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Name
Real Name Girish Raghunath Karnad
Name Girish Karnad
Also known asKarnad
Career
Major ProfessionDirector
Other ProfessionsScreenplay Writer, Story Writer, Actor
DebutSamskara (1970)
Height & Weight
HeightUnknown
WeightUnknown
Personal Details
DOB19th May, 1938
Age83
Native PlaceMaharashtra
Current PlaceKarnataka
NationalityIndian
ReligionUnknown
HobbiesUnknown
Relationship StatusMarried
Horoscope / Zodiac / Sun SignTaurus
Education Details
EducationBachelor of Science degree in mathematics and statistics
CollegeKarnatak Arts College
Family
ParentsFather : Rao Saheb Dr Karnad
Mother : Krishna Bai Mankeekara
SiblingsUnknown
SpouseDr. Saraswathy Ganapathy
ChildrenUnknown
Awards
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
Rajyotsava Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Vamsha Vriksha - 1972
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Kaadu - 1974
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Ondanondu Kaladal - 1978
Filmfare Best Screenplay Award (1980)
Gubbi Veeranna Award
1971: National Film Award for Best Direction: Vamsha Vriksha (with B. V. Karanth)
1971: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada: Vamsha Vriksha
1973: National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film: Kaadu
1977: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada: Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane
1978: National Film Award for Best Screenplay: Bhumika (with Shyam Benegal and Satyadev Dubey)
1978: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada: Ondanondu Kaladalli
1989: National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film: Kanaka Purandara
1990: National Film Award for Best Non-feature Film on Social Issues: The Lamp in the Niche
1992: National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation: Cheluvi
1999: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada: Kaanuru Heggadathi
Interesting FactsKarnad was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1963.
He served as director of the Film and Television Institute of India (1974–1975)
He has been the voice of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in the audiobook of Kalam's autobiography by Charkha Audiobooks Wings of Fire



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