Girish Kasaravalli

Girish Kasaravalli (born 1950) (Kannada: ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾಸರವಳ್ಳಿ) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry, and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema. Known internationally, he has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film four times: for Ghatashraddha (1977), Tabarana Kathe (1986), Thaayi Saheba (1997) and Dweepa (2001). In 2011, he was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.

A gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Kasaravalli started his career in films with Ghatashraddha (1977). Over the next 30 years he directed 11 films and a tele serial. The film he made to fulfill his diploma, Avashesh, was awarded the Best Student Film and the National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film for that year.

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