Mahesh Dattani –His life and Works

Mahesh Dattani –His life and Works

A Poem by dharmesh
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Mahesh Dattani was born in Bangalore to Gujarati parents. He went to Baldwin Boys High School and then went on to join St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. Dattani is a graduate in History....

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Early life and background

                                 Mahesh Dattani was born in Bangalore to Gujarati parents. 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.


Career

                               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.


Awards

·         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.

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