Sunitha Krishnan Wiki, Biography, Age, Prajwala, Details


Sunitha Krishnan is the Indian social activist who is a chief functionary and she the co-founder of Prajwala, which is the non-governmental organization for rescuing the people of rehabilitates and reintegrates sex-trafficked victims into society. Sunitha Krishnan is now working in the area of anti-human trafficking and social policy. From her organization Prajwala offer shelter for the rescued women and children with that, here they set up one of the largest rehabilitation homes in the country. She got more awards for her social activities like India’s fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2016. Check out below for Sunitha Krishnan Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Ted Talks, Speech, Blog and more.

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Sunitha Krishnan Early Life & Career

Sunitha Krishnan was born in 1972 at Kerela. She born to Palakkad Malayal parents her father Raju Krishnan and her mother Nalini Krishnan. She traveled to most of the countries in her early days with her father who worked with the Department of Survey which makes maps for the whole country. She did her schooling in Central Government Schools in Bangalore and Bhutan. Then she did her graduation in MSW (medical & psychiatric) at St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, Krishnan, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore.

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Sunitha Krishnan has confirmed her passion for social work at the age of 8, with that she started to teach dance to the mentally challenged children.  Then at the age of 12, she was running a school in the slums for the underprivileged children. Then in the age of 15 at the time she works on a neo-literacy campaign which is conducted for Dalit community, she was gang-raped by eight men. It is the main reason or the incident that impetus or what she does today.

Sunitha Krishnan Biography

Name Sunitha Krishnan
Real Name Sunitha Krishnan
Nickname Sunitha
Profession Social activist
Date of Birth 1972
Age 46
Father Name Krishnan
Mother Name Yet to be updated
Height 4’6”
Weight 50 Kg
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Yet to be updated
School Kendriya Vidyalaya Waltair, Visakhapatnam
College Mangalore University
Hobbies Cycling, Reading Books, Long Driving, and Listening Music
Hometown Kerela, India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Husband Name Rajesh Touchriver
Current City Chennai, India

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Sunitha Krishnan Awards


  • India Times listed Krishnan as one of the 11 Human Rights Activists Whose Life Mission Is To Provide Others
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  • Padma Shri in the field of Social Work, 2016.
  • Inaugural Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence, 2016.
  • Tallberg Global Leadership Prize
  • Franco-German Award For Human Rights & Rule of law
  • PRAYUKTI SAMMAAN 2017 by Dainik Prayukti Hindi Daily at Constitution Club of India, Delhi.


  • 24th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award, 2015.
  • Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice, 2014.
  • CIVICUS Innovation Award, 2014.
  • Kairali Ananthapuri Award, Muscat, 2014.
  • People of the Year award from LIMCA Book of Records, 2014.
  • Woman of Substance Award, Rotary Club Mumbai, 2014.
  • Anita Parekh Award For Women’s Empowerment, Rotary Club Mumbai, 2013.
  • Rotary Social Consciousness Award & Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Club Mumbai, 2013.
  • Godfrey Phillips National Amodini Award, 2013.
  • Living Legends Award from Human Symphony Foundation, 2013.
  • Mahila Thilakam Award, Government of Kerala, 2013.
  • DVF Exemplary Woman Award, Dianne Von Furstenberg Foundation, 2013.
  • Outstanding Woman Award, National Commission for Women, 2013.


  • Akrithi Woman of the Year, Rotary Club Coimbatore, 2012.
  • IRDS Safdar Hashmi award for Human Rights, 2012.
  • Women in Excellence Award, SHE Foundation, 2012.
  • Outstanding Social Work Award, Government of Kerala, 2012.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice International Leadership Award, New York, 2011.
  • N Joseph Mundaserry Award for Outstanding Social Work, Qatar, 2011.
  • Aakruthi Woman of the Year Award, Rotary International, 2011.
  • G8 Woman Award, Colors TV, 2011.
  • Indiavision Person of the Year Award, Indiavision TV Channel, 2011.
  • Human Rights Award, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Washington DC, 2011.
  • Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award, 2011, Kuwait, 8th Garshom Awards


  • Tejaswini Award, FICCI, 2010.
  • Kelvinator Woman Power Award, Colors TV, 2010.
  • Gangadhar Humanitarian Award, Kerala, 2010.
  • Vanitha Women of the Year, Manorama Publications, 2009.[83]
  • Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes from US Department of State, 2009.
  • CNN-IBN Real Hero Award, Reliance Foundation, 2008.
  • Perdita Huston International Award for Human Rights, United Nations of Capital Hill, Washington DC, 2006.
  • World Of Children Health Award, 2006.
  • Citation from Governor of Andhra Pradesh for Contribution to Women’s Empowerment, 2004.
  • Stree Shakti Puraskar, Government of India, 2003.
  • Ashoka Fellowship, 2002.
  • Malayalam movie director Vineeth Sreenivasan was inspired by her life while developing the story of his latest movie Thira.

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