|Occupation||Actor, singer, film producer|
|Children||Vinay Rajkumar, Yuva Rajkumar|
|Parent(s)|| Rajkumar (father)|
|Relatives||See Rajkumar family|
Raghavendra Rajkumar is an Indian film producer and former actor in Kannada cinema. He is also a singer and sings in some of his movies. He is the second son of actor Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma. He made his film debut as a lead actor in Chiranjeevi Sudhakar (1988) before appearing the hugely successful 1989 film Nanjundi Kalyana . He has since produced three films under Sri Vajreshwari Combines. His son Vinay Rajkumar is an actor.He was admitted to Singapore in 2013 due to stroke. He is currently undergoing physiotherapy treatment. Six years later, when he went to act in a lead role in the movie. Ammana Mane , the Prime Minister of Singapore heard about it and watched the movie. His 25th movie is Aadisidaata including two movies as child artist and excluding one movie in guest appearance.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1974||Sri Srinivasa Kalyana||Child Actor|
|1975||Daari Tappida Maga||Kitty||Child Actor|
|1988||Chiranjeevi Sudhakar||Sudhakar||Debut movie|
|1990||Aasegobba Meesegobba||Raghu||Cameo appearance|
|Navibbaru Namagibbaru||Chandru||Dual role|
|Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata|
|1999||Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi||Kumar|
|2019||Ammana Mane||Rajeeva||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|Pogaru||Telugu-Kannada bilingual film|
|1989||Nanjundi Kalyana||"Nijava Nudiyale", "Hosa Premadalli"||Upendra Kumar|
|1990||Gajapathi Garvabhanga||All songs except Jataka Kudure||Upendra Kumar|
|1990||Anukoolakkobba Ganda||All songs||Upendra Kumar|
|1991||Kalyana Mantapa||All songs except Ombathu Ombathu||Upendra Kumar|
|2019||Ammana Mane||All songs||Sameer Kulakarani|
Singanalluru Puttaswamaiah Muthuraj, better known by his stage name Rajkumar or Dr. Rajkumar, was an Indian film actor and playback singer in the Kannada cinema. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema and a versatile actor, he is considered a cultural icon and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly adulated as Nata Saarvabhouma, Bangarada Manushya, Vara Nata, Gaana Gandharva, Rasikara Raja and Rajanna / Annavru. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1983 and also received several national and state awards. He is the only lead actor to win National Award for singing. His films have been remade more than 50 times in various languages—33 movies have been remade 55 times in 7 languages. On the Centenary of Indian cinema in April 2013, Forbes included Rajkumar's performance in the film Bangaarada Manushya on its list of 25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema. Upon his death, The New York Times had described him as one of India's most popular movie stars.
Kannada cinema, also known as Sandalwood, Kannada Film Industry or Chandanavana, is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka. The 1934 film Sati Sulochana directed by Y. V. Rao was the first talkie film in the Kannada language. It was also the first film starring Subbaiah Naidu and Tripuramba, and was the first motion picture screened in the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom. The film was produced by Chamanlal Doongaji, who in 1932 founded South India Movietone in Bangalore.
Puneeth Rajkumar, colloquially known as Appu, is an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He has been a lead actor in 29 films; as a child, he appeared in many films. His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won Karnataka State Award Best Child artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth's first lead role was in 2002's Appu.
Prakash Raj is an Indian actor, film director, producer, television presenter, activist, and politician. Known for his works in the South Indian film industry and Hindi-language films, he is recipient of several accolades, including five National Film Awards, six Nandi Awards, eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards South, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and three Vijay Awards.
Raghava Lawrence is an Indian choreographer who has also worked in films as an actor, director, composer, dancer and playback singer. After making his debut as a choreographer in 1993, he began looking for acting opportunities. He began his career as an actor in 1998, in a Telugu film. He adopted the name "Raghava" in 2001, and worked for many prominent actors and directors in Tamil cinema throughout his career. He got his breakthrough with Telugu film Style and then Muni. Lawrence is also known for his intricate hip-hop and westernised dance moves and has won four Filmfare Awards and three Nandi Awards for best choreography. In 2015, after the death of former Indian president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lawrence set up a charity trust in his name and donated ₹1 crore.
Nagaraju Shiva Puttaswamy, known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar, is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. In a career spanning over three decades, Shiva has worked in over 120 films.
Sri Raghavendrar is a 1985 Tamil-language Hindu mythological film directed by S. P. Muthuraman and was produced by Kavithalaya Productions. The film stars Rajinikanth, portraying the title character, in the lead. Lakshmi, Vishnuvardhan, Delhi Ganesh and Nizhalgal Ravi play prominent roles. The film is based on the life of Hindu saint Raghavendra Swami. The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali. The dialogues for the film were written by A. L. Narayanan.
Narayana Swamy, known by his stage name Srinath, is an actor and a film producer who works predominantly in Kannada cinema. He holds the position of vice-president of Kannada language television channel Udaya TV. He is popular for presenting the Game Show, Adarsha Dampatigalu. Srinath has earned the nickname Pranaya Raja meaning 'King of Romance' because of his stupendous success in romantic movies during the 70s. In 2003, he was conferred the ‛Kalaratna’ Award by the Government of Karnataka.
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, composer, singer, lyricist and actor, known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films, across multiple genres. The octogenarian is widely regarded as one of the versatile directors of India. He is credited with having revolutionised the South Indian cinema with experimental films. He has garnered two National Film Awards, seven state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, and three Karnataka State Film Awards.
Vijay Raghavendra is an Indian film actor who appears predominantly in Kannada films. Referred to popularly as "Chinnari Mutha", Vijay is the son of producer S. A. Chinne Gowda and nephew of actor Rajkumar.
P. Sheshadri is an Indian film director who works in Kannada cinema. He is known for his films Munnudi, Atithi, Beru, Tutturi, Vimukthi, Bettada Jeeva, Bharath Stores and December-1. He has also worked as a director in various television serials.
Jadalathimmanahalli Krishnappa Srinivasa Murthy, known popularly as Srinivasa Murthy, is an Indian actor and television director. He is mostly known for his work as a director having made many television series in Kannada, beginning in 2001, based on the lives of various Kannada philosophers and poets, and adaptations of the works of popular Kannada writers. As an actor, he is known for his work in Kannada cinema, appearing often in supporting roles. He began his career as a stage artiste in both professional and amateur theatre, before taking to films in 1977. Known for his graceful acting, he is a disciplined actor who has carved out a niche in historical and emotional roles, and is a two-time recipient of the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. His elder son Naveen Krishna is also an actor in Kannada films.
B. Vijaya Reddy, better known as Vijay, was an Indian film director who worked primarily in Kannada cinema with over 50 movies to his credit. His debut directorial venture was Rangamahal Rahasya (1970). He was known for his collaborations with leading Kannada actor Rajkumar for movies like Gandhada Gudi (1973), Mayura (1975), Naa Ninna Mareyalare (1976) and Sanaadi Appanna (1977) which are considered among the classic movies of Kannada cinema.
The Karnataka State Film Award for First Best Film is a state film award of the Indian state of Karnataka given during the annual Karnataka State Film Awards. The award honors Kannada language films.
Parvathamma Rajkumar was an Indian film producer and distributor. She was the wife of veteran Kannada actor Rajkumar. She produced successful films featuring Rajkumar and their sons Shiv Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar under the production house named "Poornima Enterprises". Actresses who found fame in her productions include Malashri, Prema, Rakshita, Sudha Rani and Ramya. She was awarded a doctorate from Bangalore University.
Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Varadaraju, also spelt Singanallor Puttaswamaiah Varadaraj and popularly known as Varadappa or S. P. Varadappa, was a Kannada actor and producer, who produced movies such as Bhootayyana Maga Aiyyu starring Lokesh and Hemavathi starring Udaykumar.
S. A. Chinne Gowda is a veteran Kannada film producer and distributor.
Vinay Rajkumar is an Indian actor who works in Kannada cinema. The grandson of actor Rajkumar and son of film producer and former actor Raghavendra, he made his debut as a lead actor in 2014 with Siddhartha.
Run Antony is a 2016 Indian Kannada action thriller film written and directed by Raghu Shastri, making his debut. Produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Guru Rajkumar under Vajreshwari Hospitality banner, the film stars Vinay Rajkumar and debutants Sushmita Joshi and Rukhsar Mir in the lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by Manikanth Kadri whilst the cinematography is by Manohar Joshi.