|Born||Shivu Putta Swamy
12 July 1962
Gajanur, Tamil Nadu, India
|Alma mater||University of Madras|
|Occupation||Actor, Playback singer, Philanthropist, Dancer, Television Presenter, Promotional Model|
|Years active||1986 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Geetha (1986 – present)|
|Children||Niveditha and Nirupama (daughters)|
|Parents||Dr. Rajkumar, Parvathamma Rajkumar|
Shivaraj Kumar or Shivarajkumar (born Putta Swamy on 12 July 1962) is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, philanthropist and television presenter best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of the Kannada thespian Dr. Rajkumar. During his career spanning more than three decades, Kumar has acted in more than 100 films  and maintains the standards set by his father by not acting in remake movies.
After graduating in Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Kumar made his debut screen appearance in Singeetham Srinivas Rao's Anand (1986). His first three movies Anand, Rathasapthami and Mana Mechchida Hudugi all completed Silver Jubilee thus earning him the title Hatrick Hero – Shivaraj Kumar. His movies such as Jogi and Om are considered cult milestones and biggest blockbusters in the Kannada film industry.
Shivaraj Kumar has won year 2005 Best Actor award for his film Chigurida Kanasu. In 2010, he starred in the movie Sugreeva which was shot in 18 hours. He is a brand ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers.
Family and early life
Shivarajkumar was born in Gajanur, Karnataka, the son of Rajkumar, a celebrated actor and Parvatamma, a big-budget film producer. He has two sisters and two brothers; his younger brother, Raghavendra Rajkumar is a film producer and a film actor and his youngest brother, Puneet Rajkumar is also a leading Kannada film actor.
After his graduation from Madras University in 1983, Kumar, on the insistence of Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winner K. Balachander (a veteran Tamil director), joined an acting school in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. After training in Kuchipudi dance at Vempetti Chinni Sathyam in Chennai during his college days, he made an entry into the Kannada film industry with the hit Anand.
He started his acting career with the film Anand in 1986, which was a silver jubilee hit. In his career spanning over 25 years, he acted in a variety of roles. A number of his movies completed silver jubilee. The most notable movies of his career are Janumada Jodi, Jogi, Anand, Rathasapthami, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, Om, and Chigurida Kanasu. He also 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 is one of the biggest hits and most popular movies in the industry, which manages a re-release every year with houseful shows even to this day.
Awards and honours
Shivaraj Kumar has won four Filmfare and four state awards in the best actor category. He has also won numerous Cine-Express, Sirigannada, ETV awards. He has been conferred titles like 'Hatrick Hero', 'Century Star', Shivanna,"Sandalwood King", among others.
- SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility (2012)
- Ujjwala Express Award: Aanand (1986), Bhoomitaayiya Chochala Maga (1998)
- Chitra Rasikara Sangha Prashasti: Midida Shruthi (1992), Janumada Jodi (1996), A.K.47 (1999)
- Hero-Honda Express Award: OM (1995), Janumada Jodi (1996), A.K.47 (1999)
- AaryabhaTa Prashasti: Janumada Jodi (1996)
- Screen Award: Nammoora Mandara Hoove (1996)
- SICA Special Jury Award: Tavarige Baa Tangi (2002), Chigurida Kanasu (which was remade in Hindi as Swades in 2004)
- Hello Gandhinagara Award: Chigurida Kanasu (2004)
|Sl No.||Year||Film||Role||Other Notes|
|1||1986||Anand||Anand||Co-Starring Sudha Rani|
|5||1988||Shiva Mecchida Kannappa|
|8||1989||Adhe Raaga Adhe Haadu||Double duo one as re-incarnation|
|9||1990||Aasegobba Meesegobba||Ram Prasad Sharma & Lakshmana Prasad Sharma||Remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 movie Gol Maal|
|11||1991||Aralida Huvugalu]||Vijay kumar||actress Vidhyashri / Sunitha)|
|15||1992||Mavanige Thakka Aliya||Ganesha|
|19||1994||Gandhada Gudi −2||Sequel to Gandhada Gudi|
|20||1994||Muthanna||Muthanna/ Diamond Kiran||Double role
Remake of Sachaa Jhutha
|22||1995||Gadibidi Aliya||Double role|
|24||1995||Om||Sathya alias Satya Murthy||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
|28||1996||Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata|
|31||1996||Annavra Makkalu||Triple role|
|32||1996||Nammoora Mandara Hoove||Manoj||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|34||1996||Janumada Jodi||Krishna||Director by T. S. Nagabharana|
|35||1997||Ganga Yamuna||With Malashree|
|41||1997||Premaraga Haadu Gelathi|
|50||1999||A.K. 47||Raam||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|52||1999||Hrudhaya Hrudhaya||Ravi||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|53||2000||Yare Nee Abhimani|
|54||2000||Preethse||Surya||co-starred Upendra and Sonali Bendre|
|58||2000||Devara Maga||Bharatha||Acted with Ambarish|
|60||2001||Madhuve Agona Baa|
|69||2002||Thavarige Ba Thangi|
|73||2003||Nanjundi||Nanjundi||Hamsalekha's 200 movie|
|74||2003||Chigurida Kanasu||Shankar||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|81||2005||Jogi||Madesha||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|85||2006||Gandugali Kumara Rama||Kumara Rama|
|90||2008||Sathya In Love||Sathya|
|95||2009||Hatrick Hodi Maga||Surya|
|97||2009||Devaru Kotta Thangi||Shivu|
|98||2010||Sugreeva||Sugreeva||Shot in 18 hours|
|99||2010||Thamassu||Shankar||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|101||2011||Jogayya||Madesha||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|102||2011||Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu||Vishwa|
|103||2012||Shiva||Shiva||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|104||2013||Lakshmi||Lakshmi Narayan||Box office|
|106||2013||Kaddipudi||Anand alias Kaddipudi
super hit movie 2013
- 25 years of Shivaraj Kumar!. Cinecurry.com (3 February 2011). Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- I am not for remakes: Shivarajkumar. filmysouth.com, 4 August 2008
- Shivarajkumar – The Versatile Actor[dead link]
- 'Jogi' creating history at box office. Latestcinema.com. Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- Sugreeva' finishes in 18 hours. Entertainment.in.msn.com (13 October 2009). Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- Shivaraj Kumar turns Brand Ambassador of ‘Kalyan Jewelry' – Oneindia Entertainment. Entertainment.oneindia.in (13 October 2010). Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- Puneet Rajkumar – Filmography, Movies, Photos, Biography, Wallpapers, Videos, Fan Club at. Popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- Shivarajkumar, CineCurry.
- ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಒತ್ತಾಯದ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಓಂ![dead link]
- Shivanna reduces weight for Mylari, One India, 6 April 2010