Saturday, May 15

Quick Info

DOB: 19th May 1938

Age: 82 Years

Hometown: Bengaluru, India


Girish Karnad Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Full Name  Girish Raghunath Karnad
Profession(s) Actor, Playwright, Film Director, Screenwriter, Professor 

Personal Life

Real Name  Girish Karnad
DOB (Date of Birth)  19 May 1938
Birth Zone  Bombay Presidency, British India
Date of Death 10 June 2019
Place of Death He died at his residence on Lavelle Road in Bengaluru at 6.30 am
Age (at the time of death) 81 Years
Death Cause Multiple-organ failure
Zodiac sign  Taurus
Nationality  Indian
Hometown  Bengaluru, India
Religion  Hinduism
Hobbies  Reading, Writing, Listening to soft music, Yoga

Physical Stats

Height (approx.)
  • in centimeters175 cm
  • in meters1.75 m
  • in feet inches5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)
  • in kilograms80 kg
  • in pounds176 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black & White


Father  Late Rao Saheb Dr Karnad
Mother  Late Krishna Bai Mankeekara
Brother  Unknown
Sister  Unknown

Relationship & Love Life

Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Husband Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy 
Son Raghu Karnad 
Daughter  Unknown

Educational Qualification

School  Unknown

 Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad, Karnataka University

 Magdalen College, University of Oxford, England

Educational Qualification(s)

• Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics

• Master of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics

 • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) 

Favorite Things

Favorite Food(s)  'Kanda Batata Poha', 'Misal Pav', Vada-Pav', 'Aloo Methi', 'Lacha Prantha', 'Sabutdana Khichdi'
Favorite Actor(s)   Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Puneet Raj Kumar, Diganth
Favorite Actress(es)  Rekha, Hema Malini, Arundathi Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Jayanthi
Favorite Singer(s)  Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar
Favorite Colour(s)  Grey, Black, Brown, Blue
Favorite Sport  Cricket
Favorite Book  'Why Survive? Being Old in America' (Robert Neil Butler)
Favourite Poet(s) Amoghavarsha, Kappe Arabhatta



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