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 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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