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Sahitya Akademi Award
| 7 August 1958 (age 57) (1958-08-07) Bangalore, India|
Dance Like A Man, Mango Souffle, Morning Raga, Ek Alag Mausam
Dance Like a Man, Bravely Fought the Queen, Collected plays, Tara, BRIEF CANDLE: Three Pla
Lillete Dubey, Pamela Rooks, Mani Sharma, KP SASI, Prakash Kovelamudi
Baldwin Boys' High School
Mahesh Dattani Wikipedia
Mahesh Dattani (born 7 August 1958) is an Indian director, actor, playwright and writer. He wrote such plays as Final Solutions, Dance Like a Man, Bravely Fought the Queen, On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, Tara,Thirty Days in September The Big Fat City and 'The murder that never was', starring Dheiraj Kapoor.
He is the first playwright in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award. His plays have been directed by eminent directors like Arvind Gaur, Alyque Padamsee and Lillete Dubey.
Mahesh Dattani was born in Bangalore. He went to Baldwin Boys High School and then went on to join St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. Dattani is a graduate in History, Economics and Political Science. He is a post-graduate in Marketing and Advertising Management. After reading Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf early in his life, Mahesh became interested in writing. He was also influenced by Gujarati playwright Madhu Rye’s Kumarni Agashi and developed an interest in playwriting.
Mahesh Dattani began his career as a copywriter in an advertising firm. In 1986, he wrote his first full-length play, Where There’s a Will, and since 1995, he has been working as a full-time theatre professional. He has also worked with his father in the family business.
Dattani is also a film director. His debut film is Mango Souffle, adapted from one of his plays. He also wrote and directed the movie Morning Raaga.Where There's a Will, 1988
Dance Like a Man, 1989
Bravely Fought the Queen, 1991
Final Solutions, 1993
On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, 1998
Seven Circles Round The Fire (Radio play for BBC) (Seven Steps around the Fire), 1998
The Murder That Never Was, 2000
30 Days in September, 2001
Brief Candle, 2009
Where Did Leave My Purda,2012
The Big Fat City,2012
Dance Like a Man
Ek Alag Mausam
Dance Like a Man has won the award for the Best Picture in English awarded by the National Panorama in 1998
Sahitya Academy award for his book of plays Final Solutions and Other Plays
Sahitya Kala Parishad selected Final Solutions (1997), Tara (2000) and 30 days in September (2007)as best productions of the year directed by Arvind Gaur.