Actor-playwright Girish Karnad (79) was conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in field of theatre at the eighth edition of the Tata Literature festival held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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Girish Karnad :
He is famously known for writing plays. His works translated into various Indian languages. Some of his critically acclaimed plays are Yayati (1961), Tughlaq (1964), Hayavadana (1971), Naga-mandala (1988) and Taledanda (1990). He also had made his acting impact through several films and theatre shows .
His screen debut in Kannada movie “Samskara” had won first President’s Golden Lotus Award for Kannada cinema. Some of his critically acclaimed Bollywood movies are Nishaant, Manthan, Swami, Pukar, Iqbal and Dor.
He is also known for his role of Swami’s father in the TV series “Malgudi Days” based on R.K.Narayan’s books.