Mahesh Dattani was born on the 7th of August in the year 1958. He was born in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. He is one of the most prominent names in the Indian theatre world. He is well renowned as a playwright for Indian theatre in the English language. But, he is not only a playwright but also a very eminent writer, actor and director. What inspired the legendary writer to start writing was reading Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and also the works of Gujarati playwright Madhu Rye.
Mahesh Dattani has written some of the most iconic plays in Indian theatre. Some great examples of them are Final Solutions, Dance Like A Man, Tara, Thirty Days In September, Bravely Fought The Queen, On A Muggy Night In Mumbai and The Big Fat City. He also wrote a play starring Dheiraj Kapoor called The Murder That Never Was. He has also made some great accomplishments like winning the Sahitya Akademi Award. In fact, he was the first-ever playwright in the English language to have won this award. His plays are so sensational, that they are adapted and directed by prominent directors like Lillete Dubey and Alyque Padamsee.
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