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Rajkumar, Indian Movie Actor
Rajkumar is an award winning Kannada actor. In Karnataka he has won the highest number of awards for his contribution to Kannada films.
 
 Rajkumar, Indian Movie ActorRajkumar is an award winning Kannada actor. In Karnataka he has won the highest number of awards for his contribution to Kannada films. His fans have conferred him with titles, such as, Natasarvabhouma and Annavru. He was born as Mutturaju but after his debut in the Kannada film industry his name was changed to Rajkumar. Besides being a prolific actor Rajkumar is also a talented singer. He has been actively involved with playback singing as well. His voice was referred to as kogile kanta (one who can sing like a cuckoo).

Rajkumar began his acting career in the theatres with his father. It was here that he sharpened his acting skills and finally made his foray into films with Bedara Kannappa in 1954. The film was directed by H L N Simha. After this film there was hardly any looking back for the Kannada actor. Dr. Rajkumar became one of the most versatile Kannada actors of all times. Whether it was a mythological character, a romantic one, comic role or action hero, he would play all the roles with equal ease. He has acted opposite gifted Kannada actresses, such as, Pandaribai, Leelavathi, Jayanti, Bharati, Aarathi, Jayaprada, Madhavi, Geetha, Sarita and others. The list of directors with whom he had worked includes B.R. Pantulu, Puttanna Kanagal to Shankar Nag and Nagabharana. Barring one or two he has only remained involved with Kannada films. In fact Rajkumar has acted in more than 200 movies only in Kannada.

An eminent playback singer, Rajkumar, He won the National Award for the song "Naadamaya" (Jeevana Chaitra). His devotional songs were very popular amongst the masses. At a later stage of his career he has lent his voice to several actors as well.

As a reward to his histrionic skills Rajkumar had been the recipient of several awards in his lifetime. He won state awards in the best actor category 9 times and also bagged 10 Filmfare awards. Rajkumar was felicitated with the Padma Bhushan Award in 1983 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. The prolific actor passed away on April 13, 2006 leaving a void behind him that was never to be filled.

A filmography of Rajkumar would include the following films:

Year film Year film Year film Year film
1954 Bedara Kannappa 1964 Shivagange Mahathme 1968 Simhaswapna 1974 Srinivasa Kalyana
1955 Sodari 1964 Prathigne 1968 Goadalli C.I.D. 999 1975 Daari Tappida Maga
1956 Bhakta Vijaya 1964 Naandi 1968 Mannina Maga 1975 Mayura
1956 Hari Bhakta 1965 Nagapooja 1969 Maargadarshi 1975 Trimurthy
1956 Ohileshwara 1965 Chandrahasa 1969 Gandondu Hennaru 1976 Premada Kaanike
1957 Sati Nalaayini 1965 Sarvagnamoorthy 1969 Mallammana Pavada 1976 Bahaddur Gandu
1957 Rayara Sose 1965 Vaatsalya 1969 Choori Chikkanna 1976 Raja Nanna Raja
1958 Bhookailasa 1965 Satya harishchandra 1969 Punarjanma 1976 Naa Ninna Mareyalare
1958 Krishna Garudi 1965 Mahasathi Anasuya 1969 Bhaley Raja` 1976 Badavara Bandhu
1958 Anna Thangi 1965 Ide Maha Sudina 1969 Uyyale 1977 Babruvaahana
1959 Jagajoythi Basaveshwara 1965 Bettada Huli 1969 Chikkamma 1977 Bhaagyavantaru
1959 Dharma Vijaya 1965 Sati Savithri 1969 Mayor Mutthanna 1977 Girikanye
1959 Mahishasuramardhini 1965 Maduve Madi Nodu 1969 Operation Jackpot C.I.D. 999 1977 Sanaadi Appanna
1959 Abbaa Aa Hudugi 1965 Pativrathaa 1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya 1977 Olavu Geluvu
1960 Ranadheera Kanteerava 1966 Mantralaya Mahatme 1970 Karulina Kare 1978 Shankar Guru
1960 Rani Honamma 1966 Kathari Veera 1970 Hasiru Thorana 1978 Operation Diamond Racket
1960 Aashasundari 1966 Bala Nagamma 1970 Bhupathi Ranga 1981 Thaayige Thakka Maga
1960 Dashavathaara 1966 Toogudeepa 1970 Mr. Rajkumar 1979 Huliya Haalina Mevu
1960 Bhakta Kanakadasa 1966 Premamayi 1970 Bhale Jodi 1979 Naanobba Kalla
1961 Srishyla Mahathme 1966 Kilaadi Ranga 1970 C.I.D. 1980 Ravichandra
1961 Kittur Chennamma 1966 Madhumalathi 1970 Baalu Belagithu 1980 Vasanta Geetha
1961 Kantheredu Nodu 1966 Yemme Thammanna 1970 Devara Makkalu 1981 Haavina Hede
1961 Kyvara Mahathme 1966 Mohini Bhasmaasura 1971 Kasthuri Nivasa 1981 Nee Nanna Gellalare
1961 Bhaktha Chetha 1966 Sri Kannika Parameshwari Kathe 1971 Baala Bandhana 1981 Keralida Simha
1961 Nagaarjuna 1966 Sandhyaraaga 1971 Kulagaurava 1982 Hosabelaku
1962 Gaali Gopura 1967 Parvathi Kalyana 1971 Namma 1982 Haalu Jenu
1962 Bhoodaana 1967 Sati Sukanya 1971 Kaasidre Kailasa 1982 Chalisuva Modagalu
1962 Swarnagowri 1967 Gange Gowri 1971 Thaayi Devaru 1983 Kaviratna Kalidasa
1962 Devasundari 1967 Rajashekara 1971 Prathidhwani 1983 Kaamana billu
1962 Karuneye Kutumbada Kannu 1967 Lagnapatrike 1971 Saakshaathkaara 1983 Bhakta Prahlada
1962 Mahathma Kabir 1967 Rajadurgada Rahasya 1971 Nyayave Devaru 1983 Eradu Nakshatragalu
1962 Vidhivilasa 1967 Devara Gedda Manava 1971 Srikrishna Rukmini Sathyabhama 1984 Samayada Gombe
1962 Thejaswini 1967 Beedi Basavanna 1972 Janmarahasya 1984 Shraavana Banthu
1963 Valmiki 1967 Manassiddare Maarga 1972 Sipayi Ramu 1984 Yaarivanu
1963 Nanda Deepa 1967 Bangarada Hoovu 1972 Bangarada Manushya 1984 Apoorva Sangama
1963 Kanyarathna 1967 Chakratheertha 1972 Hrudaya Sangama 1985 Ade Kannu
1963 Gowri 1967 Immadi Pulakeshi 1972 Kranti Veera 1985 Jwaalamukhi
1963 Jeevana Tharanga 1968 Jedara Bale 1972 Bhale Huchcha 1985 Dhruvataare
1963 Malli Madhuve 1968 Gandhinagara 1972 Nanda Gokula 1986 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma
1963 Kulavadhu 1968 Mahasathi Arundathi 1972 Jaga Mechchida Maga 1986 Anuraaga Aralithu
1963 Kalitharoo Henne 1968 Manassakshi 1973 Devaru Kotta Tangi 1986 Guri
1963 Veerakesari 1968 Sarvamangala 1973 Bidugade 1987 Ondu Muttina Kathe
1963 Mana Mechchida Madadi 1968 Bhaagyadevathe 1973 Swayamvara 1987 Shruthi Seridaaga
1963 Sathi Shakthi 1968 Bangalore Mail 1973 Gandhada Gudi 1988 Devathaa Manushya
1963 Chandrakumara 1968 Hannele Chiguridaaga 1973 Doorada Betta 1989 Parashurama
1963 Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha 1968 Bhaagyada Baagilu 1973 Mooroovare Vajragalu 1992 Jeevana Chaitra
1964 Navakoti Narayana 1968 Natasarvabhauma 1974 Bangarada Panjara 1993 Aakasmika
1964 Chandavalliya Tota 1968 Rowdi Ranganna 1974 Eradu Kanasu 1994 Odahuttidavaru
1964 Shivarathri Mahathme 1968 Dhoomaketu 1974 Sampathige Savaal 2000 Shabdavedhi
1964 Tumbida Koda 1968 Amma 1974 Bhakta Kumbaara    
(Last Updated on : 28/04/2012)
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