Adi Shankaracharya is a 1983 Indian film in Sanskrit language directed by G. V. Iyer. The film depicts the life and times of 8th century Hindu philosopher, Adi Shankara, who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta (Non-dualism) in Hindu philosophy. It was the first film in India to be made in Sanskrit.
At the 31st National Film Awards, it won four awards, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audiography.
· Sarvadaman D. Banerjee as Adi Shankara.
· Sreenivasa Prabhu as Prajnaana.
· T.S. Nagabharana as Mrithyu.
· Bharat Bhuushan as Shivaguru.
· Manjunath Bhat as Padmapada.
· Gopal as Thotaka.