Prasanna: Indian theatre director and playwright (1951-) | Biography
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Indian theatre director and playwright


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Intro Indian theatre director and playwright
Is Theater professional Writer Theatre director Playwright
From India
Field Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 10 February 1951, Glasgow
Age 72 years
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Prasanna (born 10 February 1951), is a major Indian theatre director and playwright from Karnataka. He is one of the pioneers of modern Kannada theatre. He graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD). He founded Samudaya and gave a creative direction to Kannada theatre in the 1970s with other activists. Prasanna lives in Heggodu in Karnataka. He is known for his organisational skills and new ideas and innovations in theatre. He is a Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee. He has directed plays for National School of Drama (Repertory Company, NSD), Ninasam, Rangamandal-Bhopal, Rangayana and worked with many theatre organizations of India.


Girish Karnad's Tughlaq, Gandhi, Life of Galileo, Thai (Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children), Acharya Tartuf, Lal Ghas Per Neele Ghode (translation -Uday Prakash), Ek Lok Katha, Shakuntalam (Abhijñānaśākuntalam), Fujiyama, Dangeya Munchina Dinagalu, Kadadida Neeru, Uttar Ram Charit, Cupid's Broken Arrow, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Seema Paar(Play on Bharatendu Harishchandra) etc.


He is also a Kannada playwright, Novelist, and poet. Some of his dramas are:Uli,Seema Paar,Dangeya Munchina Dinagalu, Ondu Lokada Kathe,Haddu Meerida Haadi,Mahihmapura,Jangamada Badaku.

Work for visual media

  • Docu-film "In search of an ideology" Direction- Prasanna, Assist direction-Arvind Gaur for Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,India
  • Docu-film "Gokak" (V. K. Gokak) for Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
  • Creative Director- Taana -Bana (1991), TV Serial produced by Press Trust of India (PTI-TV)
  • Worked with ITV


  • B V Karanth award, 2007, National School of Drama
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, for Direction, 1999–2000

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