Girish Karnad

Highest Rated: 70% Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
Lowest Rated: 13% Shivaay (2016)
Birthday: May 19, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
Worked for the Oxford University Press in Chennai for seven years, before committing to writing full-time. Three-time winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada for his movies Vamsha Vriksha (1972), Kaadu (1974) and Ondanondu Kaladalli (1978). A winner of nine National Film Awards, including Best Direction for Vamsha Vriksha (1972) and Best Screenplay for Bhumika (1978). Awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992, India's fourth and third-highest civilian awards. Has won many accolades for his literary contributions, including the Sahitya Academy Award in 1994, Kalidas Samman in 1998 and the Honorary Doctorate presented by the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2011. Received the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India, in 1998 "for his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to Kannada theatre".

Highest Rated Movies



70% Tiger Zinda Hai Shenoy $5.6M 2017
13% Shivaay Actor 2016
No Score Yet Mugamoodi Anand's Grandfather $0.2M 2012
69% Ek Tha Tiger Shenoy $2.5M 2012
No Score Yet Aashayein (Wishes) Parthasarthi 2010
No Score Yet 8X10 Tasveer Actor 2009
No Score Yet 8 X 10 Tasveer Actor 2009
No Score Yet Life Goes On Actor 2009
No Score Yet Dor Randhir Singh 2006
No Score Yet Iqbal Actor 2005
No Score Yet Nehru: The Jewel of India Actor 2004
No Score Yet Hey Ram Actor 2000
No Score Yet Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger Actor 1998
No Score Yet Sapnay Actor 1997
No Score Yet Kadhalan (Humse Hai Muqabala) (Premikudu) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Guna Actor 1992
No Score Yet Utsav (The Festival) Director 1984
No Score Yet Umbartha Actor 1981
No Score Yet Apne Paraye Actor 1980
No Score Yet Aasha Actor 1980
No Score Yet Swami Ghanshyam 1977
No Score Yet Manthan Doctor 1976
No Score Yet Nishant Teacher 1975


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