B. V. Karanth
1929 – 2002
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.