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DR. RAJKUMAR

Dr. Rajkumar (April 24, 1929 – April 12, 2006)
Legendary Actor of Kannada Cinema and Karnataka Ratna, Namma Annavaru.

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Date of Birth : 24 April 1929 at Gajanur, Karnataka-Tamil      Nadu border in Tamil Nadu, India
Actual Name : S.P. Muthuraju
Father :  Singanallooru Puttaswamayya
Mother :  Laxmamma
Brother :  S.P.Varadaraju
Sister :  Sharadamma 
Wife :  Parvathamma
Sons :  Shiva Rajkumar ( Two daughters -Nishkala and Nivedita)
           Ragavendra Rajkumar (Two sons)
           Punith Rajkumar ( One daughter)
Daughters  : Lakshmi , Poornima( married to RamKumar,actor)
Death  : 12 April 2006 , Bangalore, India


Natasaarvabhauma, Gana Gandharva, Rasikara Raja, Varanata, Karnataka Ratna, Padmabhushana – Dr. Rajkumar (Real name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Mutturaju) was one of the most popular actors of movies made in Kannada the language of Karnataka, a southern state of India. “Dr. Raj” or “Annavaru” (big brother) to millions of his fans, he was sometimes called the John Wayne of South Indian cinema. Dr. Rajkumar acted in more than 200 movies over 50 years in Kannada. Some of his popular films include Bangaaradha Manushya (The Golden Man), Kasturi Nivasa, Gandhadha Gudi and Jeevana Chaitra. Dr. Rajkumar was also a well-known singer as a playback singer as well as devotional songs.
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1st MovieBedara Kanappa in 1954
His own Favourite movieBhakta Kumbara
First song sungTumbitu manava... (in Mahishasura Mardini)
Most famous songHuttidahre kannada nadalli huttabeku ...
Mettidhare kanndan mannanu mettabeku..
(from movie Akasmika)
HabitsHe did not have any habits like smoking and drinking etc.
He was into regular exercise and yoga.
Vanavasa

Veerappan Kidnapped Raj Kumar as held as hostage for more than 3 months

Awards9 state awards in the best actor category.
10 Filmfare awards in best actor category
Doctorate from Mysore University - 1976
Padma Bhushan -1983
Dadasaheb Phalke award - 1995
Kentucky Colonel award by Governer of Kentucky state, USA
Nadoja
Karnataka Rathna
Gubbiveeranna Award
Nata Saarvabhowma, Vara Nata, Nata Sarvabhouma, Gana Kogile, Gana Gandharva, Rasika Raja, Nata Rathnakara - by fans

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