Vinay Rajkumar

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Vinay Rajkumar
Born
Vinay Rajkumar

(1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 30)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2014 - Present
Parent(s)Raghavendra Rajkumar
Mangala
RelativesSee Rajkumar family

Vinay Rajkumar (born 7 May) is an Indian actor who works in Kannada cinema. The grandson of actor Rajkumar and son of film producer and former actor Raghavendra, he made his debut as a lead actor in 2014 with Siddhartha.[2]

Early life[edit]

Vinay Rajkumar was born to actor and film producer Raghavendra and Mangala. He is the grandson of actor Rajkumar. He has a younger brother, Guru. The actors Shiva and Puneeth are his uncles. Vinay earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce from St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore.

Vinay's grandfather, Rajkumar first brought him on-screen at the age of five in the film Aakasmika (1993).[3] Vinay followed this with appearances in Odahuttidavaru (1994), his father's film's Anuragada Alegalu (1993) and Navibbaru Namagibbaru (1993), and uncle Shiva's Om (1995) and Hrudaya Hrudaya (1999).[4][5]

Vinay studied and trained as an actor in "acting workshops with a couple of people" before "training... in theatre". He subsequently trained in dance and martial arts from trainers of uncles' films.[6] In an interview with The Times of India in 2012, he said he was "involved with the filming of [uncle Puneeth's film] Yaare Koogadali", having already worked in the filming of the latter's previous film Anna Bond (2012).[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1993 Aakasmika Uncredited appearance [4]
1993 Anuragada Alegalu [4]
1993 Navibbaru Namagibbaru [4]
1994 Odahuttidavaru
1995 Om Uncredited appearance
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya Credited as Vinay Raghavendra
2015 Siddhartha Siddhartha Won - SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actor
2016 Run Antony Antony
2018 Ananthu Vs Nusrath Anantha Krishna Kramadharitthaya / Ananthu
2019 Gramayana Sixth Sense Seena Filming [8]
TBA R The King Delayed; Pre-production

Awards[edit]

South Indian International Movie Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy birthday Vinay Rajkumar". The Times of India. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Vinay Rajkumar kickstarted to become a star". Deccan Chronicle. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Rajkumar's grandson Vinay's first interview". The Times of India. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Vinay Rajkumar: On the run". The Hindu. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajkumar's grandson to make his debut with 'Siddartha'". The Hindu. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b Desai, Dhwani (23 December 2014). "Puneeth is like a good buddy: Vinay Rajkumar". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. ^ "No pressure from my family: Vinay Rajkumar". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Gramayana movie news".

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