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Girish Karnad was born in Matheran, Maharashtra and grew up in Karnataka. It belongs to the Saraswat Brahmin Konkani family. 

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Girish Karnad Biodata and Biography
Name
Girish Raghunath Karnad
Nick-name
Girish Karnad
Profession
Actor, Playwright, Film Director, Screenwriter, Professor
Height
5 feet 9 Inches
Weight
80  kg
Date Of Birth
19 May 1938
Age
79 -Years (as in 2018)
Religion
Hinduism
Nation
Indian
Debut Movie
'Samskara' (1970), TV: 'Malgudi Days' (1987)
Famous Role
Not Known
Girlfriends / Affairs
Not Known
Horoscope/ Zodiac Sign
Taurus


 BodyMeasurements
Body Measurements
44-33-16 Inches
Chest Size
44- inches
Waist Size
33- inches
Biceps Size
16- inches
Eye Colour
Dark Brown
Hair Colour
Black & White

Residence
Birth Place
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
Residence
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
Home Town
Karnataka, India


School and College
school
Not Known
College
Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad, Karnataka University, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, England
Other Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, Master of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

 Family
Father
Late Rao Saheb Dr Karnad
Mother
Late Krishna Bai Mankeekara
Brother
Not Known
Sisters
Not Known
Marital Status
Married
Wife
Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy
Daughter
Not Known
son
Not Known
Uncles
Not Known
Aunties
Not Known
Grandfather
Not Known
Grandmother
Not Known




Favorites
Favorite Movie
Not Known
Favorite Director
Not Known
Favorite Colour
Grey, Black, Brown, Blue
Favorite Destination
London, Paris
Favorite Book
'Why Survive? Being Old in America' (Robert Neil Butler)
Favourite Sport
Cricket
Favorite Actor
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Puneet Raj Kumar, Diganth
Favorite Actress
Rekha, Hema Malini, Arundathi Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Jayanthi
Favorite Food
'Kanda Batata Poha', 'Misal Pav', Vada-Pav', 'Aloo Methi', 'Lacha Prantha', 'Sabutdana Khichdi'
Favorite Musician
Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar
Favourite Perfume Brand
Not Known
Cars Collection
Not Known
Hobbies
Reading, Writing, Listening to soft music, Yoga


Remuneration
Movie-Remuneration
 (INR) film
(INR)
Net-worth
(INR)


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He began his career in 1960. He is known for his work in South Indian films and in Bollywood. In 1964 he moved to the front of his "Tughlaq" work. His work as Swami's father in "Drop Days" in 1987 was highly regarded by spectators in Indian history.

After his return from England he met his wife during a celebration during his work at Madras at Oxford University Press. He married at the age of 42. He likes to write games, literatures, stories, poems, etc. written in Kannada and translated into English and some Indian languages.

He also taught at Oxford University Press, Chennai, from 1963 to 1970, and was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Illinois from 1987 to 1988. From 1974 to 1975 he was director of the Institute of Film and Television in India. and from 1988 to 1993, president of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, National Academy of Interpreting Arts. 
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In 1988 he received the Jnanpith Award for India's highest literary distinction. From 2000 to 2003 he was director of the Nehru Center and Ministry of Culture of the Indian High Commission in London.

He has won many awards including 'Padma Shri', 'Padma Bhushan', Filmfare Awards, National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South, Karnataka State Film Awards and much more. In 2011 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

In the 2014 parliamentary elections he was an opponent of Narendra Modi. He is a critic of religious fundamentalism and Hinduism in India. He gave his voice in the autobiography of the Wings of Fire book by the former president of India, A. P. Abdul Kalam.

Girish Karnad Full List:-

Year
Movie Title
Role
2017
Tiger Zinda Hai
Dr. Shenoy (RAW Chief)
2016
Chalk n Duster
Manohar Sawant
2016
Shivaay
Anushka's father
2016
24
Sathya's grandfather
2015
Chandrika

2015
Dheera Rana Vikrama
K. V. Anand Rao (Home Minister                                                  Of Karnataka)
2015
Rudra Tandava
Chiranjeevi Sarja's Father
2014
Savari 2
Vishwanath
2014
Samrat & Co.

2013
Sweety Nanna Jodi

2012
Yaare Koogadali

2012
Mugamoodi

2012
Ek Tha Tiger
Dr. Shenoy (RAW Chief)
2011
Kempe Gowda
Mahadev Gowda (Kavya's Father)
2011
Narthagi

2010
Komaram Puli
Narasimha Rao (Prime minister)
2009
Life Goes On
Sanjay
2009
Aashayein
Parthasarthi
2009
8 x 10 Tasveer
Anil Sharma
2008
Sangaathi

2008
Chilipili Hakkigalu
School Master
2007
Lava Kusha
Protagonists' father
2007
Aa Dinagalu
Girish Nayak
2006
Tananam Tananam
Shastry
2006
Dor
Randhir Singh
2005
Iqbal
Guruji
2004
Shankar Dada MBBS
Satya Prasad
2004
Chellamae
Rajasekhar
2001
Vande Matharam
Vijayashanti's Father
2000
Hey Ram
Uppilli Iyengar
2000
Pukar
Mr. Rajvansh
1999
Prathyartha
Sheshanag Dixit (Home Minister of India)
1999
Janumadatha
Dr. Akbar Ali
1999
AK-47
Jagannath Rao (Shiva Rajkumar's Father)
1999
Kanooru Heggadithi

1998
Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger
Rajwansh Shashtri
1998
April Fool

1998
China Gate
Forest Officer Sunder Rajan
1997
Minsaara Kanavu
Amal Raj
1997
Ratchagan
Sriram
1996
The Prince
Vishwanath
1996
Aatank
Inspector Khan
1996
Dharma Chakram

1995
Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai
Hanagal                                                         Kumaraswamiji
1994
Aagatha
Psychiatrist
1994
Kadhalan
Kakarla Satyanarayana Murti