Early life of Arundhati Nag
Nag was born on 6th July 1956 in Delhi, but her family moved to Mumbai when she was 10. Acting and drama came naturally to her. Bangalore had the Kalakshetra, which was open to all kinds of performances. After her marriage to Shankar Nag (1954-1990), her association with theatre continued in Bangalore, culminating in realizing the dream project of her late husband, the Ranga Shankara theatre, at J P Nagar, a suburb in Bangalore.
Career of Arundhati Nag
Arundathi is the founder and the Managing Trustee of the Sanket Trust, established in 1992 which has Girish Karnad as its chairman, which runs the Ranga Shankara, a Bangalore theatre which after four years of edifice was inaugurated on 28 October 2004. Now the twelve-monthly Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival has become a customary feature on Bangalore's cultural calendar. In 2006, she was awarded the 'Citizen Extraordinaire' Award by The Rotary Club of Bangalore. Arundathi's last major movie was the Kannada blockbuster Jogi, for which she also won the Karnataka Government's Best Supporting Actress award for the year 2005. Arundathi has also acted in other language films such as ‘Minsara Kanavu’ (1997), dubbed into Hindi as ‘Sapnay’ (1997), ‘Dil Se’ (1998). She has acted in the Indian National Award winning Marathi film ‘22 June 1897’. In 2009, she was seen in the movie ‘Paa’. In that movie she played the role of Vidya Balan’s mother. Some of her films, where she has been seen in various roles, are ‘Accident’, ‘Parameshi Prema Prasanga’, ‘Ek Alag Mausam’, ‘Jogi’, ‘Da Thadiya’ and others.
Personal life of Arundhati Nag
At the age of 17, when her acting talent was just about taking shape, she met Shankar Nag, the acclaimed Kannada actor, through theatre. Six years later, the two got married and she moved to Bangalore. In 1990, her husband died in a car accident.
Filmography of Arundhati Nag
Arundhati Nag has done the following films in her career:
Achievements of Arundhati Nag Nag has been honoured with the following recognitions:
• 1985- Won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress - Accident
• 2005- Won Best Supporting Actress Award, Karnataka State Awards - Jogi
• 2006- Won Citizen Extraordinaire' from the Rotary Club Bangalore
• 2008- Won Sangeet Natak Akademi Award - Theatre, Acting
• 2010- Won 57th National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress - Paa
• 2010- Awarded Padmashree Award
• 2010- Nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Paa
• 2010- Won Star Cine Award for Best Supporting Actress - Paa
• 2010- Conferred a Doctorate for services rendered to the world of theatre
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