About Mahesh Dattani

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Mahesh Dattani
Born 7 August 1958 (age 54)
Bangalore, India

AwardsSahitya Akademi award


Mahesh Dattani (7 August 1958) is an Indian director, actor and writer. He wrote such plays as Final Solutions,[1] Dance Like a Man, Bravely Fought the Queen, On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, Tara and 30 days in September[2][3] He is the first playwright in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award[4] His plays have been directed by eminent directors like Arvind Gaur, Alyque Padamsee and Lillete Dubey. Contents

1 Early life and background
2 Career
3 Playwright
4 Filmography
o4.1 Director
5 Awards
6 References
7 External links

[edit] Early life and background
Mahesh Dattani was born in Bangalore. He went to Baldwin Boys High School and then went on to join St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.[5] Mahesh is a graduate in History, Economics and Political Science. He is a post graduate in Marketing and Advertising Management. [edit] Career

Mahesh Dattani, prior to his stint with the world of theater, used to work as a copywriter in an advertising firm. In 1986, he wrote his first full-length play, Where There’s a Will, and from 1995, he has been working full-time in theatre.He has also worked with his father in the family business. He first shot into news with his debut film Mango Souffle. He also made the movie Morning Raaga.[6] [edit] Playwright

Dance Like a Man, 1989
Tara, 1990
Bravely Fought the Queen, 1991
Final Solutions, 1993[7]
On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, 1998
Seven Circles Round The Fire (Radio play for BBC), 1998
30 days in September, 2001
Brief Candle, 2009
[edit] Filmography
[edit] Director
Mango Souffle[8]
Morning Raga
Dance Like a Man
Ek Alag Mausam
[edit] Awards
Dance Like a Man has won the award for the Best Picture in English awarded by the National Panorama in 1998 •...
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