Mahesh Elkunchwar

Indian dramatist

1939   -  

country of citizenship: India
languages spoken, written or signed: Marathi
occupation: writer
award received: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Saraswati Samman, Sahitya Akademi Award

Mahesh Elkunchwar (born 9 October 1939) is an Indian playwright, screenplay writer with more than 20 plays to his name, in addition to his theoretical writings, critical works, and his active work in India's Parallel Cinema as actor and screenwriter. Today along with Vijay Tendulkar, he is credited as one of the most influential and progressive playwrights not just in Marathi theatre, but also in Indian theatre. In 2014, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour in performing arts in India.
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