|Dr. Shiva Rajkumar|
|Born||Shivu Putta Swamy
12 July 1962
Gajanur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
|Other names||Shivanna, Shivu, Appaji, Puttu|
|Alma mater||University of Madras|
|Spouse(s)||Geetha (m. 1986)|
|Relatives||Vinay Rajkumar (nephew)|
|Family||Raghavendra Rajkumar (brother)
Puneeth Rajkumar (brother)
Dr. Shiva Rajkumar or Shiva Rajkumar (Kannada: ಡಾ. ಶಿವ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್) (born Putta Swamy) 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 Rajkumar, Kannada cinema's most celebrated actor. During his career spanning more than three decades, Kumar has acted in more than 100 films.
After graduating in Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Kumar made his debut screen appearance in Singeetham Srinivas Rao's Anand (1986). His first three films namely Anand, Rathasapthami (1986) and Mana Mechchida Hudugi (1987) all being successful, earned him the title Hattrick Hero. His film Om (1995) is considered cult film and a milestone film in Kannada cinema.
He has completed 28 years in film industry and has given several blockbuster movies. His films like Anand, Rathasapthami (1986),Om (1995),Janumada Jodi, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, A.K. 47, Jogi, Bhajarangi proved successful at the box office and considered also considered as cult classic movies in the history of Kannada cinema. He was conferred honorary doctorate by Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University on 21, June 2014.
Family and early life
Shiva Rajkumar 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.
Shiva Rajkumar 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.
His most recently released film Bhajarangi was a major 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. The film was the biggest Kannada hit for 2013 collecting Rs. 21.48 Cr in first two weeks.
Aryan, a sports drama is slated to be Shivrajkumar's first release of 2014. Aryan is a sports drama, in which Shivanna is acting as a coach. Ramya is acting as the sprint queen, and coach Aryan's leading lady in the film. This is Ramya-Shivanna's first and possibly last such pairing. Aryan's music was released on 9 June'14 and so far it has garnered rave reviews. The film is slated to release in July 2014.
Anti Dubbing Movement
Awards and honours
Shiva Rajkumar 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",Karunada Chakravarthy,Natya Sarvabouma among others.
- SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility (2012)
Karnataka State Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
- 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: Thavarige Baa Thangi (2002), Chigurida Kanasu (which was remade in Hindi as Swades in 2004)
- Hello Gandhinagara Award: Chigurida Kanasu (2004)
|1||1986||Anand||Anand||Sudharani||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao||BlockBuster|
|2||1986||Rathasapthami||Vishwanath||Asha Rani, Parvathavani||M.S.Rajshekar|
|4||1988||Samyuktha||Shivraj||Veena||K. N. Chandrashekar Sharma|
|5||1989||Inspector Vikram||Vikram||Kavya||Dinesh Babu|
|6||1988||Shiva Mecchida Kannappa||Kannappa||Geetha, Saraladevi||Vijay|
|8||1989||Adhe Raaga Adhe Haadu||Chandru/Nanda||Seema||M.S.Rajshekar||Double roles; one as re-incarnation|
|9||1990||Aasegobba Meesegobba||Ram Prasad Sharma||Raghavendra Rajkumar, Sudharani||M.S.Rajshekar||Remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 movie Gol Maal|
|11||1991||Aralida Huvugalu||Vijay kumar||Vidhyashri/ Sunitha||Chi.Dattaraj|
|12||1991||Modada Mareyalli||Ravi||Yamuna||M.S.Rajshekar||Remake of Malayalam film Kireedam|
|15||1992||Mavanige Thakka Aliya||Ganesha||Soumya Sri||V.Govindaraj|
|16||1993||Jaga Mechida Huduga||Shivu||Ragini||H.R. Bhargava|
|18||1993||Anandha Jyothi||Anand||Sudharani||Chi Dattaraj|
|19||1994||Gandhada Gudi −2||Shankar||Rajashree, Bharathi, Tara||Vijay||Sequel to Gandhada Gudi|
|20||1994||Muthanna||Muthanna/ Diamond Kiran||Supriya, Shashikumar||M.S.Rajshekar||Double role
Remake of Sachaa Jhutha
|21||1994||Gandugali||Mahesh||Nirosha||CH Balaji Singh Babu|
|22||1995||Gadibidi Aliya||Shivu/Raj (Double role)||Malashri, Mohini||Sai Prakash||Remake of Telugu film Allari Alludu|
|24||1995||Om||Sathya alias Satya Murthy||Prema, Srishanti||Upendra||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
|25||1995||Mana Midiyithu||Priya Raman||M.S.Rajshekar||25th film|
|26||1995||Samara||Sudharani, Devaraj||Chi. Gurudutt|
|28||1996||Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata||Raghavendra Rajkumar, Kasthuri||Relangi Narasimha Rao|
|29||1996||Gajanooru Gandu||Swarna||Anand P Raju|
|30||1996||Shiva Sainya||Shiva||Nivedita Jain||Shivamani|
|31||1996||Annavra Makkalu||Sudharani, Maheshwari, Reman Singh||Phani Ramachandra||Triple role|
|32||1996||Nammoora Mandara Hoove||Manoj||Ramesh Aravind, Prema||Sunil Kumar Desai||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|34||1996||Janumada Jodi||Krishna||Shilpa||T. S. Nagabharana|
|35||1997||Ganga Yamuna||Malashri||S Mahender||Remake of Telugu film Shubha Lagnam|
|36||1997||Simhada Mari||Vishwa||Simran||Om Prakash Rao|
|37||1997||Ammavra Ganda||Bhagyashree Patwardhan||Phani Ramachandra|
|38||1997||Muddina Kanmani||Suchitra, Shilpa||Ravi Kottarakar||Remake of Aadyathe Kanmani (Malayalam)|
|39||1997||Raja||Raja||Relangi Narasimha Rao|
|40||1997||Jodi Hakki||Maacha-Manoj||Vijayalakshmi, Charulatha||D. Rajendra Babu|
|41||1997||Prema Raga Haadu Gelathi||Ramesh Aravind, Nivedita Jain||Sunil Kumar Desai|
|43||1998||Kurubana Rani||Nagma||D. Rajendra Babu|
|44||1998||Andaman||Shruthi Raj||P. H. Vishwanath|
|46||1998||Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga||Karna||Ramesh Aravind, Vijayalakshmi||Rajendra Singh Babu|
|47||1998||Gadibidi Krishna||Krishna||Ravali, Indraja, Charulatha||Om Sai Prakash|
|48||1999||Janumadatha||Teju||Anju Aravind||T. S. Nagabharana|
|49||1999||Chandrodhaya||Ramesh Aravind, Prema||S.Mahender||Remake of Mouna Raagam|
|50||1999||A.K. 47||Raam||Chandini||Om Prakash Rao||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada
|51||1999||Vishwa||Vishwa||Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Ananth Nag||Shivamani||Remake of Ghayal (Hindi)|
|52||1999||Hrudhaya Hrudhaya||Ravi||Anu Prabhakar||M.S.Rajshekar||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|53||2000||Yare Nee Abhimani||Sangeetha & Ramyakrishna||D. Rajendra Babu||Hamsalekha|
|54||2000||Preethse||Surya||Upendra, Sonali Bendre||D. Rajendra Babu||Remake of Darr|
|55||2000||Hagalu Vesha||Reshma, Tara||Baraguru Ramachandrappa|
|57||2000||Krishna Leele||Krishna||Suvalakshmi||D. Rajendra Babu||Remake of Gokulathil Seethai|
|58||2000||Devara Maga||Bharatha||Ambarish, Laila Mehdin||D. Rajendra Babu|
|59||2000||Galate Aliyandru||Sakshi Shivanand||S. Narayan||Remake of Ullathai Allitha|
|60||2001||Madhuve Agona Baa||Laya||VS Reddy||Remake of Telugu film Pellichesikundam|
|61||2001||Asura||Damini||S.Mahender||Remake of Tamil film Amarkalam|
|62||2001||Bahala Chennagide||Shashikumar, Jaya Seal||M.S.Rajshekar||Remake of Telugu film Chala Bagundi|
|63||2001||Baava Baamaida||Rambha||Kishore Sarja||Remake of Pandithurai|
|64||2002||Sundarakaanda||Roja, Suchitra||M.S.Rajshekar||Remake of Sundara Kandam|
|65||2001||Yuvaraja||Raju||Lisa Ray, Bhavna Pani||Puri Jagannadh||Remake of Telugu film Thammudu|
|66||2002||Jodi||Poonam||D. Rajendra Babu||Remake of Malayalam film Darling Darling|
|67||2002||Kodandarama||Rama||V. Ravichandran, Asha Saini, Sakshi Shivanand||V. Ravichandran||Remake of Thenkasipattanam|
|68||2002||Ninne Preethisuve||Srinivas||Ramesh Aravind, Raasi||Om Prakash Rao||Remake of Nee Varuvai Ena|
|69||2002||Thavarige Baa Thangi'||Shivanna||Radhika, Anu Prabhakar||Om Sai Prakash|
|71||2003||Sri Ram||Sriram||Ankitha||M. S. Ramesh|
|73||2003||Nanjundi||Nanjunda||Umashri||SR Brothers||Hamsalekha's 200 movie|
|74||2003||Chigurida Kanasu||Shankar||Vidya Venkatesh||T.S. Nagabharana||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|75||2004||Rowdy Aliya||Raja||Priyanka Trivedi||Sai Prakash|
|76||2004||Sarvabhouma||Subhash Chandra / Jeeva||Mayuri, Shilpa Anand||Mahesh Sukhadhare|
|77||2004||Kanchana Ganga||Soorya||Sridevi Vijaykumar||Rajendra Singh Babu|
|78||2005||Rishi||Rishi||Vijay Raghavendra, Radhika||Prakash|
|79||2005||Rakshasa||ACP Harish||Gajala, Tejaswini Prakash||Sadhu Kokila|
|80||2005||Valmiki||Valmiki||Hrishitaa Bhatt||MS Ramesh|
|81||2005||Jogi||Madesha||Jennifer Kotwal||Prem||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|82||2005||Anna Thangi||Shivanna||Radhika, Deepu||Om Sai Prakash|
|84||2006||Thavarina Siri||Muthanna||Daisy Bopanna, Ashwini, Ashitha||Sai Prakash|
|85||2006||Gandugali Kumara Rama||Kumara Rama||Laya, Rambha, Natassha||Vijay|
|87||2007||Santha||Santhosh||Aarti Chabria||Murali Mohan|
|88||2007||Gandana Mane||Raja||Gowri Munjal||S. Mahendar|
|89||2007||Lava Kusha||Chinnu||Upendra, Charmy Kaur, Jennifer Kotwal||Sai Prakash|
|90||2008||Sathya In Love||Sathya||Genelia D'Souza||Raghava Loki|
|91||2008||Bandhu Balaga||Subramanya||Shashikumar, Poonam Kaur||Naganna|
|92||2008||Madesha||Madesha||Sonu Bhatia||Ravi Srivatsa|
|93||2008||Paramesha Paanwala||Parmesha||Surveen Chawla||Mahesh Babu|
|95||2009||Hatrick Hodi Maga||Surya||Nicolette Bird, Manju Bhargavi||P.N.Sathya|
|96||2009||Bhagyada Balegara||Chennayya||Navya Nair||Sai Prakash|
|97||2009||Devaru Kotta Thangi||Shivu||Meera Jasmine, Monica||Sai Prakash|
|98||2010||Sugreeva||Sugreeva||Tejaswini Prakash||Prashanth, Om Prakash Rao, P N Sathya, Nagendra Magadi, Raghava Loki, Nagashekar, R Anantharaju, Vijay, Pramod Chakravarthy, Thushar Ranganath, A P Arjun||Directed by 11 Directors, Shot in 18 hours, Genius Record|
|99||2010||Thamassu||Shankar||Padmapriya Janakiraman, Harshika Poonacha||Agni Sridhar||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|100||2010||Mylari||Mylari||Sadha||R. Chandru||100 days|
|101||2011||Jogayya||Madesha||Sumit Kaur Atwal, Pooja Gandhi||Prem||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|102||2011||Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu||Vishwa||Sonal Chauhan||Raghu ram|
|103||2012||Shiva||Shiva||Ragini Dwivedi||Om Prakash Rao||SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|104||2013||Lakshmi||Lakshmi Narayan||Priyamani||Raghava Loki|
|105||2013||Andhar Bahar||Surya||Parvathi Menon||Phaneesh Ramanathpura|
|106||2013||Kaddipudi||Anand alias Kaddipudi||Radhika Pandit||Duniya Soori|
|107||2013||Bhajarangi||Bhajarangi / Jeeva||Aindrita Ray||Harsha||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada
Running Successfully 125 days, Block Buster of the Year 2013
|108||2014||Aryan||Coach Aryan||Ramya||D. Rajendra Babu / Chi Guru Dutt||Post-Production|
|110||2014||Om Sai Prakash's untitled||Radhika||Om Sai Prakash||Pre-Production|
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- Shiva Rajkumar – The Versatile Actor
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- "VSKU to honour Hazare, U.R. Rao with doctorates".
- "Anna Hazare, U R Rao to be conferred honorary doctorate".
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- Shivarajkumar, CineCurry.
- ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಒತ್ತಾಯದ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಓಂ!, One India, 1 September 2010
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- Shivanna reduces weight for Mylari, One India, 6 April 2010
- Shivarajkumar comes out against dubbing. thehindu.com (25 January 2014). Retrieved on 30 July 2014.
- Dubbing issue has Sudeep and Shivarajkumar in a war of words. timesofindia.com (29 January 2014). Retrieved on 30 July 2014.
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