Sheelah Kolhatkar Biography

Sheelah Kolhatkar is a prominent staff writer at The New Yorker since 2016. She is famous as the author of the bestseller crime book Black Edge, published on 7th February 2017. Later, the book was named the Top Book of 2017 by The New York Times. 

Early Life

Sheelah Kolhatkar was born on Her exact date of birth is not mentioned yet, but it seems that she is living between 45-55 years old. Talking about Sheelah’s education, she finished her school education. Later, she earned her BFA degree (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from New York University. After that, she earned her M.A. degree from Stanford University. 

Sheelah Kolhatkar Career

Sheelah Kolhatkar began working after completing her university education. From 2003-2006, she served as Reporter at Observer, a national media brand in New York. Later, she joined the company Condé Nast, Book, and Periodical Publishing in New York, where she acquired writing experience. After that, she worked as Contributor Editor for New York Magazine. The same year, she became a writer for TIME. 

In May 2010, she joined as Editor at Bloomberg in N.Y. and wrote investigative stories about Wall Street, hedge funds, financial crime, politics, media, and women’s issues. After some time, she wrote for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine also. Her Businessweek featured articles include “The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Guide to Trade on Inside Information” (May 2016), “The Feel-Good Female Solidarity Machine” (February 2016), “What Do Video Games Have Against Women? Anita Sarkeesian Battles A $25 Billion Industry” (November 2014) and many more. 

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She left the position of national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek in July 2016. 

Sheelah rose to prominence when she served as a host of “Playing by the Rules Season 2: Ethics at Work” a local public television program presented by WLIW PBS Network. Currently, she works as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Some of her featured articles include The C.E.O. of Anti-Woke, Inc. (December 2022), and The Fight to Hold Pornhub Accountable (June 2022). Previously, she wrote for The New Yorker about Lina Khan’s Battle to Rein in Big Tech (November 2021), What happens when investment firms acquire trailer parks (March 2021), and How an adoption broker cashed in on a prospective parent’s dream (October 2021). 

Social Media

Sheelah Kolhatkar is active on social media platforms. As of 10th March 2023, she has 2k followers and more than 500 connections on her LinkedIn account. She has 570 followers on her Facebook account. She joined Twitter in March 2009. Now she has 12.8k followers on her @sheelahk official Twitter account. 

In August 2022, she was featured by Ali Velshi (MSNBC channel reporter) to discuss the outlook for the U.S. economy and fight inflation. You can catch her posting the insights of her life story on her official Website –

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Sheelah Kolhatkar Biography

Real Name Sheelah Kolhatkar
Birth Date
Age (as of 2023) 49 Years
Birth Place Toronto , Canada
Profession Writer
College New York University, Stanford University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Not Known
Children Two

Personal Life

Sheelah Kolhatkar is a married woman, but she has never talked about her personal life related to her husband’s particulars in the media. According to sources, she has two children, but her children’s names are not mentioned. 

Sheelah Kolhatkar Net Worth

Sheelah Kolhatkar is a well-known author and former hedge fund analyst in New York City. She mainly earns from her professional writing career. We can assume that Sheelah has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $2 Million. 

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