Girish Karnad

Supporting Actor ● Actor ● Screenplay Writer


Indian actor, film director and playwright Girish Karnad is known for his work in the South Indian cinema and Hindi cinema. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award and the recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. His unique style of combining history with mythology to tackle contemporary issues was much appreciated. Born in Matheran, Maharashtra, he was born as the third of the four children born to his parents, Krishnabai née Mankikar and Dr. Raghunath Karnad. During his young age he was exposed to theater groups, he was an ardent admirer of Yakshagana and the theater in his village. He had earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and statistics from Karnatak Arts College. After graduation, he went to England and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He made his screenwriting debut in the Kannada movie Samskara (1970) which had won the prestigious President's Golden Lotus Award for Kannada cinema. He gained prominence for his role of Swami's father in the TV series Malgudi Days. He made his directorial debut with Vamsha Vriksha in the year 1971. Girish Karnad was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru, India and had passed away on 10th June 2019.

Born on: 19 May, 1938

Born in: Matheran, Bombay Presidency, India

Died on: 10 June, 2019

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Telugu 2020
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Hindi 2018
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Kannada 2018
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Kannada 2017
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Hindi 2017
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Hindi 2016
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Tamil 2016
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Hindi 2016
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Telugu 2015
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Kannada 2015
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Hindi 2015
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Kannada 2015
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Kannada 2015
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Kannada 2014
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Hindi 2014
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Tamil 2014
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Kannada 2014
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Kannada 2013
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Hindi 2013
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Kannada 2012
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Hindi 2012
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Tamil 2012
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Hindi 2012
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Tamil 2011
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Telugu 2011
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Kannada 2011
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English 2011
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Kannada 2011
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Telugu 2010
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Hindi 2010
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Hindi 2009
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Kannada 2008
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Kannada 2007
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Hindi 2007
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Kannada 2006
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Hindi 2006
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Hindi 2005
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Telugu 2004
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Tamil 2004
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Telugu 2001
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Kannada 2001
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Hindi 2000
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Tamil 2000
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Hindi 2000
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Kannada 1999
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Telugu 1999
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Kannada 1999
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Telugu 1999
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Kannada 1999
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Hindi 1998
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Hindi 1998
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Tamil 1998
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Tamil 1997
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Tamil 1997
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Kannada 1997
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Tamil 1996
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Malayalam 1996
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Telugu 1996
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Hindi 1996
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English 1996
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Kannada 1995
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Hindi 1994
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Tamil 1994
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Kannada 1994
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Kannada 1994
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Telugu 1993
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Hindi 1992
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Hindi 1992
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Tamil 1991
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Telugu 1991
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Hindi 1991
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English 1990
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Kannada 1990
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Kannada 1990
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Hindi 1989
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Hindi 1988
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Kannada 1988
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Hindi 1988
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Telugu 1987
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Malayalam 1987
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Hindi 1987
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Hindi 1987
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Tamil 1986
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Kannada 1986
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Hindi 1985
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Hindi 1985
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Hindi 1985
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Kannada 1985
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Hindi 1985
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Hindi 1985
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Hindi 1984
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Hindi 1984
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Kannada 1983
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Kannada 1983
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Hindi 1983
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Bengali 1982
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Assamese 1982
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Hindi 1981
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Hindi 1981
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Hindi 1981
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Marathi 1981
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Hindi 1980
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Hindi 1980
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Hindi 1980
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Hindi 1980
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Hindi 1980
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Hindi 1979
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Hindi 1979
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Kannada 1978
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Hindi 1977
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Hindi 1977
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Kannada 1976
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Hindi 1976
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Hindi 1975
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Hindi 1975
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Kannada 1971
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Kannada 1970
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Kannada 2017
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Kannada 1999
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Kannada 1997
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Telugu 1997
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Kannada 1983
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Hindi 1981
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Telugu 1978
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Hindi 1978
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Kannada 1978
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Hindi 1977
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Kannada 1977
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Kannada 1973
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Kannada 1972
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Kannada 1970
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Kannada 2016
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Kannada 1999
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Hindi 1992
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English 1990
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English 1988
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Hindi 1984
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Hindi 1984
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Kannada 1978
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Kannada 1977
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Kannada 1977
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Kannada 1973
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Kannada 1972
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Kannada 1972
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Kannada 1971
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Kannada 2016
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