Girish Karnad Playwright

Girish Karnad
Birth Place:
May 19, 1938
Death Date:
June 10, 2019 (age 81)
Birth Sign:

He was born on May 19, 1938 (died on June 10, 2019, he was 81 years old) as Girish Raghunath Karnad.


Girish Raghunath Karnad is a contemporary writer playwright screenwriter actor and movie director in Kannada language. His rise as a playwright in 1960s marked the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Kannada just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. read more

Is Girish Karnad still alive?

No, he died on 06/10/2019, 2 years ago. He was 81 years old when he died. Cause of death: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. He died in Bengaluru

What was Girish's zodiac sign?

Girish Karnad zodiac sign was taurus.


His first feature film was Ek Tha Tiger (2012, as Dr. Shenoy). He was 74 when he starred in this movie. Since 2012, he has appeared in 67 feature films. The last one is Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain (2002). .

Awards (6)

Awarded Padma Bhushan in 1991 , awarded Jnanpith Award in 1997 , awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 , awarded Padma Shri in arts in 1973 , awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1971 ,


He graduated from Karnatak University and Lincoln College


He had one child, Raghu .

Girish Karnad's child

Girish Karnad Movies (67)

Girish Karnad movie characters

When is Girish Karnad's next birthday?

Girish Karnad was born on the , which was a Thursday

His real name:
Birth name of Girish Karnad is Girish Raghunath Karnad
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