Shiva Rajkumar

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Dr. Shiva Rajkumar
Born Shivu Putta Swamy
(1962-07-12) 12 July 1962 (age 52)
Gajanur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Other names Shivanna, Shivu, Appaji, Puttu
Alma mater University of Madras
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Geetha (m. 1986)
Children 2
Parents Rajkumar
Parvathamma Rajkumar
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[1] 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.[1]

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.[2] His film Om (1995) is considered cult film and a milestone film in Kannada cinema.[3]

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.[4][5]

Family and early life[edit]

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.[6]

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.[2]

Shiva Rajkumar married Geeta, the daughter of late former chief minister of Karnataka, S. Bangarappa. The couple have two daughters: Niveditha and Nirupama.[7]

Acting career[edit]

Shiva Rajkumar started his acting career with the film Anand in 1986, which was a silver jubilee hit.[2] 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.[2] 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.[8]

His film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu is shot in 7 wonders of the world.[9] His 100th movie Jogayya is the sequel to his blockbuster Jogi.[10]

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[edit]

Shiva Rajkumar opposed the proposal of voice dubbed movies releasing in Kannada film industry. He openly criticized the need for voice dubbed movies in Kannada film industry.[11][12][13]

Awards and honours[edit]

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.

Honorary Awards[edit]

  • SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility (2012)

Karnataka State Awards[edit]

South Indian International Movie Awards[edit]

Filmfare[edit]

Other[edit]

Filmography[edit]

No Year Title Role Co-star(s) Director Notes
1 1986 Anand Anand Sudharani Singeetam Srinivasa Rao BlockBuster
2 1986 Rathasapthami Vishwanath Asha Rani, Parvathavani M.S.Rajshekar
3 1987 Manamecchida Hudugi Shivu Sudharani 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
7 1988 Ranaranga Raja Sudharani, Tara V.Somshekar
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
10 1990 Mruthyunjaya Malashri, Shashikumar M.S.Rajshekar
11 1991 Aralida Huvugalu Vijay kumar Vidhyashri/ Sunitha Chi.Dattaraj
12 1991 Modada Mareyalli Ravi Yamuna M.S.Rajshekar Remake of Malayalam film Kireedam
13 1992 Midida Shruthi Balu Sudharani M.S.Rajshekar
14 1992 Purushotthama Raj-Paramshivu Shivaranjini M.S.Rajshekar
15 1992 Mavanige Thakka Aliya Ganesha Soumya Sri V.Govindaraj
16 1993 Jaga Mechida Huduga Shivu Ragini H.R. Bhargava
17 1993 Chirabandhavya Padmashree, Bharathi M.S.Rajshekar
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
23 1995 Savya Saachi Prema M.S.Rajshekar
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
27 1995 Dore Dore Hema Shivamani
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
33 1996 Aadithya Aditya Neelam, Rubaina Lokachander
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
42 1998 Nammoora Huduga Shruti Ravindranath
43 1998 Kurubana Rani Nagma D. Rajendra Babu
44 1998 Andaman Shruthi Raj P. H. Vishwanath
45 1998 Mr.Putsami Putsami Lali V.Umakanth
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
50th Movie
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
56 2000 Indradhanush Abhisaarika V. Manohar
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
70 2003 Don Surya Meghana Naidu P.N.Sathya
71 2003 Sri Ram Sriram Ankitha M. S. Ramesh
72 2003 Smile Neha Seetharam Karanth
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
83 2006 Ashoka Ashok Sunitha Varma Shivamani
84 2006 Thavarina Siri Muthanna Daisy Bopanna, Ashwini, Ashitha Sai Prakash
85 2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama Kumara Rama Laya, Rambha, Natassha Vijay
86 2007 Thayiya Madilu Nandakumar Rakshita S.Narayan
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
94 2009 Nanda Nanda Sandhya Anantharaju
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
109 2014 Manamohaka Simple Suni Pre-Production
110 2014 Om Sai Prakash's untitled Radhika Om Sai Prakash Pre-Production
111 2014 Baadshah R. Chandru Pre-Production
112 TBA Vajrakaya Harsha Announced

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 25 years of Shivaraj Kumar!. Cinecurry.com (3 February 2011). Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Shiva Rajkumar – The Versatile Actor
  3. ^ "Look who's acting". indiatoday.com. 30 June 1995. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "VSKU to honour Hazare, U.R. Rao with doctorates". 
  5. ^ "Anna Hazare, U R Rao to be conferred honorary doctorate". 
  6. ^ Puneet Rajkumar – Filmography, Movies, Photos, Biography, Wallpapers, Videos, Fan Club at. Popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
  7. ^ Shivarajkumar, CineCurry.
  8. ^ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಒತ್ತಾಯದ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಓಂ!, One India, 1 September 2010
  9. ^ "Shivrajkumar in seven wonders". Sify.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  10. ^ Shivanna reduces weight for Mylari, One India, 6 April 2010
  11. ^ Shivarajkumar comes out against dubbing. thehindu.com (25 January 2014). Retrieved on 30 July 2014.
  12. ^ Dubbing issue has Sudeep and Shivarajkumar in a war of words. timesofindia.com (29 January 2014). Retrieved on 30 July 2014.
  13. ^ Kannada Film Industry in Crisis over Dubbing Issue. ibtimes.co.in (27 January 2014). Retrieved on 30 July 2014.

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