People interested in films knew Girish Karnad only as an actor. Very few people knew that he was rich in versatility. Girish Karnad was not only an actor but he has also been a great playwright, writer and talented director. Girish Karnad was born on this day i.e. on May 19, 1938. Girish was born in that Matheran of Maharashtra, where even today it is impossible to reach by motor car. So let's know some more special things related to Girish Karnad ...
Girish Karnad's early education was also completed in Marathi school. He did his graduation from Karnataka Arts College in the year 1958. Among the plays written by him are 'Yayati', 'Tughlaq', 'Hayavadan', 'Anju Mallige', 'Agnimatu Male', 'Nagmandal' and 'Agni and Barkha'. Girish Karnad started his movie journey in the year 1970 with Kannada Movie. His fans still remember him for his role of Swami's father in the famous show Malgudi Days aired on Doordarshan. His famous Kannada movies have been Tabbaliyu Magane, Ondanondu Kaladali, Cheluvi, Kaadu and Kannudu Hegaditi.
Girish Karnad once said, 'I wanted to be a poet but I was also interested in theatre, I never thought of becoming a play writer. After getting the scholarship, I reached London. At that time there was a belief that if I go abroad, I will marry a foreign gori mem. Then one day the idea of writing Yayati came to my mind. After which there were many turning points in life. He said that in addition to acting, writing and directing plays, he also got into film direction.
Girish Karnad also tried his hand in Hindi movies and got success in it too. In Hindi, he did movies like 'Nishant', 'Manthan' and 'Pukar'. Along with which he was also seen in 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Tiger Zinda Hai' with Salman Khan, which was also his last Hindi movie. His last film was Apna Desh, made in Kannada language. In the year 2019, on June 10, the talented Girish Karnad said goodbye to this world. In his film career of 48 years, Girish Karnad acted in more than 90 movies. Akashdeep Samman can be given by Amar Ujala to Girish Karnad, who received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1994, Jnanpith Award in 1998, Padma Shri in 1974, Padma Bhushan in 1992.