G. V. Iyer
Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer (known as G. V. Iyer) (1917 - December 21, 2003) was a well known Indian filmdirector and actor. He was nicknamed "Kannada Bheeshma", and was the only person who made movies in Sanskrit, Adi Shankaracharya (1983) and which won four National Film Award, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audio graphy. His films were well known for their spiritual themes. He was born in 1917 in Nanjanagud in Mysore district of Karnataka state in South India. His most critically acclaimed film was Bhagavad Gita (1993) (1993), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for Best Film at the Bogotá Film Festival.