Shivaraj kumar in 2011
Nagaraju Shiva Putta Swamy
12 July 1961
|Residence||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Alma mater|| The New College, University of Madras |
M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute
|Parent(s)|| Rajkumar (father)|
|Relatives||See Rajkumar family|
Nagaraju Shiva Putta Swamy (born 12 July 1961), known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar, is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema.He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. In his career spanning over three decades, Shiva has worked in over 125 films.
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After graduating with Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Shiva made his debut screen appearance in films with Singeetham Srinivas Rao's Anand (1986), which fetched him the Cinema Express Award for Best Actor. His first three films, namely Anand, Ratha Sapthami (1986) and Mana Mechchida Hudugi (1987) were all highly successful, earning him the title Hat-trick Hero coined by the media and his fan followers.
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Anand is a 1986 Indian Kannada film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. It stars Shivrajkumar and Sudha Rani in lead roles with both making their debuts. The film went on to be a huge success running for 38 weeks.
Cinema Express Awards are presented annually by Indian Express Group on behalf of Cinema Express film magazine to honour artistic excellence of professionals in the south Indian film industry which comprises Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries. The awards were introduced in 1981. From 1987 the awards were extended to many categories.
Shiva has worked in the film industry for over 30 years, featuring in films such as Anand , Ratha Sapthami (1986), Om (1995), Janumada Jodi , Nammoora Mandara Hoove , A.K. 47 , Jogi , Bhajarangi , Killing Veerappan and Shivalinga which became milestones in the Kannada film industry and made records at the box office. He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University in 2014.In the year 2010, he made his television debut with the talk show Naaniruvude Nimagagi, aired on Zee Kannada. . Shiva is also working as a co-producer for a web series named Hate You Romeo which is currently being shot in Vietnam.
Ratha Sapthami (ರಥಸಪ್ತಮಿ) is a 1986 Indian-Kannada romantic musical film directed by M. S. Rajashekar and produced by S. A. Govindaraj. It stars Shivarajkumar in his second venture after Anand. Debutant actress Asha Rani and playwright Parvathavani star in the lead roles. The musical score was composed by Upendra Kumar, while the lyrics, screenplay and dialogues were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. P. Vasu was co-writer of this movie. The story is based on a Kannada novel of the same name by Vidyullatha Sasanoor.
Janumada Jodi is a 1996 Indian Kannada film directed by T. S. Nagabharana, based on the Gujarati novel Malela Jeev by Pannalal Patel, starring Shivarajkumar and Shilpa in the lead roles. The story deals with the caste system.
Nammoora Mandara Hoove is a 1997 Indian Kannada language film directed by Sunil Kumar Desai starring Shivrajkumar, Ramesh, Prema in the lead roles. It's considered as one of the all time blockbuster romantic movie in KFC. The film received two awards at the 1996-97 Karnataka State Film AwardsBest Child Actor - Male and Best Female Playback Singer.
Shiva Rajkumar was born in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, to actor Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma as the first of five children. His two brothers are Raghavendra Rajkumar, a film producer and former Kannada actor and Puneeth Rajkumar, an actor in Kannada cinema. Shiva did his schooling in T. Nagar, Chennai and then studied at the New College, Chennai.
Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. Chennai is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd-most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital". As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems.
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Singanalluru Puttaswamy Mutturaju, known mononymously by his stage name Rajkumar was an Indian actor and singer in the Kannada cinema. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest actors in the history of Indian cinema, 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 and Rajanna. He was honoured by Padma Bhushan Award in 1983.
On the insistence of film director K. Balachander, Shiva joined an acting school in Chennai after completing his graduation from Madras University in 1983. After getting trained in Kuchipudi dance from Vempetti Chinni Sathyam in Chennai during his college days, he made an entry into the Kannada film industry with Anand .
Kailasam Balachander was an Indian filmmaker and playwright who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry. He was well known for his distinct film-making style, and the Indian film industry knew him as a master of unconventional themes and hard-hitting contemporary subject matter. Balachander's films are well known for their portrayal of women as bold personalities and central characters. Popularly referred to as Iyakkunar Sigaram, his films are usually centred on unusual or complicated interpersonal relationships and social themes. He started his film career in 1964 as a screenwriter and graduated to a director with Neerkumizhi (1965).
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Shiva married Geeta, the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, S. Bangarappa. The couple have two daughters: Niveditha and Nirupama.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University.
He is the Brand Ambassador of Royal Challengers Bangalore for their 11th Season of Indian Premier League . He was the second Kannada actor to buy Maruti 800.
Shiva started his acting career with the film Anand in 1986.In his career spanning over 30 years, he acted in a variety of roles. The most notable movies of his career are Janumada Jodi , Jogi , Anand , Ratha Sapthami , Nammoora Mandara Hoove , Om and Chigurida Kanasu . He acted in Sugreeva , which was shot in 18 hours. His Om , directed by Upendra, set a trend of gangster movies in Kannada and other film industries in India. It continues to be shown even to this day.
His film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu was shot at the 7 wonders of the world.His 100th movie, Jogayya , is the sequel to his blockbuster Jogi .
Bhajarangi (2013) was a box-office success, and went on to run for more than 100 days. The film was released in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It was released in 212 theatres in the state of Karnataka alone. He played a coach in the sports drama Aryan , his first release of 2014.
Shiva opposed the proposal of voice dubbed movies releasing in the Kannada film industry. He openly criticized the need for voice dubbed movies in the Indian film industry.
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Shiva has won four Filmfare and four state awards in the best actor category. He has also won numerous Cine-Express, Sirigannada and ETV awards. He has also lent his name for creating awareness for social causes and charity. On his birthday, "Shivarajkumar Suvarana Mahotsava Abhinandana Samithi" was formed for charity.
|1996||Nammoora Mandara Hoove||Won|
|1999||A. K. 47 (film)||Won|
|2016||Santheyalli Nintha Kabira||Nominated|
V. Manohar is a music director, lyricist, film director and actor in Kannada and Tulu movies. He has scored music to several Kannada and Tulu films. He is the recipient of several awards including the Karnataka State Award. He has written lyrics to more than 1000 songs in Kannada cinema.
Prema is an Indian film actress. She has worked as a lead actress in numerous Kannada and Telugu films besides working in a few Tamil and Malayalam films. She has appeared in many commercially successful and critically acclaimed feature films. She received the Karnataka State Film Award and Filmfare Best Actress awards for her performances in Kannada films. She has featured in Om and Yajamana, which are the two major blockbuster and highest-grossing films of their time in Kannada Cinema.
Chigurida Kanasu is a 2003 Indian Kannada film directed by T. S. Nagabharana and starring Shivarajkumar, Rekha Unnikrishnan and Avinash. It is based on the novel of the same name by legendary Kannada litterateur and Jnanpith Award winner K. Shivaram Karanth. The movie was considered as one of finest movies in the history of Kannada cinema. It's a milestone movie in the career of Shivarajkumar.
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.
Aalemane is a 1981 Kannada movie, starring Suresh Heblikar, Mohan Kumar, Roopa Chakravarthi and Upasane Seetaram. The film was directed by Mohan Kumar and features musical score by the Ashwath-Vaidi duo. The film was a musical hit and won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist for Prof. Doddarange Gowda.
K. Kalyan is an Indian Song Writer and Music composer predominantly working since last 27 years in Kannada cine industry. He has won several prestigious honors & awards. He is popularly called as "Premakavi" called from Sandalwood and People of Karnataka, for his foot tapping music and inspiring lyrics. He is most popular and leading writer & music composer in Karnataka. He is also known for his good gestures in upbringing new talents to the film industry past from his earlier days.
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 with a doctorate from Bangalore University.
M. S. Rajashekar was a prominent Kannada film director based in Bangalore. He made his directorial debut with Dhruva Thare starring Dr. Rajkumar which earned the Karnataka State Award for Second Best Film. His second movie Anuraga Aralithu was remade in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. He went on to make successful films like Ratha Sapthami and Nanjundi Kalyana.
Channapatna Ramaswami Simha, better known as C. R. Simha, was an Indian actor, director, dramatist and playwright. He was best known for his work in Kannada films and for his work in stage shows. Starting his career in Prabhat Kalavidaru, a famous theatre group based in Bangalore, he acted in numerous Kannada plays which reached the cult status. He started his own theatre group called "Nataranga" in 1972 and directed many successful plays such as Kakana Kote, Thughlaq and Sankranthi.
B. C. Gowrishankar was an Indian cinematographer and an occasional film director and screenwriter who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. He was known for his unorthodox style as a cinematographer and was recognised for his work in both art and commercial films. His daughter Rakshita was a popular actress during the 2000s. His wife Mamatha Rao was also an actress and acted in movies like Antharala(1982), Hosa belaku(1982)
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Niveditha Arjun is an Indian actress, producer and dancer. After making her acting debut with M. S. Rajashekar's Ratha Sapthami (1986) under the stagename of Asha Rani, she opted against an acting career and continued pursuing her passion as a dancer and also worked as a producer with Sree Raam Films International. The daughter of actor Rajesh, Niveditha is married to actor Arjun Sarja and is the mother of actress Aishwarya Arjun.
Kashi known by his professional name Sanketh Kashi, was an Indian film actor in the Kannada film industry. Some of the notable films of Kashi as an actor include Ulta Palta (1997), Nammoora Mandara Hoove (1996), Beladingalagi Baa (2008), and Mangalyam Tantunanena (1998).