Born of refugee parents from India into the newly created state of Pakistan, in 1952, M. Salahuddin Khan of Lake Forest, Illinois, earned a bachelors degree in aeronautics and astronautics from University of Southampton, England. He is a management consultant primarily in the areas of product development and marketing. In 2008, Khan was a Co-Executive Producer of a 12-minute short movie called The Boundary, starring Alex Siddig of Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven, and Star Trek, Deep Space Nine fame. The movie dealt with the issues of civil liberties at a U.S. border crossing in a post 9/11 world. Salahuddin has been published online and in print in such media as the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle and has made numerous radio and TV appearances for his views on Americas relationship with Islam and with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Between 1998 and 2007, the author served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy for NAVTEQ Corp. From 2006 to 2008, he was also the publisher of ISLAMICA Magazine.
In 2011 Khan's debut novel, SIKANDER, won the Grand Prize across all categories in the LA Book Festivala and the Paris Book Festival, along with being named the Best Fiction title in each of the Beach and Hollywood book festivals. It was also named the Best Multicultural Fiction title at the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards. In 2012, Khan was also recipient of the CAIR Chicago Book Award.
Before 1998, Khan was the Chief Technology Officer for Computervision Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Khan is a designer, engineer, artist, writer, inventor (he is named on several US patents), and worldwide traveler.