G.V. Iyer

G.V. Iyer
1917 - 2003

G.V. Iyer  Indian Actor


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First Name G.V.
Last Name Iyer
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd September, 1917
Birthplace Nanjanagud, Mysore
Died 21st December, 2003
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Occupation Text Actor, Director
Occupation Actor

Ganapathi Venkataramana Iyer (3 September 1917 – 21 December 2003), popularly known as G. V. Iyer, was a well-known Indian film director and actor. His mother tongue is Tamil. He was nicknamed "Kannada Bheeshma", and was the only person who made movies in Sanskrit. His movie Adi Shankaracharya (1983) won four National Film Award, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audiography. His films were well known for their spiritual themes. He was born in 1917 in Nanjanagud in Mysore district of Karnataka state in South India. His most critically acclaimed film was Bhagavad Gita (1993), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for Best Film at the Bogotá Film Festival.

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