He was born on 19 May 1938. He is a well-known writer and playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada language. He was born in Matheran. His father was Rao Saheb Dr. Karnad and Krishna Bai Mankeekar. His father and mother got married in Arya Samaj. Then after this, Girish was born. He developed liking for the theatre groups, since child.His family then shifted to Karnataka. He did his education in Arts from the college Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad.He then went to England where he studied Philosophy at Lincoln and Magdalen colleges in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Then he worked with Oxford University. Then after this, he dropped his work and he did full-time writing profession in Chennai. After this, he was also the director of Film and Television Institute of India. He has written many famous plays and serials too. He was also appreciated for his well-known awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and various other. He has also lent his voice or APJ Abdul Kalam. Check out this page for more updates on Girish Karnad.