Girish Pandurang Kulkarni is a national award winning actor, writer and producer. He is known for Marathi films such as Valu (The Wild Bull), Vihir (The Well) and Deool (The Temple).
Girish Kulkarni was born and brought up in Pune. He did his Diploma in Mechanical in Engineering from Latur. While studying in Latur, he was involved in local stage plays. After finishing his diploma he worked for a private company for some time but decided to pursue career in writing.
All of the characters he wrote inacts the authentic village people and hence tend to have real rather than reel feel to it. All the movies that he wrote shows the wide spectrum of writing capabilites. Valu was simple, light movie describing various sterotype characters found in an Indian village through a simple story about a Wild Bull which needs to be caught. In "Gabhricha Paus" he describes a tragic story of an indian farmer from a small village in Vidarbha who is suffering because of low rain, evil money lenders and negligence of farmers by Indian government.
Vihir on the contrary was an abstract movie which tells a story about a adolescent boy who sets out to understand the meaning of life and death after his cousin and close friend dies. Vihir was screened at Berlin Festival and garnenred a huge appreciation from all over the world. His latest movie was Deool, which portrays how politicians manipulate the belief of people in the name of God.
He has won national awrad for his performance in marathi movie Deool (2011)