Shobha De is an Indian novelist and columnist. She is best known for her depiction of socialites and sex in her works of fiction, for which she has been referred to as the "Jackie Collins of India." He is born in Mumbai into a conservative Marathi Brahmin family. Her father was a district court judge.
At age 17, she began her career model, which lasted for five years. At age 20, she began her career as a journalist, writing ‘agony aunt’ advice columns and features for society magazines. She founded the magazine Stardust at age 23, which included Bollywood interviews, gossip, and photographs.
In the 1980s, she contributed to the Sunday magazine section of The Times of India. She has since been a regular columnist for several newspapers. She has also written several popular soaps on television.