Shankar Nagarkatte (9 November 1954 – 30 September 1990), popularly known as Shankar Nag, was an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, and producer who primarily worked in Kannada cinema. He was born in Mattur, Karnataka, India.
Shankar Nag made his acting debut in 1978 with the film “Ondanondu Kaladalli”. He went on to act in several notable films, including “Auto Raja”, “Accident”, “Minchina Ota”, “Geetha”, “Janma Janmada Anubandha”, “Nodi Swami Naavirodhe Heege”, “Mallammana Pavada”, and “CBI Shankar”.
Apart from acting, Shankar Nag was also a talented director and producer. He directed and acted in the film “Minchina Ota” in 1981, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada. He also produced and directed the film “Accident” in 1985, which won critical acclaim.
Shankar Nag was known for his versatile acting and his ability to portray a wide range of characters. He was also a pioneer in introducing new techniques and styles of filmmaking to Kannada cinema. He passed away on 30 September 1990 in a car accident, at the age of 35. He continues to be remembered as one of the most talented actors and filmmakers in the history of Kannada cinema.