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Shiva Rajkumar

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Nagaraju Shiva Putta Swamy born 12 July 1962, known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar In his career spanning over three decades, Shiva has worked in over 125 films

After graduating with Bachelor of Science Chemistry, Shiva made his debut screen appearance in films with Singeetham Srinivas Rao's Anand 1986, which fetched him the Cinema Express Award for Best Actor His first three films, namely Anand, Ratha Sapthami 1986 and Mana Mechchida Hudugi 1987 were all highly successful, earning him the title Hat-trick Hero coined by the media and his fan followers

Shiva has worked in the film industry for over 30 years, featuring in films such as Anand, Ratha Sapthami 1986, Om 1995, Janumada Jodi, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, AK 47, Jogi, Bhajarangi, Killing Veerappan and Shivalinga which became milestones in the Kannada film industry and made records at the box office His film Killing Veerappan grossed ₹100 crore at the box office; it was a all-time record He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University in 2014 In the year 2010, he made his television debut with the talk show Naaniruvude Nimagagi, aired on Zee Kannada


  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Acting career
  • 3 Statement against dubbing
  • 4 Awards and honours
    • 41 Honorary awards
    • 42 Karnataka State Awards
    • 43 South Indian International Movie Awards
    • 44 International honours
    • 45 Other
  • 5 Filmography
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Personal life

Shiva Rajkumar was born in Madras now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to actor Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma as the first of five children His two brothers are Raghavendra Rajkumar, a film producer and former Kannada actor and Puneeth Rajkumar, an actor in Kannada cinema Shiva did his schooling in T Nagar, Chennai and then studied at the New College, Chennai

On the insistence of film director K Balachander, Shiva joined an acting school in Chennai after completing his graduation from Madras University in 1983 After getting trained in Kuchipudi dance from Vempetti Chinni Sathyam in Chennai during his college days, he made an entry into the Kannada film industry with Anand

Shiva married Geeta, the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, S Bangarappa The couple have two daughters:Niveditha and Nirupama

He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Acting career

Shiva started his acting career with the film Anand in 1986 In his career spanning over 30 years, he acted in a variety of roles The most notable movies of his career are Janumada Jodi, Jogi, Anand, Ratha Sapthami, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, Om and Chigurida Kanasu He acted in Sugreeva, which was shot in 18 hours His Om, directed by Upendra, set a trend of gangster movies in Kannada and other film industries in India It continues to be shown even to this day

His film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu was shot at the 7 wonders of the world His 10th movie, Jogayya, is the sequel to his blockbuster Jogi

Bhajarangi 2013 was a box-office success, and went on to run for more than 100 days The film was released in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu It was released in 212 theatres in the state of Karnataka alone He played a coach in the sports drama Aryan, his first release of 2014

Statement against dubbing

Shiva opposed the proposal of voice dubbed movies releasing in the Kannada film industry He openly criticized the need for voice dubbed movies in the Indian film industry

Awards and honours

Shiva has won four Filmfare and four state awards in the best actor category He has also won numerous Cine-Express, Sirigannada and ETV awards He has also lent his name for creating awareness for social causes and charity On his birthday, "Shivarajkumar Suvarana Mahotsava Abhinandana Samithi" was formed for charity

Honorary awards

  • SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility 2012

Karnataka State Awards

  • Om 1995–96
  • Hrudaya Hrudaya 1999-00
  • Chigurida Kanasu 2003–04
  • Jogi 2005–06
Filmfare Awards South
YearAward typeFilmNotes
1995Best ActorOmWon
1996Best ActorNammoora Mandara HooveWon
1999Best ActorA K 47 filmWon
2010Best ActorThamassuWon
2013Best ActorBhajarangiNominated
2015Best ActorVajrakayaNominated
2016Best ActorSantheyalli Nintha KabiraNominated

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility 2012
  • SIIMA Best Actor- Kanadda for shiva 2014
  • SIIMA Best Actor- Kanadda for Bajarangi 2013
  • SIIMA Best Actor- Kanadda for Shivalinga, 2017

International honours

  • Kohinoor of South India – Presented by the British South India Council of Commerce & Visionnaire Entertainment – London 2016


  • Ujjwala Express Award:Aanand 1986, Bhoomitaayiya Chochala Maga 1998
  • Chitra Rasikara Sangha Prashasti:Midida Shruthi 1992, Janumada Jodi 1996, AK47 1999
  • Hero-Honda Express Award:OM 1995, Janumada Jodi 1996, AK47 1999
  • AaryabhaTa Prashasti:Janumada Jodi 1996
  • Screen Award:Nammoora Mandara Hoove 1996
  • SICA Special Jury Award:Thavarige Baa Thangi 2002, Chigurida Kanasu
  • Hello Gandhinagara Award:Chigurida Kanasu 2004


Main article:Shiva Rajkumar filmography


  1. ^ "Shivarajkumar celebrates his birthday family and stars" The Times of India 12 July 2014 Archived from the original on 12 July 2014 Retrieved 1 March 2017 
  2. ^ a b 25 years of Shivaraj Kumar! Cinecurrycom 3 February 2011 Retrieved on 29 March 2013
  3. ^ "Shivaraj Kumar aiming for a third award" The Hindu 7 June 2005 
  4. ^ a b c d Shiva Rajkumar – The Versatile Actor
  5. ^ "VSKU to honour Hazare, UR Rao with doctorates" 
  6. ^ "Anna Hazare, U R Rao to be conferred honorary doctorate" 
  7. ^ "Shivrajkumar to make TV debut" Rediffcom 13 August 2010 
  8. ^ Galatta Tamil "Shiva Rajkumar at Kalyan Jewellers Inauguration in Chennai | Galatta Tamil" Youtube Retrieved 20 April 2015 
  9. ^ Shivarajkumar Archived 23 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine, CineCurry
  10. ^Shivarajkumar receives an honorary doctorate – The Times of India
  11. ^ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಒತ್ತಾಯದ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಓಂ!, One India, 1 September 2010
  12. ^ "Shivrajkumar in seven wonders" Sifycom Retrieved 5 August 2014 
  13. ^ Shivanna reduces weight for Mylari, One India, 6 April 2010
  14. ^ Shivarajkumar comes out against dubbing thehinducom 25 January 2014 Retrieved on 30 July 2014
  15. ^ Dubbing issue has Sudeep and Shivarajkumar in a war of words timesofindiacom 29 January 2014 Retrieved on 30 July 2014
  16. ^ Kannada Film Industry in Crisis over Dubbing Issue ibtimescoin 27 January 2014 Retrieved on 30 July 2014
  17. ^ Charity for Shiva Rajkumar

External links

  • Shiva Rajkumar on IMDb

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