Girish Kasaravalli has made 14 feature films, five biopic documentaries, and a TV serial in a career spanning four decades. His 14 films have so far won 21 international awards, 25 national awards, and 45 state awards. He has won National Film Awards 17 times, and is the only South Indian Director to win the President’s Golden Lotus Award four times. Ghatashraddha has been voted as one of the 20 best films made in the 100 years of Indian cinema. He has served four times on international juries, three times on national, and three times on state juries. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011.