Charles Sobhraj a French serial killer and con man known as The Bikini Killer and The Serpent. Sobhraj targeted Western tourists in vacation spots of South-east Asia, often with the help of female accomplices. He was imprisoned in India from 1976 to 1997. Charles Sobhraj has been serving a life sentence in Nepal since 2004.
Spree Killer Charles Sobhraj (aka) The Bikini Killer, The Serpent, was active for 2 years between 1975-1976, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Spree Killer was active in the following countries: France, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, Greece
Charles Sobhraj was born (Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj) on April 6th 1944 in Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam. He was raised by his mother and boy friend. He was raised as a oldest child and had multiple step-brothers and sisters. His father, Hatchand Sobhraj, an Indian Sindhi who was an Indian businessman, in Saigon, Vietnam. His mother, Tran Loang Phun, a Vietnamese shop girl.
Charles Sobhraj a heterosexual male citizen of France. He married Chantal Compagnon, divorced, married Nihita Biswas in 2008. He had one daughter, Usha Sobhraj.
Charles Sobhraj has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.
|Nickname:||The Bikini Killer, The Serpent|
|Victims:||12 - 13|
|Years Active:||1975 - 1976|
|Ages Active:||30/31 - 31/32|
|Active Countries:||France, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, Greece|
|Life Span:||1944 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married Chantal Compagnon, divorced, married Nihita Biswas in 2008|
|Children:||one daughter, Usha Sobhraj|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 6, 1944|
|Birth Name:||Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj|
|Native Name:||Charles Sobhraj|
|Birth Location:||Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam|
|Siblings:||multiple step-brothers and sisters|
|Raised By:||his mother and boy friend|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Tran Loang Phun, a Vietnamese shop girl|
|Father:||Hatchand Sobhraj, an Indian Sindhi who was an Indian businessman, in Saigon, Vietnam|
|Prison Location:||Tihar Jail|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 06 1944||Charles Sobhraj was born in Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam. #19440406|
|Apr 06 1964|
|Apr 06 1974|
|Charles Sobhraj started his serial killing spree. #1975|
|Charles Sobhraj ended his serial killing spree. #1976|
|Apr 06 1984|
|Apr 06 1994|
|Apr 06 2004|
|Apr 06 2014|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Charles Sobhraj (1975-1976).
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|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0316242926||The Three||Sarah Lotz||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|1845969766||Serpentine||Tom Morton||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|1845965833||Serpentine||Tom Morton||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|1530523834||The Bikini Killer||David Morrisey||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|9350292580||Bikini Murders||Farrukh Dhondy||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|812502638x||The Wages of Impunity||K. G. Kannabiran||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|1504043278||Serpentine||Thomas Thompson||Charles Sobhraj||1|
|9351950565||The Front Page Murders||Puja Changoiwala|| 3 Total Including |
|150404326x||Blood and Money||Thomas Thompson||Charles Sobhraj||1|
Charles Sobhraj (born 6 April 1944), also known as the Bikini Killer, is a French serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin who preyed on Western tourists throughout Southeast Asia during the 1970s. Nicknamed The Splitting Killer and The Serpent, due to his skill at deception and evasion, Sobhraj allegedly committed at least a dozen murders. He was convicted and jailed in India from 1976 to 1997.
Charles Sobhraj is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database