Shiva Rajkumar

Shiva Rajkumar

 Shiva Rajkumar (born on 12 july  1962) is an Indian Actor, film producer, television presenter, who predominantly works in Kannada cinema. In a career spanning over three decades, he has worked in over 125 films in Kannada. Shiva Rajkumar was born in Madras (now Chennai), Shiva Rajkumar (born Nagaraju Shiva Puttaswamy; 12 July 1962)is an Indian actor, film producer and Tamil Nadu, to actor Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma as the first of five children. His mother tongue is Kannada. His two brothers are Raghavendra, a film producer and actor Puneeth. He did his schooling in T. Nagar, Chennai and then studied at the New College, Chennai.Shiva Rajkumar joined an acting school in Chennai after completing his graduation from Madras University in 1983. After training in Kuchipudi dance form under Vempetti Chinni Sathyam in Chennai during his college days, he made his entry into the Kannada film industry with Anand. He is also fondly known as Shivanna by his fans. He made his onscreen debut with Sri Srinivasa Kalyana (1974) as a child artiste. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Shiva Rajkumar began his film career at the age of 24 by starring in the leading role in his mother’s production Anand (1986), which was a critical and commercial success. His performance in Anand which fetched him the Cinema Express Award for Best Actor. He then followed it up with Ratha Sapthami (1986) and Manamecchida Hudugi (1987), both of which were commercially successful, earning him the nickname of Hat-trick Hero, coined by the media and his fans.He then appeared in several successful films in the late 1980s with the romantic-thriller film Samyuktha (1988), the comedy-thriller Inspector Vikram (1988), the action-drama film Ranaranga (1988) and the comedy Aasegobba Meesegobba (1988). Shiva Rajkumar’s first release of 2023 came through a cameo as gangster Siddhantha in R. Chandru’s Kabzaa. The year marked his debut in Tamil cinema, with his next release coming in the Rajinikanth-starrer, Nelson Dilipkumar’s action-comedy titled Jailer (2023).In another cameo, he played Narasimha, which was well received by audiences. The critic from The Hindu called it “excellent”.Shiva Rajkumar’s role in another Tamil film, Captain Miller, was confirmed in December 2022, and in an eponymous role in Bhairathi Ranagal, a prequel to Mufti, in May 2023. His heist film Ghost was released in October of 2023.This was Rajkumar’s first collaboration with Sreenivas.

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Top Achievements:

  • Recipient of Kohinoor of South India honor by the British South India Council of Commerce and Visionnaire Entertainment – London in 2016
  • Recipient of NTR National Award for 2011
  • Honorary doctorate from Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University of Bellary (2014).
  • SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility (2012)
  • The residents of Manyata Residency in Bangalore named the circle leading to his house as Dr. Shiva Rajkumar Circle on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  • Cinema Express Award for his debut movie, Anand.
  • Karnataka State Awards for best Actor 1995–96,1999–2000,2003–04,2005–06
  •   Filmfare Awards South for best actor-1995,1996,1999,2010