G. V. Iyer

Film director

1917 – 2003

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Who was G. V. Iyer?

Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer was a well known Indian film director and actor. He was nicknamed "Kannada Bheeshma", and was the only person who made movies in Sanskrit, Adi Shankaracharya and which won four National Film Award, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audiography. His films were well known for their spiritual themes. He was born in 1917 in Nanjanagud in Mysore district of Karnataka state in South India. His most critically acclaimed film was Bhagavad Gita, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for Best Film at the Bogotá Film Festival.

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Born
Sep 3, 1917
Nanjangud
Also known as
  • Ganapathy Venkataramana Iyer
  • Kannada Bheeshma
  • Barefoot Director
  • The Barefoot Director
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Dec 21, 2003
Mumbai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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