Moti Lal Kemmu
ChildrenRavi Kemmu (son)
RelativesKunal Khemu (grandson)
Jyoti Kemmu (daughter in-law)

Moti Lal Kemmu is an Indian contemporary playwright from Jammu & Kashmir. He was born in Srinagar to a Kashmiri Hindu family and attended Jammu and Kashmir University. His plays include Nagar Udas, Teen Asangati Aikanki (1968), Lal Drayas Lol Re (1972), Trunove (1970), Tshai (1973), Natak Truche (1980), Tota Tol Aina (1985).[1]

He was the grandfather of Bollywood actor Kunal Khemu.[citation needed] Several of his plays have also been translated and produced in Hindi.[citation needed]

Awards and honours

He won the Padma Shri award in 2012.[2]


  1. ^ Biswajit Sinha, Encyclopedia of Indian Theatre, Vol. 6 (Raj Publications, 2004), ISBN 978-81-86208-18-2 pp. 225-226.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards". pib. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.