Vinay Rajkumar

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Vinay Rajkumar
Vinay Rajkumar

(1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 31) [1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active2014 - Present
Parent(s) Raghavendra Rajkumar
RelativesSee Rajkumar family

Vinay Rajkumar (born 7 May) 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 . [2]


Early life

Vinay Rajkumar was born to actor and film producer Raghavendra and Mangala. He is the grandson of actor Rajkumar. He has a younger brother, Guru. The actors Shiva and Puneeth are his uncles. Vinay earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce from St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore.

Vinay's grandfather, Rajkumar first brought him on-screen at the age of four in the film Aakasmika (1993). [3] Vinay followed this with appearances in Odahuttidavaru (1994), his father's film's Anuragada Alegalu (1993) and Navibbaru Namagibbaru (1993), and uncle Shiva's Om (1995) and Hrudaya Hrudaya (1999). [4] [5]

Vinay studied and trained as an actor in "acting workshops with a couple of people" before "training... in theatre". He subsequently trained in dance and martial arts from trainers of uncles' films. [6] In an interview with The Times of India in 2012, he said he was "involved with the filming of [uncle Puneeth's film] Yaare Koogadali ", having already worked in the filming of the latter's previous film Anna Bond (2012). [6] [7]


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1993 Aakasmika Un­knownChild Artist [4]
1993 Anuragada Alegalu Un­knownChild Artist [4]
1994 Odahuttidavaru Un­knownChild Artist
1995 Om Un­knownChild Artist
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya Un­knownChild Artist, Credited as Vinay Raghavendra
2015 Siddhartha SiddharthaDebut as lead, Won - SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actor
2016 Run Antony Antony
2018 Ananthu Vs Nusrath Ananthu
2021TenDagger-14-plain.pngTBAPost-production [8] [9]
2021GramayanaDagger-14-plain.pngSeenaFilming [10]
2021Andondittu KaalaDagger-14-plain.pngKumarFilming [11]


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