B. V. Karanth biography

B. V. Karanth

Film director

1929 – 2002

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Who was B. V. Karanth?

Babukodi Venkataramana Karanth was a renowned film and theatre personality from India. Throughout his life he was director, actor and musician of modern Indian theatre both in Kannada as well as Hindi, and one of the pioneers of Kannada and Hindi new wave cinema.

He was an alumnus of the National School of Drama and later, its director. He has directed many successful plays and has directed award winning Kannada movies. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri.

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Born
Sep 19, 1929
Manchi
Also known as
  • Babukodi Venkatramana Karanth
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Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • National School of Drama
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Sep 1, 2002
Bangalore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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