Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the B.V.B.

College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli. She stood first in Karnataka for which she received a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka. She also completed her M.E. in Computer Science in 1974 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, stood first in her class and received a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers. She was also the first woman engineer to be selected in Telco (now Tata Motors), Pune. She had written a postcard to JRD Tata complaining of the gender bias in Tata Motors (Telco then had a men-only policy) and she was invited for a special interview by Tata Motors.[1] She was living in Pune from 1974–1981, later she moved to Mumbai. It was her savings of Rs. 10,000 that was instrumental in the founding of Infosys; N.R. Narayana Murthy proudly mentions this fact on several occasions.

Sudha Kulkarni Murthy (Kannada: ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ)(born August 19, 1950 in Shiggaon, Karnataka, India) is an Indian social worker and author. She is known for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation but was a computer scientist and engineer in her early career. She was the first female computer engineer employed at (Tata motors) and worked as a programmer in the early days of Infosys. Among other things, she has initiated a move to provide all government schools in Karnataka with computer and library facilities. She also teaches computer science and writes fiction. Dollar Sose (Dollar daughter-in-law), a book originally she wrote in Kannada and later translated to English as Dollar Bahu was adopted as a television serial in 2001.She was M.Tech in Computer Science and BE in Electricals.