Not many of us would be familiar with this name, Shankar Nag, but who are familiar, would know the contribution of this legendary Kannada actor to the art form. Shankar Nag is known for his association with the popular 90s television show ‘Malgudi Days’ which was based on R.K.Narayan works. Shankar Nag was considered to be the king of acting in Kannada theatre and film circles because of his powerful and impacting performances. Shankar Nag was one of the first torchbearers from Karnataka who made the nation take notice of the art form in Kannada.
Born on November 9th, 1954 in Honnavar, Karnataka, Shankar Nag is one of the prominent personalities in Kannada film industry and theatre circles who has acted in close to 100 movies and numerous theatre plays for many theatre groups across Karnataka. Shankar Nag has also directed many movies in Kannada which include popular films like Janma Janmada Anubandha, Geetha, Accident and Ondu Muttina Kathe.
Shankar Nag died in a road accident in September 1990 during the shooting of his film Jokumaraswamy. Shankar’s wife and daughter were also along with him in the car when the accident but survived the accident. Shankar Nag has a brother, Anant Nag, who is also a popular actor and filmmaker in South Indian film industry.
Today on the legendary personality Shankar Nag’s birthday, we take a look at few photos of the actor and director which are rare and give us an insight into his life: