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Girish Karnad: A Bollywood Actor’s Personal Details and FAQ

An Indian actor, film director, Kannada writer, playwright, and Jnanpith awardee, Girish Karnad (19 May 1938 – 10 June 2019) predominantly worked in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. Just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi, his rise as a playwright in the 1960s marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada. The 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honor conferred in India, was given to him.

Early life:

Girish Karnad was born into a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family of Matheran, in present-day Maharashtra, in 1938. Belonging to a poor family, his mother Krishnabai was a young widow with a son. Since she needed to earn a living, she began working as a nurse and cook (general housekeeper) for the bedridden wife of Raghunath Karnad, a doctor at Bombay Medical Services. He was from the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin community that speaks Konkani.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and statistics from Karnataka Arts College, Dharwad in 1958. He earned his Master of Arts degree in philosophy, political science, and economics from Magdalen in Oxford after graduation, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar (1960-1963). The Oxford Union elected Karnad as President in 1962–63.

NameGirish Karnad
Date of Birth19 May 1938
Date of Died10 June 2019
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Birth PlaceMatheran, Maharashtra, India
EducationMagdalen College, Oxford
Karnatak University
OccupationPlaywright, director, Actor
ParentsRao Saheb Dr. Karnad (father)
Krishna Bai Mankeekara (mother)
SpouseSaraswathy Ganapathy
ChildrenRaghu Karnad
Shalmali Radha Karnad

Here we have some FAQs about Girish Karnad:

2. What is Girish Karnad’s height?

Girish Karnad’s height is 1.75 m

3. What is the first movie of Girish Karnad?

”Samskara” is the first movie of Girish Karnad.

4. What is Girish Karnad’s place of birth?

Girish Karnad’s place of birth is Matheran, Maharashtra, India.

5. What are some of Girish Karnad’s most famous movies?

Some of Girish Karnad’s most famous movies include ”Ek Baar Chale Aao”, ”Tarang”, ”Jeevan Mukt”, ”Aasha” etc.

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