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Acting is a skill that not only requires talent but also determination, this line has been very well proved by ‘Lohith’ popularly known as ‘Puneeth Rajkumar’ who is an Indian actor and singer. He primarily featured himself in Kannada cinema.
He became a superstar in Kannada due to his hard work without any Godfather in the industry. He won the National award for best child artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu just at the age of 10 years. Apart from the actor, he is also a good singer and his singing remuneration goes for charity.
Recently, he hits massive headlines when he passes away at the age of 46 due to cardiac arrest.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 17 March 1975, this handsome actor has turn 46 years old in the year 2021. He seems enough tall with his height which is 175 in centimeters and 5’9” feet. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 77 in kilograms and 170 lbs in pounds.
Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 40 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps approximately.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Puneeth Rajkumar is $5 million approx.
Education / Family
Puneeth was born and raised up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and belongs to a Hindu family. He is born to his father Late Rajkumar (Actor) and his mother Parvathamma Rajkumar (Film producer and distributor).
He was also blessed with two brothers named Shiva Rajkumar (Actor & Singer), and Raghavendra Rajkumar (Film Producer & Actor) as well as two sisters named Lakshmi, and Poornima. As of his education, he completed his education at The New College.
|Nick Name||Appu, Powerstar|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Date of birth||17 March 1975|
|Age||46 years old (at the time of death)|
|Height||in centimeters – 175 cm
in Feet Inches – 5’ 9”
|Weight||in Kilograms – 77 kg
in Pounds – 170 lbs
|College||The New College|
|Home town||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Debut||Film: Premada Kanike (1976)
TV: Kannadada Kotyadhipati (2012)
Production: Navibbaru Namagibbaru (1993)
Singing: Baana Dariyalli Soorya (1981)
|Fathers name||Late Rajkumar (Actor)|
|Mothers name||Parvathamma Rajkumar
|Brothers||Shiva Rajkumar, and Raghavendra Rajkumar
|Sisters||Lakshmi, and Poornima
Career / Fashion and Style
As of his career, he started his career as a child artist in his thriller film Premada Kanike in 1976. After that, in 1977, he appeared in the film Sanaadi Appanna and Thayige Thakka Maga 1978.
Thereafter, he appeared in several films as a child artist such as Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhoomige Banda Bhagavantha (1981), Bhagyavantha (1982), Chalisuva Modagalu, Hosa Belaku, Eradu Nakshatragalu, Yarivanu, etc. In his early teen, he appeared in films like Shiva Mecchida Kannappa and Parashuram.
After that, he acted as a lead actor in the film Appu in 2002. After that, he featured in remakes in Telugu (Idiot (2003)) and Tamil (Dum (2003)). In 2003, he appeared I Dinesh Babu’s Abhi. In 2004, he appeared in Veera Kannadiga and later acted in the drama Maurya, starring Ravi Teja.
In 2005, he appeared in two films named Aakash and Namma Basava. In 2006, he appeared in an only film named Ajay which was a remake of the 2003 Telugu Okkadu. In 2007, he appeared in the film Arasu for which he received his first Filmfare Best Actor award. In 2008, he acted in two films named Bindaas and Vamshi.
In 2009, he featured in Raaj – The Showman and another film Raam. He came to the limelight with back-to-back hits in 2010. He appeared in the political thriller Prithvi and the action film Jackie. He co acted in the film Hudugaru in 2011 for which he received his second Filmfare and first SIIMA Best Actor awards.
In 2012, he worked with Soori again in the action film Anna Bond for which he received the Suvarna Best Actor award. He acted in Ninnindale, with Erica Fernandes in 2014. After that, he appeared in a remake of the Telugu film Dookudu named Power. In this film, he played a tough police officer with Trisha for the first time and the film earned a record ₹22 crore.
He played himself in B. M. Giriraj’s film Mythri in 2015. He also acted in an action film with Adah Sharma and Anjali named Rana Vikrama. He appeared in M. Saravanan’s Chakravyuha in 2016 as well as in Doddmane Hudga. He appeared in Raajakumara in 2017 which became the most highest-grossing Kannada-language film.
After that, he appeared with Rashmika Mandanna in the film Anjani Putra. He featured in the film Natasaarvabhowma in 2019 which was a commercial success. He is also a good singer who sang alone in Appu. He also sang a duet on “Jothe Jotheyali”.
He also sings in the song “Kanna Sanne Indhalene” for the Akira movie. He hosted the first season of Kannada Kotyadhipati in 2012. He is also the host of Colors Kannada’s reality show, Family Power. He also produced a show named Netravathi on Udaya TV.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Reflecting on his personal life, he is a married man who tied the marriage knot with his beautiful wife named Ashwini Revanth with whom he blessed with two daughters named Drithi, and Vanditha.
|Children||Daughters – Drithi, and Vanditha
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Some Interesting Facts About Puneeth Rajkumar
- Puneeth won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1985 for the film “Bettada Hoovu”.
- His film “Jackie” was released in 3 different languages in 2010.
- Puneeth also owned the Bengaluru Premier Futsal team.
- Previously, he also served as the brand ambassador of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- He is fondly known with the name Appu, and Powerstar by his fans and followers.
- On his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “no age to go”.
- He motivated farmers by endorsing KMF without any fee.
- He founded the music label PRK Audio which has over 1 million subscribers across YouTube.