Girish Karnad Bio - Biography

Name Girish Karnad
Naionality Indian
Date of Birth 19 May 1938
Place of Birth Matheran, Maharashtra
Famous for Acting, Writer
Girish Raghunath Karnad is a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada language. His rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did it in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honour conferred in India.

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