Puneeth rajkumar biography, age, family & more 2024

Puneeth rajkumar biography, affectionately known as Appu, King Appu, and Power Star, was a multifaceted personality in the realm of Indian entertainment. Born on March 17, 1975, he left an indelible mark on Kannada cinema until his untimely passing on October 29, 2021.

On October 29, 2021, at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru, the 46-year-old actor passed away due to a cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment in the ICU. The news left both fans and colleagues in a state of shock and sorrow.

His posthumously released film, “Gandhada Gudi,” stands as a poignant reminder of his lasting influence.

Puneeth rajkumar biography
Puneeth rajkumar biography

Recognized for his versatility, Puneeth Rajkumar excelled as an actor, playback singer, and philanthropist. The moniker “Power Star” encapsulates the profound impact he had on the film industry. His filmography boasts numerous successful ventures, solidifying his enduring legacy in Indian cinema.

Puneeth rajkumar biography, age, family & more

Puneeth rajkumar biography/Wiki
Birth nameLohith Rajkumar 1
NicknameAppu 
Profession(s)Actor, Singer, Film Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 155 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Puneeth Rajkumar Biography Career
DebutActing
Kannada Film: Premada Kanike (1976) (as child artsit)

TV: Kannadada Kotyadhipati (2012)

Singing: ‘Taliban Alla Alla’ from the Kannada film ‘Appu’ (2002)
Production: Kavaludaari (2019) (Kannada film)

Puneeth Rajkumar: Birth and Family

Puneeth Rajkumar, affectionately known as Appu, played significant roles in Kannada cinema as both an actor and producer. Regarded as one of the highest-paid actors in the Kannada film industry, he earned the endearing title of Powerstar from his fans.

Born as Lohit Rajkumar on 17 March 1975 in Chennai, Puneeth was the offspring of renowned actor Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar. The family relocated to Mysore when Puneeth was just six years old. Notably, he is the younger sibling of the well-known Kannada actor, Shiva Rajkumar.

On 1 December 1999, Puneeth Rajkumar tied the knot with Ashwini Revanth. The couple welcomed two daughters into their lives, named Drithi and Vanditha.

ArticlePuneeth Rajkumar Biography
Date of Birth17 March 1975 (Monday)
BirthplaceChennai, India
Date of Death29 October 2021
Place of DeathHe died on his way to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.
Age (at the time of death)46 Years
Death CauseCardiac Arrest 2
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownBangalore, Karnataka
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Puneeth Rajkumar Biography, Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date1 December 1999
Family
Wife/SpouseAshwini Revanth (Kannada film producer)
ChildrenDaughters– Drithi (elder) and Vanditha (younger)
ParentsFather– Late Rajkumar (Actor)

Mother– Late Parvathamma Rajkumar (Film producer and distributor)
SiblingsBrothers– Shiva Rajkumar (Actor & Singer), Raghavendra Rajkumar (Film Producer & Actor)

Sisters– Lakshmi, Poornima

Puneeth Rajkumar: Films

Puneeth Rajkumar, the youngest offspring of the renowned Kannada cinema icons Dr. Rajkumar and Smt. Parvatamma, showcased his acting prowess early on by featuring in 12 films as a child artist.

Puneeth rajkumar
Puneeth rajkumar biography, age, family & more

Puneeth Rajkumar: Films as an actor

YearMovie
1976Premada Kanike
1977Sanaadi Appanna
1978Thayige Thakka Maga
1980Vasantha Geetha
1981Bhoomige Banda Bhagavantha
1981Bhagyavantha
1982Hosa Belaku
1982Chalisuva Modagalu
1983Bhakta Prahlada
1983Eradu Nakshatragalu
1984Yarivanu
1985Bettada Hoovu
1988Shiva Mecchida Kannappa
1989Parashuram
2002Appu
2003Abhi
2004Veera Kannadiga
2004Maurya
2005Aakash
2005Namma Basava
2006Ajay
2007Arasu
2007Milana
2008Bindaas
2008Vamshi
2009Raaj – The Showman
2009Raam
2010Prithvi
2010Jackie
2011Hudugaru
2011Paramathma
2012Anna Bond
2012Yaare Koogadali
2014Ninnindale
2014Power
2015Mythri
2015Rana Vikrama
2016Chakravyuha
2016Doddmane Hudga
2017Raajakumara
2017Anjani Putra
2018Humble Politician Nograj
2019Natasarvabhouma
2019Padde Huli
2020Mayabazar 2016
2021Yuvarathnaa
2021James (not released yet)
2022Dvitva (not released yet)

Popularity and Other works

  • Puneeth Rajkumar, following the legacy of his late father, Dr. Rajkumar, took on the role of the brand ambassador for the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) without seeking any compensation. Over the course of a decade, Puneeth supported KMF products without a formal agreement with the Federation. According to AS Premnath, the former KMF MD, Dr. Rajkumar had previously served as the brand ambassador in the 1990s, marking his sole endorsement for any product, which was publicized in newspapers and on Doordarshan.
  • During moments of crisis, Puneeth consistently demonstrated his commitment by not only making financial contributions to aid those in need but also by encouraging his fan base to join in the efforts. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit India in 2020, Puneeth took proactive measures to raise awareness about safety. In a video released by the Karnataka government, he passionately appealed to the public to support governmental initiatives in combating the disease. Moreover, Puneeth generously donated Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in March 2020, during the initial wave of COVID-19 infections.

Puneeth Rajkumar: Voice over artist in films and documentary

YearTitle
2014Bahaddur
2018Amoli (documentary)
2018Rajaratha
2019India vs England

Puneeth Rajkumar: Works as a producer

YearMovies
2019Kavaludaari
2020Mayabazar 2016
2020Law
2020French Biriyani
2021Family Pack (not released yet)
2021One Cut Two Cut An Flower is Came  (not released yet)

Puneeth Rajkumar: Works in Television

YearTitle
2012Kannadada Kotyadhipati
2013Kannadada Kotyadhipati
2014UPstarters
2014Weekend with Ramesh
2017Majaa Talkies
Dance Dance Juniors
2017–2018Family Power
2019Kannadada Kotyadhipati
2020Majaa Talkies
2021Netravathi
2021Dance Karnataka Dance
Dance Dance

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar is remembered for his humanitarian initiatives. Each year, his birth anniversary serves as a celebration of both his artistic contributions and compassionate spirit.

The passing of Puneeth Rajkumar marked the conclusion of an era, leaving an enduring impact on the entertainment industry and deeply touching the hearts of his devoted fans.

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Born on March 17, 1975, he left an indelible mark on Kannada cinema until his untimely passing on October 29, 2021.

Puneeth rajkumar brother

Brothers– Shiva Rajkumar (Actor & Singer), Raghavendra Rajkumar (Film Producer & Actor)

Puneeth rajkumar father

Father– Late Rajkumar (Actor)
Mother– Late Parvathamma Rajkumar (Film producer and distributor)

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