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Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad actor

Girish is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language....

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Bio

Full Name

Girish Raghunath Karnad


Profession(s)

- Actor, Playwright, Film Director, Screenwriter, Professor


 

Physical Stats

Height (approx.)

in feet inches- 5 9


Weight (approx.)

in Kilograms- 80 kg


Eye Colour

Dark Brown


Hair Colour

Black White


 

Career

Debut

Play Screenwriting:

- 'Maa Nishaadha' (1960)


Kannada Film & Screenwriting:

- 'Samskara' (1970)


Direction:

- 'Vamsha Vriksha' (1971)


TV:

- 'Malgudi Days' (1987)


Awards/Honours

- Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Varthur navya Award- 1972


- Padma Shri- 1974


- Padma Bhushan- 1992


- Kannada Sahitya Parishat Award- 1992


- Sahitya Academy Award- 1994


- Jnanpith Award- 1998


- Kalidas Samman- 1998


- University of Southern California, Los Angeles- 2011


- Best Direction: Vamsha Vriksha (with B. V. Karanth)- 1971


- Best Feature Film in Kannada: Vamsha Vriksha- 1971


- Best Feature Film in Kannada: Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane- 1977


- Best Screenplay: Bhumika (with Shyam Benegal and Satyadev Dubey)- 1978


- Best Feature Film in Kannada: Ondanondu Kaladalli- 1978


- Best Non-Feature Film: Kanaka Purandara- 1989


- Best Non-feature Film on Social Issues: The Lamp in the Niche- 1990


- Best Film on Environment Conservation: Cheluvi- 1992


- Best Feature Film in Kannada: Kaanuru Heggadathi- 1999


- Best Director for the Kannada film: Vamsha Vriksha- 1972


- Best Director for the Kannada film: Kaadu- 1974


- Best Director for the Kannada film: Ondanondu Kaladalli- 1978


- Best Actor for the Kannada film: Ananda Bhairavi- 1983


- Best Screenplay Award: Godhuli (with B. V. Karanth)- 1980


- Honorary Doctorate from University of Southern California, Los Angeles- 2011


 

Personal Life

Religion

Hinduism


Address

- Bangalore, India


Hobbies

Reading, Writing, Listening to soft music, Yoga


Date Of Birth

Thursday, 19 May 1938

Age:

84


Birthplace

Bombay Presidency, British India


Zodiac Sign

Taurus


Nationality

Indian


Hometown

Bengaluru, India


Educational Qualification

- Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


Schools

- Not Known


College(s)

- Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad, Karnataka University


- Magdalen College, University of Oxford, England


 

Relationships

Marital Status

Married


Affair(s)

- N/A


Marriage Date


 

Family

Children

Son

- - Raghu Karnad


Daughter

- - Not Known


Spouse(s)

- Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy
Girish Karnad wife


Family

Father

- - Late Rao Saheb Dr Karnad


Mother

- - Late Krishna Bai Mankeekara


Brother

- -None


Sisters

- - 2


 

Favourites

Food

'Kanda Batata Poha', 'Misal Pav', Vada-Pav', 'Aloo Methi', 'Lacha Prantha', 'Sabutdana Khichdi'


Actor(s)

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Puneet Raj Kumar, Diganth


Actress

Rekha, Hema Malini, Arundathi Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Jayanthi


Singer(s)

Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar


Colour(s)

Grey, Black, Brown, Blue


Sport(s)

Cricket


Book

'Why Survive? Being Old in America' (Robert Neil Butler)


Updated: Sunday,May 22, 2022 20:44 PM GMT-06:00

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