Puneeth Rajkumar Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Puneeth Rajkumar was born on 17th March 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

#  His father Dr. Rajkumar is legend in Kannada film industry who acted in more than 200 movies and won Padma Bhushan award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to film industry. His mother Parvathamma Rajkumar is a noted film producer.

#  Puneeth Rajkumar’s birth name is Lohith and he also called as Power Star, Appu by his fans.

#  Kannada film actor Shivaraj Kumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar are his elder brothers. He has two elder sisters too.

#  Puneeth is married to Ashwini Revanath and the couple have two daughters Drithi & Vandhita.

#  Puneeth made his acting debut when he was just six months old with “Premada Kanike” but his did his first significant role in Vasantha Geetha when he was 5. He in most of his father’s movies as his son.

#  He won “National Film Award for Best Child Artist” for his performance in “Bettada Hoovu” in 1985.

#  He discontinued his education and took acting seriously. Even then he studied at home with the help of private teacher and got a Diploma in Computer Science.

#  He was doing mining business before starting his film career.

#  Puneeth made his acting debut in a lead role with film Appu in 2002 opposite Rakshita. The film was a huge hit and the film was remade in tamil and telugu as Dum and Idiot respectively.

#  Puneeth is well trained in Kalarippayattu, an oldest Martial arts in India, he learnt it for his debut movie Appu.

#  He delivered blockbuster movies in a row with Appu, Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Maurya, Aakash etc.

#  Apart from acting he is also interested in singing. As a child artist he sung “Kanadante Mayavadanu” song which was a huge hit. In “Bettada Hoovu” movie he sung with well known singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. Even today he occasionally sings for his movies.

#  Puneeth established “Shakti Dhama” Ashram in Mysooru to help underprivileged women and children.

#  He endorsed many brands in karnataka including Malabar Gold, Manappuram, Nandini Milk etc.


“Most of my days in childhood was spent in a studio. In Madras I hardly went to school. I knew the AVM and Vahini studios more than I knew my school. That is why I was forced to quit school. I passed my school and college exams privately.”

“I do not keep very high expectations. I believe in hard work. To remain distinct I work hard. I keep the casual and natural style of my real life on screen too. I always make it a point not to give highly charged melodramas from my side. I don’t like to hear lectures or give lectures. I would like my films to be more sensible and practical in approach.”

“I do want to work with filmmakers from different industries, but I don’t think I will do a straight Telugu or Malayalam film. I would like to do multi-linguals, though, as long as one of the versions is in Kannada.”

“Besides good actor and actress, a movie needs good technicians and script. As I said earlier, I first see the script and technicians, who I am going to work with. This is the secret behind the success.”


Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1976 Premada Kanike Somashekar V Dr.Rajkumar,Jayamala,Aarathi,Vajramuni
2 1977 Sanaadi Appanna Vijay Dr.Rajkumar,Jayaprada,Ashok
3 1980 Vasantha Geetha Udayashankar Dr.Rajkumar,Gayathri
4 1981 Bhagyavantha B. S. Ranga Dr.Rajkumar,Aarathi,Balakrishna
5 1981 Thayige Thakka Maga Somashekar V Dr.Rajkumar,Padma Priya,Srinivasamurthy
6 1981 Bhoomige BandaBhagavantha Ravi Lokesh,Umesh,Lakshmi,Jai Jagadish
7 1982 Hosa Belaku Dorai Bhagvan Dr.Rajkumar,Saritha,K S Ashwath
8 1982 Chalisuva Modagalu S Srinivasa Rao Dr.Rajkumar,Ambika,K S Ashwath,Pandari Bai
9 1983 Bhakta Prahlada Vijay Dr.Rajkumar,Tugudeep Srinivas,Ananth Nag
10 1983 Eradu Nakshatragalu S Srinivasa Rao Dr.Rajkumar,Ambika,Master Lohith
11 1984 Yaarivanu Dorai Bhagvan Dr.Rajkumar,Roopadevi,Srinath
12 1985 Bettada Hoovu Lakshminarayan N Padma Vasanthi,Roopadevi,Honnavalli Krishna
13 1988 Shiva MechchidaKannappa Vijay Dr.Rajkumar,Shivaraj Kumar,Sarala
14 1989 Parashuram Somashekar V Dr.Rajkumar,Vani Vishwanath,Ashok
15 2002 Appu Puri Jagannath Rakshita,Avinash,Srinivasa Murthy,Sumithra
16 2003 Abhi Dinesh Babu Ramya,Sumithra,Avinash,Umashree
17 2004 Veera Kannadiga Meher Ramesh Anitha,Natassha,Avinash
18 2004 Maurya S Narayan Meera Jasmine,Roja Selvamani,Devaraj
19 2005 Aakash Mahesh Babu Ramya,Avinash,Pavitra Lokesh,Kishore
20 2005 Namma Basava Veerashankar Gowri Munjal,Avinash,Sudha Rani,Srinivasamurthy
21 2006 Ajay Meher Ramesh Anuradha Mehta,Prakash Rai,Nassar,Sumithra
22 2007 Arasu Mahesh Babu Ramya,Meera Jasmine,Srinivasa Murthy,komal
23 2007 Milana Prakash Parvati Menon,Pooja Gandhi,Sumithra
24 2008 Bindaas D.Rajendra Babu Hansika Motwani,Nassar,Komal Kumar
25 2008 Vamshi Prakash Nikitha,Lakshmi,Ravi Kale
26 2009 Raaj Prem Priyanka Kothari,Jayaprada,Jayamala,Jayanthi
27 2009 Raam Madesha Priyamani,Rangayana Raghu,Doddanna,Srinath
28 2010 Prithvi Jacob Varghese Parvati Menon,Avinash,Srinivasamurthy
29 2010 Jackie Duniya Soori Bhavana Menon,Shobharaj,Rangayana Raghu
30 2011 Hudugaru Maadesh Yogesh,Srinagar Kitty,Radhika Pandit
31 2011 Paramathma Yograj Bhat Deepa Sannidhi,Aindrita Ray,Rangayana Raghu
32 2012 Anna Bond Duniya Soori Priyamani,Nidhi Subbaiah,Rangayana Raghu,Ananthnag
33 2012 Yaare Koogadali Samuthirakani Bhavana,Yogesh,Sindhu Lokanath

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