7 May 1989
|Years active||2014 - Present|
|Parent(s)|| Raghavendra Rajkumar |
|Relatives||See 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 .
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).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).
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.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).
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|1993||Anuragada Alegalu||Unknown||Child Artist|
|1999||Hrudaya Hrudaya||Unknown||Child Artist, Credited as Vinay Raghavendra|
|2015||Siddhartha||Siddhartha||Debut as lead, Won - SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actor|
|2018||Ananthu Vs Nusrath||Ananthu|
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.
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.
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 one movie in guest appearance.
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.
Malashri was born to Telugu speaking parents is an Indian film actress. She has predominantly worked in Kannada movies and was the topmost heroine in the 1990s. She has also worked in Tamil and Telugu cinema. Malashri was popular for playing diverse roles in women-centric movies many of which were highly successful at the box-office. She was popularly called Kanasina Rani in the media.
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.
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor is a state film award of the Indian state of Karnataka given during the annual Karnataka State Film Awards. The award honours 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.
Sriimurali, also known by names Murali, is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Kannada cinema. After making his debut in 2003 in Chandra Chakori, he appeared in Kanti as the eponymous lead, a performance that won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor. He also appeared in a film each in Telugu and Malayalam. His performance in the 2014 Kannada film Ugramm received unanimous praise and emerged as a major success.
Mythri (transl. Friendship) is a 2015 Indian Kannada-language social drama film written and directed by B. M. Giriraj and produced by N. S. Rajkumar under the banner of Omkar Movies. It stars Mohanlal and Puneeth Rajkumar in extended cameo roles, and features Adithya Bharadwaj, Archana, Atul Kulkarni, and Bhavana in substantial roles. Ilaiyaraaja scored the music for the film and Krishna Kumar handled the cinematography. The film is a social drama, and also focuses on relationships in the time of liberalisation.
Rana Vikrama is a 2015 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film directed by Pavan Wadeyar featuring Puneeth Rajkumar, Anjali and Adah Sharma in the lead roles. The film released on 10 April 2015. Audio of the movie released on 21 March 2015. Puneeth Rajkumar played a double role in this film, though both the roles never appear together onscreen.
Hrudaya Hrudaya is a 1999 Kannada romantic drama film directed by M. S. Rajashekar and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. The film features Shivarajkumar, Ramesh Aravind and Anu Prabhakar, making her debut, in the lead roles whilst Sharath Babu, Avinash and Chitra Shenoy play the supporting roles.
Siddhartha is a 2015 Indian Kannada romantic film directed by Prakash of Milana fame and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. The film stars "Raja Kusha" Vinay Rajkumar, son of actor Raghavendra Rajkumar, in his debut, along with Apoorva Arora in the lead roles. The film has the musical score and soundtrack composed by V. Harikrishna. The film, launched officially on 2 May 2014 and released across cinema halls on 23 January 2015.
Doddmane Hudga is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language action drama film co-written and directed by Duniya Soori, featuring Puneeth Rajkumar and Radhika Pandit in lead roles. The film also features an ensemble cast of Ambarish, Sumalatha, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Krishna, Srinivasa Murthy, P. Ravi Shankar, Rangayana Raghu, Chikkanna and Avinash, with Shiva Rajkumar providing a voice-over.
R The King is an unreleased Indian Kannada action film written and directed by Prem and starring Vinay Rajkumar. It is Vinay Rajkumar's second film and is being produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar under Vajreshwari Hospitalities banner. Director Prem, after directing films for Shivarajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar is directing Vinay Rajkumar for his second production.
Santheyalli Nintha Kabira is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language epic biopic-drama film adapted from Bhisham Sahni's Hindi play Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein. The film is directed Indra Babu of Kabbadi fame. Original story by Bhisham Sahni was adapted and the screenplay is written in Kannada by Indra Babu and Gopal Wajpeyi. Starring Shiva Rajkumar as the protagonist Kabir, the film is about the life of the mystic 15th-century poet. It also stars Sanusha and Sarath Kumar in other pivotal roles. The film was launched on the Ugadi festival day of 2015 and is slated to release on 29 July 2016.
Puneeth Rajkumar is an Indian actor known for his work in Kannada films. As a six month old infant, he made a cameo appearance in V. Somashekar's Premada Kanike (1976) and followed it with Sanaadi Appanna (1977) when he was a year old. Most of his earlier films had his father Rajkumar playing his reel father as well. Films like Thayige Thakka Maga, Vasantha Geetha and Bhagyavantha followed up which also showcased his singing skills. For the N. Lakshminarayan film Bettada Hoovu he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. He ended his childhood appearances with the action film Parashuram.
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.
Aduva Gombe is a 2019 Indian Kannada-language drama film written and directed by S. K. Bhagavan of the famed duo Dorai-Bhagavan, who returns to film direction after 22 years. Produced under the banner Kasthuri Nivasa Creations, the film is jointly funded by Shivappa A and Venugopal K. The film stars Sanchari Vijay and Rishita Malnad in the lead roles. The supporting cast includes Ananth Nag and Sudha Belawadi among others. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by Hemanth Kumar and cinematography is by Ganesh.
Yuvarathnaa is a 2021 Indian Kannada-language action drama film written and directed by Santhosh Ananddram. produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale Films, it stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa, Dhananjay, Prakash Raj, Diganth, and Sai Kumar. The music for the film is composed by S. Thaman, whilst cinematography was handled by Venkatesh Anguraj and editing done by Jnaneesh B Matad respectively. The film released on 1 April 2021 in Kannada along with the Telugu dubbed version.