Sai Paranjpye was born on 19 March, 1938 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to Youra Sleptzoff and Shakuntala Paranjpye. Youra Sleptzoff was a Russian watercolor artist and a son of a Russian general. Shakuntala Paranjpye was an Indian writer and a social worker.
Sai's parents divorced shortly after Sai's birth, and Sai's mother raised Sai in the household of her own father, Sir R. P. Paranjpye, who was a renowned mathematician and an educationist and who also served in 1944-47 as India's High Commissioner in Australia. Sai thus grew up in a few different cities in India, and in Canberra, Australia.
Sai took to writing early in her life,.Sai graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1963.Sai started her career in All India Radio (AIR) in Pune, ...» read full biography