Anil Malnad was an award-winning editor.Worked for Telugu, Kannada & Tamil film industries. He won the national award for Telugu movie Sitaara in 1984.
His original name is G.R. Dattatreya, birth in Malnad in Karnataka.People called him Anil Dath because of pronunciation so that he changed his name to Anil Malnad.
He worked as assistant director in 1971 with film director Bapu movie Sampoorna Ramayanam (1971 film). Later he made his debut as an editor with Bapu Vamsa Vruksham movie. He went on to work as an editor for over 200 movies, also worked with Director Vamsi in Telugu.
He died on March 19, 2018, in Chennai due to a blood clot.