Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
|Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay|
|State award for contributions to Kannada cinema|
|Awarded for||Award for creating well-woven screenplay|
|Sponsored by||Government of Karnataka|
|Most recent winner||Venkat Bharadwaj|
|First winner||S. R. Puttanna Kanagal|
|• Sunil Kumar Desai||3 Awards|
|• Girish Kasaravalli||4 Awards|
|• Puttanna Kanagal||6 Awards|
The first recipient of the award is S. R. Puttanna Kanagal. For six times, multiple writers were awarded for their work in a single film; Shankar Nag and Mariam Jetpurwala for Minchina Ota (1979), Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and Chi. Udayashankar for Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma (1985, first time) and Anand (1986, second time), S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu and Ramani for Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu (2001), Prakash and M. S. Abhishek for Rishi (2004), Shashank and Raghu Kovi for Krishna Leela (2015).
The following is a complete list of award winners and the name of the films for which they won.
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