Girish Karnad

1938 - 2019

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Girish Karnad (19 May 1938 – 10 June 2019) was an Indian actor, film director, Kannada writer, playwright and a Jnanpith awardee, who predominantly worked in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. His rise as a playwright in the 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. He was a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India.For four decades Karnad composed plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Girish Karnad has received more than 3,370,905 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Girish Karnad is the 3,777th most popular actor (down from 2,137th in 2019), the 454th most popular biography from India (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 49th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Girish Karnad ranks 3,777 out of 10,030Before him are Anna Torv, Ann Sheridan, Chace Crawford, Jason O'Mara, Jason Lee, and John Larroquette. After him are Benedicta Boccoli, So Ji-sub, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zhao Wei, JoBeth Williams, and Joanna Pacuła.

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Among people born in 1938, Girish Karnad ranks 324Before him are Bart Berman, Gavino Ledda, Simone de Oliveira, Klaus Hänsch, Waheeda Rehman, and Marcel Artelesa. After him are Toini Gustafsson, Kito Lorenc, Stephen Breyer, Theodoros Pangalos, Nani Bregvadze, and Millie Perkins. Among people deceased in 2019, Girish Karnad ranks 286Before him are José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Martin Peters, Jed Allan, Carol Lynley, Babiker Awadalla, and Göran Malmqvist. After him are Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Kornel Morawiecki, Med Hondo, Marlen Khutsiev, Cameron Boyce, and Ellen Schwiers.

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In India

Among people born in India, Girish Karnad ranks 454 out of 1,227Before him are Jayalalithaa (1948), Ibn Warraq (1946), Sunny Deol (1956), Prince Vijaya (-543), Waheeda Rehman (1938), and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893). After him are Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Derek Prince (1915), Meira Kumar (1945), Launceston Elliot (1874), and Phoolan Devi (1963).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Girish Karnad ranks 49Before him are Preity Zinta (1975), Madhuri Dixit (1967), Sabu Dastagir (1924), Suriya (1975), Sunny Deol (1956), and Waheeda Rehman (1938). After him are Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Om Puri (1950), Vyjayanthimala Bali (1936), Tiger Shroff (1990), Devika Rani (1908), and Anupam Kher (1955).

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