Girish Karnad Wiki Age Caste Wife Daughter Family Biography

Girish Karnad was a south Indian actor from Bombay now Maharashtra in India. He was also a director, playwright, writer, professor. Learn more about Girish Karnad wiki age caste wife daughter death cause family religion & biography details here.

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Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Maharashtra, India). He was born to Dr. Raghunath Karnad and Krishnabai.

He had two sisters (name not known) and two brothers’ names are the following: Vasant Karnad and Balchandra Karnad.

He was married to Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy. He had a son named Raghu Karnad, who is a journalist and writer.

DOB: 19th May 1938

Age: 81 years

Caste: Brahmins

Father: Late Dr. Raghunath Karnad

Mother: Krishnabai Karnad

Brother:  Vasant Karnad and Balchandra Karnad.

Sister: 2 sisters (Name not known).

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy

Son: Raghu Karnad

Girish Karnad Cause of Death 

Multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. You can learn more about this disease in this video:

School & Career

Initially, he received Marathi education in Matheran, Bombay. At the age of 14 years, Girish Karnad’s family moved to Dharwad in Karnataka.  For his higher education, he enrolled at Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics in 1958.

In 1960, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and went to England to study Masters at the University of Oxford. In 1963, he was elected the President of Oxford Union.

Since childhood, he was very interested in theatre and joined Natak Mandalis. Girish was the admirer of  Yakshagana.
In 1963, he started working with the Oxford University Press in Chennai. In 1970, he resigned from the press and joined the local amateur theatre group – The Madras Players.
 In 1988, he had also been the chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi. From 2000 to 2003, he served as director of Nehru center and as Minister of Culture in the Indian High Commission, London.

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