Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad (1938-0) is a Kannada Actor, Writer, Director known for the movies Aa Dinagalu(2007), Santha Shishunala Sharifa(1990), Nagamandala(1997)

NameGirish Karnad (ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್)
Other NamesGirish Raghunath Karnad
Date Of Birth19 May 1938
Age79 years 5 months 4 days
Place Of BirthMatheran, Maharashtra
Debut MoviesVamsha Vriksha(Director/ producerr) , Samskara(actor)
FatherRao Saheb Dr Karnad
MotherKrishna Bai Mankeekara
Education (Graduation)Bachelors of Arts degree in mathematics and statistics from Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad
EducationMaster of Arts degree in philosophy, political science and economics
Biography
a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada language. His rise as a playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India.

He is one of the Jnanapeeth award recipients for Kannada

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. He has been the voice of APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, in the audiobook of Kalam's autobiography by Charkha Audiobooks Wings of Fire.


Girish Karnad: Filmography (38)

(All Girish Karnad Movies)
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2015 Rudra Thandava[Actor(Shivaraj\'s father)]
2015 Rana vikrama[Actor(K.V. Anand Rao)]
2015 Chandrika[Actor]
2014 Samrat & Co.[Actor(Mahendra Pratap Singh)]
2014 Savari 2[Actor(Vishwanath)]
2013 Sweety[Actor(Priya’s father)]
2012 Yaare Koogadali[Actor]
2011 Kempegowda[Actor(Kavya\'s Father)]
2008 Chilipili Hakkigalu[Actor]
2008 Sangaathi[Actor]
2007 Aa Dinagalu[Actor(Girish Naayak),Writer (Screenplay)]
2007 Lava Kusha[Actor]
2006 Thananam Thananam[Actor(Shastry)]
2001 Vande Matharam[Actor]
1999 AK 47[Actor]
1999 Janumadatha[Actor]
1999 Kanooru Heggadithi[Actor,Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
1999 Prathyartha[Actor(Home Minister)]
1997 April Fool[Actor]
1997 Nagamandala[Writer (Novel)]
1995 Aaghatha[Actor]
1995 Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawayi[Actor(Hanagal Kumaraswamigalu)]
1992 Mysore Mallige[Actor]
1990 Prathama Ushakirana[Actor]
1990 Santha Shishunala Sharifa[Actor(Govindabhatta)]
1988 Kadina Benki[Actor]
1986 Nenapina Doni[Actor]
1985 Nee Thanda Kanike[Actor]
1983 Ananda Bhairavi[Actor(Narayana Sharma)]
1983 Anveshane[Actor(Rotti),Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay),Writer (Dialogue)]
1978 Ondanondu Kaladalli[Director,Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay)]
1978 Sandarbha[Actor]
1977 Kakana Kote[Writer (Screenplay),Writer (Dialogue)]
1977 Thabbaliyu Neenade Magane[Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
1973 Kaadu[Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
1972 Vamsha Vruksha[Actor,Director,Writer (Screenplay),Writer (Dialogue)]
1972 D R Bendre[Director]
1970 Samskara[Actor(Praneshacharya),Writer (Screenplay),Writer (Dialogue)]