Mr. Girish Kasaravalli is one of the pioneers of Indian cinema and works in the Kannada cinema.
Mr. Kasaravalli has garnered fourteen National Film Awards and 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, his diploma film, Avashesh, was awarded the ‘Best Student Film’ and the National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film for that year. He followed it up with Ghatasharaddha which won the ‘Golden Lotus’ at the National Awards and was included as among the top 100 films of the 20th century by the Paris Review, the only Indian film to make the cut. He was honored with a retrospective of his works at the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival in 2003. His last two works have been definitive documentaries on the life and works of Dr U.R. Ananthamurthy and Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Some of his films are: Koormavatara, Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, Gulabi Talkies, Dweepa, Thaayi Saheba, Kraurya, Kubi Matthu Iyala, Mane, Bannada Vesha and Tabarana Kathe.