Puneeth Rajkumar Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife & Family Details

Puneeth Rajkumar, colloquially known as Appu, was an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter and producer, who worked predominantly in Kannada cinema. He has been the lead actor in 29 films, as a child, he appeared in several films. His performances were praised in Vasant Geeta (1980), Bhagyavant (1981), Chalisuva Modgalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahlad, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985). He won the National Film Award for Best Child Actor for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won the Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth’s first lead role was in 2002’s Appu. In this post, you can get Puneet Rajkumar Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Wife, Family and other biography details.

Puneeth Rajkumar

He has been dubbed as “Powerstar” by the media and fans. He appeared as a lead actor in commercially successful films including Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Maurya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana appeared. (2007), Vamshi (2008), Ram (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Rajakumar (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017). He is one of the most famous personalities and highest paid actors in Kannada cinema. In 2012, she debuted as a television presenter in the Kannada version of the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipati, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Puneeth Rajkumar Early Life

Puneeth (then Lohit) was born in Chennai to Matinee Murthy Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar. She is their fifth and youngest child. When Puneet was six years old, his family moved to Mysore. His father brought him and his sister Poornima to his film sets till the age of ten. His elder brother, Shiva Rajkumar, is a popular actor.

Puneeth has been involved in philanthropy with his mother at the Shakti Dham Ashram in Mysore, and is the owner of the Bengaluru Premier Futsal team. He also worked in Playback singing, Television, Endorsements, PRK Audio. Here is the puneeth work details.

Puneeth Rajkumar Net Worth & Biography Details 2024

Real NameLohith
NicknameAppu, Powerstar
ProfessionActor, Singer
Weight80 kg
Date of Birth17 March 1975
Age (in 2024)46 Years
Net Worth$5 million (37 crore INR)
Famous RoleJanakirama aka Jackie in multingual film Jackie (201)
HometownBangalore, Karnataka, India
Family Late Rajkumar (father), Parvathamma (mother),
Shiva Rajkumar (brother), Lakshmi, Poornima (sister)
Girlfriend/WifeNot known / Ashwini Revanth

Puneeth Raj kumar Acting Career

1976-1989: As a child artist

Director V. Somashekar cast Puneet (then known as Lohit) on screen at the age of six months in his thriller films Premada Kanike (1976) and Aarti. This was followed by Vijay’s Sanadi Appanna (1977), based on Krishnamurthy Puranik’s novel of the same name, when Puneet was one year old.

Thayge Thakka Maga (1978) was again directed by V. Somashekar and starred his father. Two years later, director Dorai-Bhagwan cast him as Shyam in Vasant Geeta (1980). After this K.S.L. Swami’s mythological play Bhumige Banda Bhagwant (1981, performed as Lord Krishna) and B.S. Ranga Ka Bhagyawant (1982) came in, in which he recorded his first popular song: “Bana Dariyalli Surya”, which was sung by T.G. Lingappa had composed the music. That year, he appeared in two hit films (Chalisuva Modagalu and Hausa Belaku) with his father.

For the former, Puneeth received his first Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Actor (Male). In 1983, he appeared in two mythological films: Bhakta Prahlad as the protagonist, Prahlad, and Eradu Nakshatragalu, for which he received his second Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Actor.

In 1984, Puneet starred in the thriller Yaarivanu with Rajkumar and sang “Kannige Kanuva” written by Rajan-Nagendra. His biggest break as a child artist was N.K. Directed by Laxminarayan and produced by Shirley L. Arora’s novel What Then came in the 1985 play Bettada Hoovu, based on Raman. For his portrayal of Masoom Ramu, Puneet received the Best Child Actor award at the 33rd National Film Awards. In his early teens, he appeared as young Kannappa in Siva Mechida Kannappa (1988) alongside his elder brother, Shiva. Puneet’s last child role was in Parashuram (1989) opposite his father.

2002–2007: Debut as Lead and Success

In April 2002, Puneet made his film debut as a leading man in the masala film, Appu with actress, Rakshita also making his film debut. Music by Gurukiran, directed by Puri Jagannath and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar, in which he played a college boy, was a box office success and critics praised his dancing skills. Puneet sang “Taliban Alla Alla” with lyrics by Upendra and music by Gurukiran. The film’s success spawned remakes in Telugu (Idiot (2003)) and Tamil (Dum (2003)).

Puneet’s first release in 2007 was his production Arasu, directed by Mahesh Babu, in which he played the role of a migrant businessman who sacrifices his wealth for the woman he loves. For his performance, he received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award. Puneet’s other release that year was Prakash’s reaffirmation of traditional family values. Actress Parvati Parvati (Actress) debuted in Kannada films from this film. Puneet played the role of radio jockey Akash. For the film, he received his first Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor.

2008-2011: Career Challenges

In 2008 the actor released two films: D. Rajendra Babu’s Bindass and Prakash’s Vamshi. Puneet’s first 2009 release was Raaz – The Showman. Although the film (directed by Prem) was criticized, his performance was praised. His second film with Priyamani was Ram, a remake of the Telugu hit Ready.

Puneet returned to the limelight in 2010 with back-to-back hits. The first was Jacob Varghese’s political thriller Prithvi, in which he played a bureaucrat in Ballari district who fights corruption. His next release was the action film Jackie directed by Duniya Suri, which was a commercial success. Puneet Rajkumar is praised by both critics and fans. His daring stunts in films are still a record in South Indian cinema. He also danced well in the film.

2011-2015: Hudugru and other movies

In 2011, Puneet joined K. She co-starred in Madesh’s Hudugaru, a remake of the Tamil film Nadodigal in which she reprized the role of M. Sasikumar in the original. For his performance, he received his second Filmfare and first SIIMA Best Actor Award. In Punit’s next release, Yograj Bhatt’s travelogue Paramatma, his character searches for love. He worked with Soori again in 2012 on the action film Anna Bond produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. For his performance, he received the Suvarna Best Actor Award and was nominated for the IIFA Award. Puneeth starred in another Tamil remake Porali, which was filmed in Kannada as Yare Kougadali by Samuthirakani. He played the role of Kumar, who along with his friend escapes from a mental asylum and finds refuge in a man’s house.

In 2014, Puneet collaborated with Erica Fernandes in Jayant C. Starred in Paranji’s romance Ninedale. Although his performance as an adventure enthusiast based in New York was praised by critics, [29] the film was a box office failure. Puneet’s next release K. Madesh Ki Power***, which was a remake of the Telugu film Dookudu. Appearing for the first time with Trisha, he played the role of a tough police officer. The film earned a record ₹22 crore (₹220 million) in six days. In 2015, he played himself in B M Giriraj’s film Maitri, which also starred Mohanlal and Bhavna. Punit’s second release that year was Pawan Wadeyar’s Rana Vikrama, an action film with Adah Sharma and Anjali.

2016-2024 (Present)

In March 2016, Puneet worked for M. Saravanan’s Chakravyuh and Duniya Suri’s Doddamane Hooda. In 2017, he appeared in Santhosh Anandadram’s Rajakumara, which broke all box-office records and became the highest-grossing Kannada language film of all time, beating Mungaru Male’s previous record, the record later breaking his own. Named it. Film KGF: Chapter 1.

He also played a role in A Harsh’s Anjani Putra opposite Rashmika Mandanna, which was a remake of the Tamil film Poojai. Puneet Rajkumar plays the narrator in Anoop Bhandari-directed Rajrath. His film Natasarvabhauma was released in 2019 and also got commercial success.

Puneeth Rajkumar National Film Awards

1985Bettada HoovaBest Child ArtistWon

Puneeth Rajkumar Karnataka State Film Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1982-83Chalisuva ModagaluBest Child ActorWon
1983-84Eradu NakshatragaluBest Child ActorWon
2007-08MilanaBest ActorWon
2010-11JackieBest ActorWon

Puneeth Rajkumar South Indian International Movie Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2011HudugaruBest ActorWon
2012Anna BondBest ActorNominated
2013Yaare KoogadaliYouth Icon of South Indian Cinema (male)Won
2016Rana VikramaBest ActorWon
2017Duddmane HudgaBest ActorNominated
2018RaajakumaraBest ActorWon
2019NatasaarvabhoowmaBest ActorNominated

Puneeth Rajkumar Filmfare Awards South

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1985Bettada HoovuFilmfare Best Child ActorWon
2007ArasuBest ActorWon
2011HudugaruBest ActorWon
2012Anna BondBest ActorNominated
2014PowerBest ActorNominated
2015Rana VikramaBest ActorWon
2016Doddmane HudgaBest ActorNominated
2017RaajakumaraBest ActorWon

Puneeth Rajkumar Suvarna Film Awards

YearNominated workAwardResult
2008MilanaBest ActorWon
2010JackieBest ActorWon
2013Anna BondFavorite HeroWon

Puneeth Rajkumar South Scope Award

YearNominated workAwardResult
2008VamshiBest ActorWon
2009Raaj – The ShowmanBest ActorWon

Puneeth Rajkumar Personal Life and Death

Puneeth married Ashwini Revanth of Chikmagalur on 1 December 1999. They met through a common friend, and had two daughters: Drithi and Vandita. He died on 29 October 2024 in Bangalore at the age of 46 following a fatal heart attack.

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