- About Gubbi Veeranna
Full name: Gubbi Veeranna
Also known as: Gubbi Veeranna
Professions: Indian theatre director, one of the pioneers and most prolific contributors to Kannada theatre.
Occupation: Theatre director
- Gubbi Veeranna Death information
Died: Tuesday, 1st of January, 1974 (Age: 84)
- Gubbi Veeranna Biography
Gubbi Veeranna (Kannada: ?????? ??????) (1890 - 1974) was an Indian theatre director, one of the pioneers and most prolific contributors to Kannada theatre. He established the drama company, Gubbi Veeranna Nataka Company that played a crucial role in promoting the Kannada theatre. Some of the stalwarts that have emerged from this company include Rajkumar, B. Jayashree and G. V. Shivananda. He is conferred the title Nataka Ratna meaning jewel in the theatre world. Gubbi Veeranna Nataka Company is the first theatre company in Karnataka to employ female artists to portray female characters on the stage. There is a popular saying that the story of Gubbi Veeranna's company is the story of the Kannada theatre which indicates the standing of this company in the theatre world. Apart from theatre, Gubbi Veeranna has also produced films and acted in them as well.In 1955, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for acting, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama, and the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists .
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