Girish Kulkarni

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Brief Intro

Girish Kulkarni is a well-known Marathi National Award winning film actor. He is also a writer and producer. He is popular for his role in the movies like ‘Deool’ and ‘Valu’.

 

Early Life & Background

Girish was born on 19th May 1977 in the district of Solapur, but was brought up in Pune. He is the son of Pandurang Kulkarni. He completed his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Latur. While studying in Latur, he was involved in local stage plays. Later, he worked in a Radio Mirchi but soon decided to quit it, to pursue his career in writing.

 

First assignment/ First major break

Girish started his career as a screenplay writer & actor with the movie ‘Valu’ and it is his claim to fame as well.

 

Journey in the industry

Girish started his career with the entertainment business by working in Radio Mirchi as a cluster programming head. The characters he used to write for program was related to rural People.

After quitting the job of Radio Mirchi, Girish worked on a script of the film ‘Valu’, which was based on rural people and their holy bull named Valu. He completed the script and co-produced the movie, where he played the role of Jeevan. The movie was released in 2008 and it was featured in various international film festivals as ‘The Wild Bull’.

In 2009, Girish played a lead role in the movie ‘Gabhricha Paus’ opposite actress Sonali Kulkarni. The story was based on an Indian farmer named Kisna from a small village, who suffered because of low rain, money lenders and negligence of Indian government. Even this film, were selected in the various international film festivals. In the same year, he portrayed the role of Bhavasha Mama in the movie ‘Vihir’. He had also written the screenplay of the movie. The film was produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s production house named ‘Amitabh Bachchan Corporation’ and it was selected in various national & international film festivals.

In 2011, Girish wrote the story & screenplay of the movie ‘Deool’, starring Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Sonali Kulkarni in a lead. He played the lead role of villager Keshya in the movie. The film won the National Award, while Girish won the Best Actor & Best Screenplay National Award in 2011. He also wrote screenplay & acted in the movie ‘Masala’ in 2012. He also acted in the movie ‘Pune 52’ in 2013.

Girish will soon make his Bollywood debut with the Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming movie ‘Ugly’. In 2013, the film was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It is the psychological thriller movie, starring Rahul Bhat, Girish Kulkarni, Ronit Roy and Tejaswini Kolhapure.

 

Name of Films

As an Actor:

Movies Role Year
Valu

Gabhricha Paus

Gandha

Vihir

Deool

Masala

Pune 52

Ugly

Postcard

Jeevan

Kisna

Mangesh

Bhavasha Mam

Keshya

Revan Patil

Amar Aapte

Vijay Jadhav

Postman

2008

2009

2009

2009

2011

2012

2013

2013

2013

As a Writer/Producer:

Movies Role Year
Valu

Vihir

Deool

Masala

Pune 52

Producer & Writer

Writer

Writer

Writer

Producer & Writer

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

Awards

National Film Award as Best Actor for ‘Deool’ in 2011

National Film Award as Best Screenplay Writer for ‘Deool’ in 2011