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Girish Karnad



Girish Raghunath Karnad was born on 19 May, 1938 in Maharashtra. He is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language. He has been composing plays for four decades. ‘Yayati’ (1961) was his first play. He is the latest recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award for Kannada. He is more famous as a playwright written in Kannada and are widely translated in all the major Indian languages.
Karnad is still active in the world of Indian cinema and works as an actor, director, and screenwriter. He has directed several films in Hindi and Kannada. He has also been conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the government of India.
 
 
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