Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

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Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni.jpg
Born 1976 (age 41–42)
Pune, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director

Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni is a Marathi film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.[citation needed] He is known for Marathi films such as Valu (The Wild Bull), Vihir (The Well), Deool (The Temple) and Highway.

Early life and career[edit]

Umesh Kulkarni was born on 6 December 1976 in Pune to Vinayak and Vishakha Kulkarni.[citation needed] He has done graduation in commerce from BMCC, Pune, besides acquiring a Law degree.[citation needed] He joined FTII Pune in February 2000.

Kulkarni also directed notable short films such as Girni, Three of Us, Vilay and Gaarud.

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Girni won the National Film Award for the Best Non Feature Film.[citation needed] Valu, released in January 2008 was featured in the Berlin film festival. Vihir was featured in Berlin film festival[1] and Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010, the Netherlands. Deool won the 59th National Film Awards for Best Feature Film,[2] Best Actor (Girish Kulkarni) and Best Dialogue (Girish Kulkarni).[3]


  1. ^ Laxmi Birajdar (30 Jan 2010). "Vihir' to be screened at Berlin Film Fest". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. ^ "Vidya Balan wins National Award for 'The Dirty Picture'". Times of India. 7 Mar 2012. Retrieved 12 Mar 2012.
  3. ^ "59th National Film Awards: Winners List". MSN entertainment. Retrieved 12 Mar 2012.