981
Age 42 Years
Height In Centimeters – 178 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’10”

Weight In Kilograms – 75 kg

In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Measurements 40-32-14
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size Not Known

Net Worth

Saroo Brierley has an estimated net worth of $97 million.

Education/ Family

Saroo was born to Munshi and Fatima in poverty. After some time, his father abandoned his family and his mother had to work as a construction laborer. The family had no money for food and education. Saroo along with his siblings started begging for money and food.

He has a sister Shakila. He lost his biological brother in a train accident. From thereafter neither Guddu returned nor Saroo. He landed in Calcutta and was adopted by an Australian couple. His adoptive parents were John Brierley and Sue Brierley.

He also has an adoptive brother Mantosh. After landing in Australia he learned English and was provided with education. He attended Australian International Hotel School, Canberra, and completed his graduation in Hospitality and Business. He met his biological family after 25 years when he came to India.


Saroo Brierley

Real Name Sheru Munshi Khan
Nickname Sheru, Saroo
Birth Place Ganesh Talai, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India
Profession Businessman, Author
Zodiac sign Gemini
School Not known
College Australian International Hotel School, Canberra
Religion Not known
Nationality Australian
Home Town Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Debut N/A
Fathers Name Biological – Munshi

Adoptive – John Brierley (a businessperson)

Mothers Name Biological – Fatima (laborer)


Saroo Brierley biological Mother
Saroo Brierley biological Mother

Adoptive – Sue Brierley (businessperson)

Saroo Brierley Adoptive Parents
Saroo Brierley Adoptive Parents

Brothers Kalloo (Factory manager)

Guddu (died)

Mantosh (adoptive brother)

Saroo Brierley with his Brother
Saroo Brierley with his Brother

Sister Shakila (schoolteacher)

Career / Fashion And Style

After completing graduation, he started helping his parents with their business. He wrote his own autobiography “A Long Way Home” in 2013. The book is based upon his life journey elaborating on his journey from his childhood to reuniting with his biological family. His book was adapted into the movie ‘Lion’ in 2016 by the director Garth Davis. The part of Saroo was played by Dev Patel. Currently, he resides in Hobart.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Lisa Williams
Marital Status Not known
Wife Not known

Saroo Brierley

Some Interesting Facts About Saroo Brierley

  • He does consume alcohol.
  • He was born in India but became an Australian businessman and author, who became popular after the movie ‘Lion’ was filmed on his real-life story.
Lion Movie Based on Saroo Brierley Life
Lion Movie Based on Saroo Brierley Life
  • His childhood became disturbing when his biological father abandoned his family and married another woman.
Saroo Brierley in his childhood
Saroo Brierley in his childhood
  • To support her family, his mother ‘Fatima’ used to work as a construction laborer but couldn’t make enough money to raise the family.
  • Along with his brother, Saroo went from their hometown Khandwa to Burhanpur by train. When the train reached Burhanpur, Guddu told him to wait and assured him that he will come back. Saroo slept with the hope his brother will come back. When he woke up, he reached Kolkata which is 1500 km far from Burhanpur. His brother didn’t return because he died in a train accident.
  • He lived in and around the railway station. He met a good guy who took him to the police station and reported him as a lost child. First, he was sent to the government center for abandoned children and then to the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption. Late he was shifted to an orphanage after the days of investigation and research.
  • In the orphanage he was given proper training about everything. The Australian couple adopted him. They also adopted one more Indian boy Mantosh and took both of them to Hobart with them.
Saroo Brierley Adoptive family
Saroo Brierley Adoptive family
  • He learned to speak English and forgot Hindi completely.
  • He always had little memories of his past life. He tried to find his family roots and started searching for his birthplace on Goggle Earth. In 2011, he found a station that is quite similar to the memories from his past life. He found his hometown by following the satellite images.
  • After 25 years, he traveled to Khandwa and met his biological family in 2012.
Saroo Brierley biological Parents
Saroo Brierley biological Parents
  • To recall his childhood experience, he also traveled on a train from Khandwa.
  • His hobbies are traveling and writing.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @saroo_brierley_
  2. Twitter@SarooBrierley
  3. Facebook @SarooBrierley
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