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Chandrashekhara Kambara Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 6, 2019

Short Biography

Chandrashekhara Kambara was born on 02-01-1937 in Ghodageri, Belgaum in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian (Kannada Lauguage) Poet, Playwright, Dramatist, Translator, Writer, Novelist, Author,  Professor, Chancellor, Screenwriter & Film Director.

Chandrashekhara Kambara Complete Bio & Career

Chandrashekhara Kambara was born and brought up in Ghodageri village in Karnataka. He developed an interest in ritual, folk arts and local culture from a very young age. He did his Phd and post that, he left to the US and started teaching in University of Chicago. After a short while, he returned back to India and started teaching in the Bangalore University. 
From the year 1980 to 1983, he served as the president of Karnataka Nataka Academy and then from 1996 to 2000, he served as the president of NSD (National School of Drama), Delhi. To his credit, he has written 5 novels, 25 plays, 16 research works and 11 anthologies among others. Almost all his plays have been translated into other Indian languages and English as well. In addition to writing, he has also directed some Kannada films such as Sangeeta and Kadu Kudare, and Karimayi among others. A couple of his plays have been made into television series as well. He has also directed some documentaries for the Government of India and Karnataka as well. 
For his contribution in the field of Arts, he has been conferred with various prestigious awards such as Kalidas Samman, Pampa Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Padma Shri by the government of India. He was nominated as the member of the KLC (Karnataka Legislative Council) and through his interventions, he made significant contributions.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2001 Literature and Education

Chandrashekhara Kambara Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He has two brothers named Yallappa Kambara and Parasappa Kambara. He is married to Satyabhama Kambara and together has four children named Jayashree KambaraChannamma KambarRajashekhara Kambara, and Geetha Sateesh.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Chandrashekhara Kambara

  • His favorite Kannada writers include Kumara Vyasa, Basava, Kuvempu, and Gopalakrishna Adiga and among English writers, it is W. B. Yeats, William Shakespeare and Federico García Lorca.
  • He is a strong supporter of imparting school education with the Kannada language as the medium of instruction.
  • His film "Kaadu Kudure" entered into the Indian Panorama and won the National Award.
  • He also created a separate publication unit for publishing the results of research and project works going on in Kannada University.

Chandrashekhara Kambara Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

85 years, 7months, 6 days old age Chandrashekhara Kambara will turn 86 on 02 January, 2023. Only 4 months, 24 days, his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Chandrashekhara Kambara has celebrated the total number of 85 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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