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Who among the following is a distinguished actor as well as a recipient of Jnanpith Award (the highest literary award in India)?

Q. Who among the following is a distinguished actor as well as a recipient of Jnanpith Award (the highest literary award in India)?
  1. Vijay Tendulkar
  2. Kaifi Azmi
  3. Javed Akhtar
  4. Girish Karnad
Answer: Girish Karnad

Girish Raghunath Karnad (born 19 May 1938) is an Indian actor, film director, writer playwright and a Rhodes Scholar, who predominantly works in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. His rise as a playwright in the 1960s, marked the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India.

The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature". Instituted in 1961, the award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English, with no posthumous conferral.

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