Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi Human Computer Dies In India At 83
Shakuntala Devi Human Computer Dies In India At 83

Shakuntala devi (4 november 1929 – 21 april 2013) was an indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer".devi strove to simplify mathematics for students. her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the guinness book of world records. however, the certificate for the record was given posthumously on 30 july 2020, despite devi achieving her world record. Directed by anu menon. with vidya balan, sanya malhotra, jishu sengupta, amit sadh. the extraordinary story of shakuntala devi, the world renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. while the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also humanizes her as a woman and mother, in trying to capture her indomitable spirit. Shakuntala devi is a 2020 indian hindi language biographical drama film written and directed by anu menon and produced by sony pictures networks india and vikram malhotra under his banner abundantia entertainment. the film stars vidya balan as shakuntala devi, who was also known as the "human computer", along with jisshu sengupta, sanya malhotra, and amit sadh. The extraordinary story of shakuntala devi, the world renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. while the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also humanizes her as a woman and mother, in trying to capture her indomitable spirit. told through the lens of her relationship with her daughter anu, the film highlights their very different struggles and aspirations. Shakuntala devi (1929 2013) was best known as “the human computer” for her ability to perform lengthy calculations in her head, swiftly. one example of this, described in her new york times.

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A warm, whippy dramatization of the life of an extraordinary woman whose head for numbers is the stuff of legend, shakuntala devi is consistently entertaining and emotionally engaging. Shakuntala devi has spelled bound and challenged the world with her unique talents. born in a well known family of brahmin priests in bangalore, shakuntala devi received her early lessons in mathematics from her grandfather. by the age of five she was recognized as a child prodigy and an expert in complex mental arithmetic. Shakuntala devi at himachal bhavan in april 1987. (express archive/r k sharma) shakuntala devi (1929 2013), the subject of a new film released on amazon prime on friday, has always been associated with an element of mystery. she was not formally educated, and was far from exceptional in cognitive tests, and yet she could perform calculations with large numbers in a few seconds, sometimes. Amazon presents the world premiere of "shakuntala devi the true story of india’s math genius" a sony pictures networks productions & abundantia entertainme. The extraordinary story of shakuntala devi, the world renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. while the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also humanizes her as a woman and mother, in trying to capture her indomitable spirit.

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