Charles Sobhraj Age, Biography, Wife, Affairs, Facts & More

Charles Sobhraj

Full NameHatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj
Nickname(s)Bikini Killer, The Serpent, The Splitting Killer
Profession Criminal (Serial Killer)
Famous ForSerial Killing
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 April 1944
Age (as in 2018) 74 Years
BirthplaceSaigon, Vietnam
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
Nationality French
HometownSaigon, Vietnam
SchoolFrench Boarding School
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
ReligionNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesReading & Writing
Crime Period1970-1976
Controversies• He was sentenced to jail for a burglary case in 1963, when he was only 19 years old.
• He was sentenced to jail several times for burglaries, robberies, and non-payment of bills before 1970.
• From 1970 to 1976, he murdered 20 plus people in south-east countries.
• He had been successful to escape several times from the jail in different countries including India and Thailand.
• In 1986, he escaped from the Tihar jail through drugging the jail officials.
• In 2003, he was caught by Nepal police in a 1975 murder case.
Charles Sobhraj Sentenced Life Imprisionment By Nepal Government
• He married a Nepali girl named Nihita Biswas at the Kathmandu jail in 2008.
Charles' Second Wife Nihita Biswas

His Victims

Teresa Knowlton
Charles' First Victim
Connie Bronzich (22 December 1975)
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Connie Bronzich
Cornelia Cocky Hemker (16 December 1975)
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Cornelia Hemkar
Henricus Henk Bintanja (16 December 1975)
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Henricus Bintanza
Laurent Ormond Carriere (22 December 1975)
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Laurent Ormond Carriere
Vitali Hakim
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Vitali Hakim
Stephanie Parry
Charles Sobhraj's Victim Stephanie Parry
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsChantal Desnoyers
Chantal Compagnon
Marie-Andrée Lecler
Charmayne Carrou
Sneh Snegar
Nihita Biswas
Marriage Date9 October 2008
Wives/SpousesFirst Wife: Lt. Chantal Compagnon (A Parisian)
Second Wife: Nihita Biswas (2008)
Charles' Second Wife Nihita Biswas
ChildrenSon- Pranck
Daughters- Usha Sobhraj, Muriel Anouk
ParentsFather- Sobhraj Hatchard Bavani
Mother- Tran Loang Phun
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodMarinated & Caferel Chicken

Charles Sobhraj

                   Some Lesser Known Facts About Charles Sobhraj

  • Does Charles Sobhraj smoke?: Yes
  • Does Charles Sobhraj drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Charles Sobhraj was born in Vietnam during World War II in 1944. He hails from a mixed background; as his father was an Indian and Mother was a Vietnamese.
  • Charles’ parents were unmarried when he was born. They separated after a few years of Charles’ birth and it badly affected him.
  • His mother’s boyfriend adopted him but didn’t take care of him. Later his mother sent him to a French boarding school. Young Charles Sobhraj
  • He started doing criminal activities when he was only 19 years old.
  • The very first time he was sent to jail in a burglary case in 1963.
  • His income source was Drug dealing and Gem selling.
  • One day, he proposed to his first wife Chantal Compagnon and the same day he was arrested by the police for driving the stolen car, but 8 months later, he got released from the jail and married to Chantal Compagnon.
  • He killed an American girl named Teresa Knowlton, who was found drowned in a pool in the Gulf of Thailand. It was his first murder. Charles' First Victim
  • In 1976, he killed 10 travelers who were on a trip of Asian Hippie Trail of Thailand, India, and Nepal.
  • He is one of the notorious serial killers who killed more than 20 people in South-east Asia and other countries between 1970 and 1980. Charles Sobhraj, A Notorious Serial Killer
  • He used to carry out his criminal activities in a special kind of manner. He used to pick and befriend his victims and later drug them to kill or loot.
  • He is known for his charming personality and women relationships. Charles Sobhraj With Nihita Biswas
  • He was in the sexual relationship with many of girls who often visited him in jail including his lawyer, Sneh Senger, Jacqueline Kuster (A German Imprisoned) and a Punjabi girl who was influenced by Charles character. Charles Sobhraj With Jacqueline Kuster
  • When he was in Tihar Jail in 1986, he escaped from the jail by manipulating jail’s officials. He planned his birthday party with his lawyer Sneha Sneger and drugged all of the officials through grapes and sweets.
  • In 2003, He was arrested by Nepal Police and sentenced to the life imprisonment for the murder of Connie Jo Bronzich and Laurent Carriere in 1975. Charles Sobhraj Sentenced Life Imprisionment By Nepal Government
  • In 2008, he married Nihita Biswas (His Lawyer’s daughter) in Kathmandu jail. Charles Sobhraj Married To Nihita Biswas
  • He believes that he did a favor to the society by killing the peoples. He often says, that he neither bothered of good peoples nor killed them ever.
  • He is fluent in speaking several languages.
  • He roamed one country to another on fake and stolen passports to carry out his criminal activities.
  • He used to execute his criminal activities with his accomplice Marie-Andrée Lecler. Charles Sobhraj With His Accomplice Marie Andree Lecler
  • He is called by the titles; The Serpent (Because of his several escapes from the jail), The Bikini Killer (Because his victims Teresa Knowlton and Charmayne Carrou found dead wearing bikini). Charles Sobhraj, The Serpent
  • He has spent 35 years in prison and still is in Kathmandu jail, Nepal. Charles Sobhraj Was Sentenced Life Imprisionment
  • David Neville’s The Life And Crimes OF Charles Sobhraj book is based on Charles’s life. He wrote this book based on a telephonic conversation between him and Charles. Other books which are based on his life include; The Bikini Killer by David Morrisey, The Bikini Murders by Farrukh Dhondy. Charles' Second Wife Nihita Biswas