Saroo Brierley is an Australian businessman who was born in India. Saroo Brierley is best known for his work 'A Long Way Home'. He came into the spotlight when a movie was made based on his real life.

Currently, he resides in Hobart, Australia. The movie won various prestigious awards and made the box office collection of $134.6 million. The main role in the movie was played by Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara, directed by Garth Davis.

The book he has written 'A long way' is also about a lost boy of five who is adopted by an Australian family and his hunger of finding his Indian family.



  • Indian - Australian
  • 1981
  • businessman

Saroo Brierley’s journey from begging on the streets of India to millions worth of net worth in Australia

His real name is Sheru Munshi Khan. He was born in 1981. He is the native of Ganesh Tilai, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was separated from his real mother when he was just 5 and then was adopted by an Australian couple. After 25 years, he got the fortune to meet his biological mother again. His story generated significant international media attention, especially in India and Australia. It's been said that his father left them and their home when he was very young. As a consequence, he and his mother had to live their life in poverty. In order to support and provide a daily meal, his mother worked very hard on construction sites. However, her earning wasn’t sufficient enough to sustain the family in long-term.

Waiting for his brother to come to him for help, Brierley ended up in a police station

When Saroo was five years old, he and his elder brothers named as Kallu and Guddu started to beg at the railway station for money and food. One evening when he and his brother Guddu were begging in Burhanpur Saroo suddenly fell as he was exhausted due to improper diet and hard-work. Guddu, his brother, promised to come back shortly but unfortunately didn’t return back. Later, when he regained consciousness, he was taken to the nearby police station by a teenager and then was adopted by the Brierley's family.

Saroo Brierley’s book, ‘A long way home’ is about finding his biological mother which has been adapted into a movie.

Even though the book he wrote was not from a business perspective, He earned great admirers and money from it.

People are keen to know, What would Saroo Brierley prefer, an Australian wife or an Indian.

Residing in Hobart, now he and his Indian family are able to communicate with each other quite often. The international media helped this separated family come together after many years. Talking about his dating history, he is not quiet public about it. So we are left to assume that Saroo Brierley does not have a girlfriend. It is a question of interest if he is going to marry an Australian lady or would rather prefer having an Indian wife. Besides, Saroo Brierly net worth is yet to be calculated, however according to The mercury Saroo Brierley made a deal of $12 m for the adoption of his life story as a movie.



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