Master Vinayak

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Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (19 Jan 1906 - 19 Aug 1947) commonly referred to as Master Vinayak was an Indian actor and film director from the 1930s and 40s.

Early life[edit]

Master Vinayak was Born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. He married Sushila and fathered actress Nanda and film producer/director, Jayaprakash Karnataki.

Master Vinayak was related to many personalities in the Indian film industry. His brother Vasudev Karnataki became a cinematographer while his stepbrother Baburao Pendharkar (1896–1967) became an acclaimed actor. He was maternal cousin of legendary film director V.Shantaram.[1] Master Vinayak was a good friend of the Mangeshkar family and introduced Lata Mangeshkar to the film industry[2] in his movie Pahilee Mangalagaur.[1]

He co-founded Huns picture in 1936.

Amongst his work, he is best remembered for the 1938 Marathi film Brahmachari. It was considered[by whom?] controversial for having the leading lady (played by Meenakshi Shirodkar) in a bathing suit.

Vinayak died in Mumbai in 1947.

Filmography[edit]

  • Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)
  • Mazhe Bal (1943)
  • Amrit (1941)
  • Sangam (1941)
  • Ardhangi (1940
  • Ghar Ki Rani (1940)
  • Lapandav (1940)
  • Brandy Ki Botal (1939)
  • Brahmachari (1938)
  • Jwala (1938)
  • Dharmaveer (1937)
  • Chhaya (1936)
  • Bhikharan (1935)
  • Nigah-e-Nafrat (1935)
  • Vilasi Ishwar (1935)
  • Akashwani (1934)
  • Sairandhri (1933)
  • Sinhagad (1933)
  • Agnikankan: Branded Oath (1932)
  • Ayodhyecha Raja (1932)
  • Maya Machhindra (1932)

Director[edit]

  • Mandir (1948)
  • Jeevan Yatra (1946)
  • Subhadra (1946)
  • Badi Maa (1945)
  • Mazhe Bal (1943)
  • Sarkari Pahune (1942)
  • Amrit (1941)
  • Ardhangi (1940)
  • Ghar Ki Rani (1940)
  • Lagna Pahave Karun (1940)
  • Brandichi Batli (1939)
  • Brandy Ki Botal (1939)
  • Devata (1939)
  • Brahmachari (1938)
  • Jwala (1938)
  • Dharmaveer (1937)
  • Chhaya (1936)
  • Nigah-e-Nafrat (1935)
  • Vilasi Ishwar (1935)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ R.K. Murthi. Encyclopedia of Bharat Ratnas. Pitambar Publishing. p. 208. ISBN 978-81-209-1307-3. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

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