Rupi Kaur - Updated Dec 2023

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Punjab, India

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a beautiful poet, writer, illustrator, author, and also an artist who hails from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Rupi Kaur is popular for gaining success from her books, “Milk and Honey”, and “The Sun and Her Flowers”.

Early Life

Rupi Kaur was born on 4th October 1992, in Punjab, India. The poet n Indo- of Canadian nationality and belongs to the Punjabi South Asian Indian ethnicity. Kaur’s age as of now must be twenty-nine years old and her sun sign is Libra. Likewise, Rupi follows the Sikhism religion as she is from a Sikh family. Kaur’s Caste is Gursikh. When Kaur was just 4 years old, she went to Canada together with her parents and started living in Brampton City. Her dad was a truck driver whereas there is no information about her mother.

Also, Kaur has a sister whose name is Prabh Kaur. As for education, Rupi went to the Turner Fenton Secondary School for her high school studies. Later, she went to the University of Waterloo where she got her degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. It was because of Rupi Kaur’s mother who inspired her to draw and paint. Kaur was engaged in her artworks from her teenage, however, after she turned 17, she started focusing on writing and performing.

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Caption: Rupi Kaur with her sister when they were young (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

Rupi performed for the first time in the Punjabi Community Health Centre which was held in Malton in the year 2009. During high school, Kaur shared her writing with an unknown name. From the year 2013, the poet began sharing her work under her name on Tumblr. After that, Kaur started posting them on Instagram including the simple thematic illustrations from the year 2014. Her 1st book was an anthology, “Milk and Honey”. On 4th November 2014, she published the book by herself on Createspace.

The poet’s motivation for the book’s name was from an earlier poem that has a statement about women surviving dangerous times. Kaur states the women’s interchange as “smooth as milk and as thick as honey”. The book includes observations, prose, and also hand-drawn illustrations which are classified into 4 chapters, and every chapter represents a contrasting theme. After that, Kaur uploaded a series of images in March 2015 on Instagram representing herself with menstrual blood stains on her trouser and white bedsheets.

She expressed the situation as a piece of visual poetry, which created her last project for her junior studies. The same project is regarded as one of her valuable works which have an intention to challenge pervasive societal menstrual taboos. However, her posts were taken down for not following the site’s terms of service. Happily, Instagram then gave back the images, mentioning a mistaken deletion, and even apologized to her for the misunderstanding. The incident however promoted the poet to gain more followers and admirers for her work.

Some more about her career

Finally, after that, Andrews McMeel Publishing brought out her book “Milk and Honey”. In the year 2016, the book turned out to become the eighth- best-selling fiction book in Canada. On 28th February 2021, her book was on the list of The New York Times Best Seller. The book was then translated into twenty-five other languages. In the year 2017, the poet was promoted together with an expansion in poetry sales found in the United Kingdom. On 3rd October 2017, Kaur’s 2nd book, “The Sun and Her Flowers” was out.

The book was present on the list of The New York Times Best Seller on 5th January 2020 for seventy-six weeks. Her 1st book, “milk and honey” became the best-selling book in Canada in the year 2017 and her 2nd book, “The Sun and Her Flowers” became the seventh bestselling fiction book. However, “The Sun and Her Flowers” turned out to be the ninth bestselling book in the year 2018 in Canada, and “milk and honey” were in eighth place. In the year 2019, Kaur was ordered by Penguin Classics for writing an introduction for the latest edition of Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet”.

At the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the poet went back to Brampton which is her parents’ house and started teaching workshops on Instagram Live. On 17th November 2020, she came up with her latest poetry collection, “Home Body”. The collection even adds illustrations from the poset. It became another best-selling Canadian fiction book of the week for the whole 3 weeks after it was out and even was in the top 5 in the year 2021. The book even turned on to become #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and was still in the top place for the whole 9 weeks. Still, the book has been on the chart for 14 weeks after it was out.

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Caption: Rupi Kaur hosting a show (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Rupi has a decent net worth of around $1 million. She has been gaining from her amazing and beautiful work as a poet, artist, writer, author, and also an illustrator.  Similarly, the poet must have gained some of her fortunes from her social media accounts where she has already gained millions of followers. In the future, Rupi Kaur’s net worth will increase for sure. As of now, she is residing in a luxurious and happy life in Toronto.

Relationship Status and Scandal

The poet seems to be single as of now and is not dating anyone. To this day, the poet has never given any information regarding her past as well as her present relationship. Rupi seems to be in love with her work and is very busy focusing on making her career more successful. Therefore, Kaur currently is single and is focusing on her career. Kaur is currently in love with her career and her creations. Once, a poet, Nayyirah Waheed was accusing Rupi of plagiarism. Rupi, however, wasn’t agreeing with the accusation. Rupi Kaur even told that Waheed is one of the people from whom she gets some inspiration.

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Caption: Rupi Kaur with her book (Source: Instagram)

Rupi Kaur – Body Measurement

Regarding Rupi Kaur’s physical appearance, she has an average height of 5 feet 3 inches or else 160 cm or 1.6 m. Rupi has a curvy body type with a bodyweight of around 55 kg or 123 lbs. Similarly, the poet wears a shoe size of 6 (US) and the size of her bra is 32 B. The body measurements of the artist are 33-26-35 inches. Moreover, the poet has a medium complexion with a pair of big black eyes and black silky long hair. Rupi iis a very beautiful and positive personality who seems to be very concerned about her health and beauty.

Rupi Kaur – Social Media Status

Talking about the poet’s presence on the social media platform, she is highly active there. Kaur has an Instagram account where she has gained 4.3 million followers as of April 2021. On Twitter, Kaur has 272.7 thousand followers and on Facebook, the poet has more than 700 thousand followers. Likewise, Rupi has her own YouTube channel where she uploads her vlogs and live videos. Also, the poet has collected 21.9 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel as of April 2021.