Raghavendra Rajkumar

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Raghavendra Rajkumar
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Raghavendra in 2010
Born (1965-08-15) 15 August 1965 (age 57)
Madras, Madras State (now in Tamil Nadu), India
Other namesRaganna[1]
OccupationActor, dancer, film producer
Years active1974–present
SpouseMangala
Children2 (including Vinay Rajkumar)
Parent(s)Dr. Rajkumar (father)
Parvathamma (mother)
RelativesSee Rajkumar family

Raghavendra Rajkumar (born 15 August 1965) is an Indian actor, singer and producer in Kannada cinema. He is the second son of actor Dr. Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar. He made his film debut as a lead actor in Chiranjeevi Sudhakar (1988) before appearing in the hugely successful 1989 film Nanjundi Kalyana. He went on to star in films such as Gajapathi Garvabhanga (1989), Anukoolakkobba Ganda (1990), and Geluvina Saradaara (1996).[2] His last prominent film was Upendra's Swasthik (1998), a box office failure. He starred in Pakkadmane Hudugi (2004) before taking a fifteen year sabbatical from acting.[3] He has since produced television serials under Poornima Productions and films under Sri Vajreshwari Combines.[2]

His comeback film as a villain, Chillum, was dropped.[4] In 2019, when he went to act in a lead role in the movie Ammana Mane (2019), the Prime Minister of Singapore heard about it and watched the movie.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His brothers are Shiva Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar.[6][7] His son Vinay Rajkumar is an actor.[8]

He was admitted to a Singapore hospital in 2013 due to a stroke.[9] He has undergone physiotherapy treatment.[10]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Notes Ref.
1974 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Child artist [1]
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Kitty Child artist
1988 Chiranjeevi Sudhakar Sudhakar Lead debut [11]
1989 Nanjundi Kalyana Raghuchandra [12]
Gajapathi Garvabhanga Kishore
1990 Aasegobba Meesegobba Raghu Cameo appearance [13]
Anukoolakkobba Ganda Brahmachari
1991 Kalyana Mantapa Shankara
1992 Bharjari Gandu Gopi
1993 Anuraagada Alegalu Priyadarshan
Navibbaru Namagibbaru Chandru Dual role
1994 Sagara Deepa Kumar
1995 Aata Hudugaata Raj
Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata
1996 Srimathi Kalyana Anand
Geluvina Saradaara Seethapathi
Sutradhara Ravindra
1997 Shivaranjani Shiva
1998 Swasthik Guru [14]
1999 Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi Kumar [15]
2004 Pakkadmane Hudugi Balu [3][16]
2019 Ammana Mane Rajeeva Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor [17][18]
Thrayambakam Shiva Rudraiah [19]
2021 Rajatantra Captain Rajaram [20]
Pogaru Shiva's guru [21]
2022 James Santosh's Ashrama Guru Cameo appearance [22]
2022 AadisidaathaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Delayed [23]

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song(s) Composer(s) Notes
1989 Nanjundi Kalyana "Nijava Nudiyale", "Hosa Premadalli" Upendra Kumar
1990 Gajapathi Garvabhanga All songs except "Jataka Kudure" Upendra Kumar
1990 Anukoolakkobba Ganda All songs Upendra Kumar
1991 Kalyana Mantapa All songs except "Ombathu Ombathu" Upendra Kumar
1993 Anuragada Alegalu All songs except "Jeeva Kogile" Hamsalekha
1995 Aata Hudugaata All songs Sadhu Kokila
2019 Ammana Mane All songs Sameer Kulakarani

As producer[edit]

Film[edit]

Film Notes
1987 Shruthi Seridaaga
2010 Jackie
2012 Anna Bond
2012 Yaare Koogadali
2016 Run Antony

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2019 Marali Bandalu Seethe
2020 Jeeva Hoovagide [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Raghavendra Rajkumar's 25th to be a thriller". 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Raghavendra Rajkumar back to acting". Viggy.
  3. ^ a b Kalpana. "Pakkadmane Hudugi". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ Sebastian R., Shilpa (6 September 2018). "Time to stop and think". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "Raghavendra Rajkumar: I thank God for the stroke". Archived from the original on 5 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "'My father was passionate about cars'". The Hindu. 11 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Shivanna and Puneeth Rajkumar promote 'Rajatantra' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ K, B. (5 April 2016). "Vinay Rajkumar: On the run". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Raghavendra Rajkumar hospitalised". The Times of India.
  10. ^ C. George, Nina (5 March 2019). "Stroke showed me new world". Deccan Herald.
  11. ^ "Teaser of Aadisidatta to be released on August 22". The Times of India. 14 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Nanjundi Kalyana". Deccan Chronicle. 13 September 2017.
  13. ^ Manjula (22 February 2021). "Raghavendra Rajkumar Recuperating, Will Resume Movie Shoot Soon". The Hans India.
  14. ^ "'The Terrorist' review: Ragini Dwivedi's low intensity thriller fails to engage". The News Minute. 18 October 2018.
  15. ^ Raghuram, Jyothi (28 February 1999). "Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 May 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Song canned for Pakkadmane Hudugi". Screen. 30 July 2004. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  17. ^ R., Shilpa Sebastian (13 November 2018). "Of homes and hearts". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. ^ "'Ammana Mane' review: Raghavendra Rajkumar shines in this slow-paced family drama". 8 March 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Tryambakam movie review: Quite a boring affair indeed". Bangalore Mirror.
  20. ^ "Rajatantra Movie Review: An amateur attempt spoils a good storyline" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  21. ^ "Raghavendra Rajkumar to play a major role in 'Pogaru'? - Times of India". The Times of India.
  22. ^ https://www.m.cinemaexpress.com/kannada/news/2022/jan/21/brothers-shivarajkumar-and-raghavendra-rajkumar-play-cameos-in-puneeth-rajkumars-james-29159.amp
  23. ^ "Raghavendra Rajkumar's 25th film 'Aadisidaatha' is a thriller". The News Minute. 28 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Kannada daily soap Jeeva Hoovagide completes 250 episodes". The Times of India. 21 January 2021.

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