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His/Her Bio and Stats
NameGirish Raghunath Karnad
Nick NameGirish Karnad
Occupation/CareerActor, Playwright, Film Director, Screenwriter, Professor
Physical Appearance & More
His/her Heightin cms- 175 cm

meters- 1.75 m

Feet- 5’ 9”
His/her WeightKilogram- 80 kg

in Pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack & White
Personal Life
Date of Birth(DOB)19 May 1938
Age (as in 2017) 79 Years
Place of BirthMatheran, Maharashtra, India
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Taurus
HometownKarnataka, India
SchoolNo Information
College/UniversityKarnatak Arts College, Dharwad, Karnataka University

Magdalen College, University of Oxford, England
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics

Master of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
DebutPlay Screenwriting: 'Maa Nishaadha' (1960)
Kannada Film & Screenwriting: 'Samskara' (1970)
Direction: 'Vamsha Vriksha' (1971)
TV: 'Malgudi Days' (1987)
Family MembersFather- Late Rao Saheb Dr Karnad
Mother- Late Krishna Bai Mankeekara
Sisters- 2
AddressBangalore, India
Hobby(Things he/she loves to do)Reading, Writing, Listening to soft music, Yoga
Controversial Past• In 1992, Karnad publicly criticized the demolition of Babri Masjid and also gave a statement against the Idgah Maidan in Hubli to create a controversy.

• In 2012 at TATA Lit Fest, Mumbai, Karnad was invited to express a feeling about 'his life in theater' but he took the opportunity and started pointing out about V. S. Naipaul for his enmity towards Indian Muslims. Later on, festival's organizers granted Lifetime Achievement Award to V. S. Naipaul and Karnad criticized the organizers for having honored Naipaul.

• Just After Naipaul's controversy, Karnad again created controversy by claiming that Rabindranath Tagore was a substandard playwright and his plays were intolerable.

• In November 2015, during the birth anniversary celebration of ruler Tipu Sultan, Karnad specified that Bangalore International Airport should have been changed from Kempe Gowda to 'Tipu Sultan' which created an outcry among right-wing parties and after the incident he apologized for his statement.
His/Her Favourites
Favourite Food'Kanda Batata Poha', 'Misal Pav', Vada-Pav', 'Aloo Methi', 'Lacha Prantha', 'Sabutdana Khichdi'
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Puneet Raj Kumar, Diganth
Favourite Actress(s)Rekha, Hema Malini, Arundathi Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Jayanthi
Favourite Musician(s)Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar
Favourite ColoursGrey, Black, Brown, Blue
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite Book'Why Survive? Being Old in America' (Robert Neil Butler)
Favourite PoetsAmoghavarsha, Kappe Arabhatta
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more
Marital StatusMarried
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more N/A
Spouse/wifeDr. Saraswathy GanapathyGirish Karnad wife
Marriage DateNo Information
ChildrenSon- No Information
Daughter- No Information

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