Sudha Murthy is an engineer, teacher, philanthropist and writer in multiple languages such as Kannada and English. She started her professional career as a computer scientist and engineer. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation. She has started several orphanages, participated in rural development efforts, supported the movement to provide all Karnataka government schools with computer and library facilities, and established ‘The Murthy Classical Library of India’ at Harvard University. Murthy initiated a bold move to start computer and library facilities in all schools in Karnataka & taught computer science. She received “Best Teacher Award” in 1995 from Rotary Club at Bangalore. She is best known for her social work and contribution to literature in Kannada and English. Dollar Bahu (English: Dollar Daughter-in-Law), a novel originally written by her in Kannada and later translated into English as Dollar Bahu, was adapted as a televised dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001. Sudha has also acted in the Marathi film Pitruroon and the Kannada film Prarthana.