Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar

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Birthday: March 17, 1975 (46 years) Died: October 29, 2021 (0 year Ago)

HomeTown: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Puneeth Rajkumar (Appu) was an Indian actor, playback singer, anchor and producer who was predominantly working in Kannada film industry. He was the son of Sandalwood’s legend actor late. Dr Rajkumar and the younger brother of Shiva Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar. He was first seen in the silver screen when he was six months old, movie titled, ‘Premada Kanike'(1976). This was followed by Vijay’s Sanaadi Appanna (1977), based on Krishnamoorthy Puranik’s novel of the same name, when Puneeth was one year old. Later he appeared in several Kannada films as a chidl artist. His first film as the main lead was ‘Appu’ (2002) alongside another debutante Rakshita. The film was a blockbuster hit and post the film people call him as Appu which was the title of his first film. He has given many hit films in Sandalwood and established himself as one of the Top actors in the Kannada film industry. On October 29, 2021, he suffered a mild heart attack and was brought to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru for treatment. He passed away on the same day.

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Puneeth Rajkumar Early Life and Education:

Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar was born on 17 March 1975 to a Kannada speaking family in Chennai, Tamilnadu. As of 2022, Puneeth Rajkumar’s age is 47 years. He is the son of Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He was their fifth and youngest child. When Puneeth was six years old, his family moved to Mysore. His father brought him and his sister, Poornima, to his film sets until he was ten years old. His elder brother Shiva Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar are also actors in the Kannada film industry.


Puneeth Rajkumar Careers:

Director V. Somashekar first brought Puneeth (then known as Lohith) onscreen when he was six months old in his thriller film Premada Kanike (1976), starring Rajkumar and Aarathi. This was followed by Vijay’s Sanaadi Appanna (1977), based on Krishnamoorthy Puranik’s novel of the same name, when Puneeth was one year old. After appearing in several Kannada films as a child artist, Puneet made his debut film as the main lead in 2002 with ‘Appu’ alongside Rakshita who also making her film debut.


Puneeth Rajkumar Biography:

Puneeth Rajkumar

Personal Info

Stage Name Puneeth Rajkumar
Real Name Lohith Rajkumar
Profession(s) Actor, Singer, Producer
Debut
  • Film: Premada Kanike (1976)
  • TV: Kannadada Kotyadhipati (2012)
  • Production: Navibbaru Namagibbaru (1993)
  • Singing: Baana Dariyalli Soorya (1981)
Birthday March 17, 1975
Death October 29, 2021 (aged 46) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Current City Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign Pisces
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Height 5′ 9″

Family

Parents Father: Dr Rajkumar
Mother: Parvathamma Rajkumar
Sibling(s) Brother(s):

  • Shiva Rajkumar (elder)
  • Raghavendra Rajkumar (elder)
Sister(s):

  • Lakshmi Rajkumar (elder)
  • Poornima Rajkumar (elder)

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Girlfriend/Affairs Ashwini Revanth
Spouse / Wife Ashwini Revanth
Children
  • Daughters- Drithi, Vanditha

Educational & Qualification

School NA
College NA
Eduction NA

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s Known and Lesser Known Facts

Puneeth Rajkumar

  • Puneeth Rajkumar was born as Lohith to Kannada Film Industry superstar Dr. Rajkumar. Puneeth Rajkumar’s real name is Lohith Rajkumar.
  • He started his acting career in 1976 by playing the role of an infant in Kannada film ”Premada Kanike.”
  • The only hero in South India to give 18 consecutive super hit movies. None of his movies failed commercially at the box office.
  • He was written a biography of his father Dr. Rajkumar titled “The Person Behind the Personality”. It was a tribute by him to his father.
  • Puneeth’s popularity was made him the brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation’s Nandini Milk products (No Remuneration Taken Because It Will Help Farmers), LED Bulb project (No Remuneration Due To It Will Help Both Government And People Of Karnataka To Consume Less Current),7 Up (PepsiCo), F-Square, Dixcy Scott, Malabar Gold, Manappuram among others.
  • Puneeth was married Ashwini Revanth from Chikmagaluru on 1 December 1999. They met through a common friend, and have two daughters: Drithi and Vanditha.
  • In 2012, Puneeth hosted the first season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, modelled on the Hindi show Kaun Banega Crorepati, which in turn, is modelled on the British show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
  • Puneeth was involved in philanthropy with his mother at the Shakti Dhama ashram in Mysore and owns the Bengaluru Premier Futsal team.
  • Puneeth Rajkumar along with his wife Ashwini Revanth started the music label PRK Audio. Under PRK Audio productions, they have produced selective content-driven films.
  • He was one of the Sandalwood stars, who has friendly bonding with all other Kannada celebrities.
  • On October 29, 2021, he suffered a mild heart attack and was brought to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru for treatment. He passed away on the same day.

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s Rumours / Controversies

  1. 👉 There was a rumour about Puneeth Rajkumar that before venturing into the film industry as the main lead, he was addicted to drugs, and was a smuggler. However, one media reported that those all were fake news and few journalists written those bogus articles to defame Dr. Rajkumar and his family.

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