Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Icon of Kannada Cinema..Dr. Rajkumar!



- Manoj Kulkarni

Today is Birth Anniversary of one of the most popular Actors of South-Indian Cinema..Dr. Rajkumar!

Rajkumar & famous Lakshmi in 'Olavu Geluvu' (1977).

Icon of Kannada Cinema..Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju known by name Rajkumar which he got on stage..'Gubbi Drama Company' where he started acting at the age of 8..And in 1954 he appeared on screen with film 'Bedaru Kannappa!

Then Rajkumar acted mostly in mythological & historical films like..'Bhakta Kanakadasa' (1960), 'Raja Harishchandra' (1965), 'Immadi Pulikeshi' (1967) & 'Mayura' (1975). He also acted in social & family films like 'Kasturi Nivasa' (1971) & 'Olavu Geluvu' (1977) with famous actress Lakshmi! 
Rajkumar playing instrument with singing!

He also sung for his own films and some of his popular songs are "Yaare Koogadali..", "Hey Dinkara.." & "Naadmaya.." for which he got 'Best Playback Singer National Award'!

Rajkumar played variety of roles in 220 films. His last film was 'Jogi' (2005). He got 11 'Karnataka State Film Awards', 10 South Filmfare awards and one national award! He was awarded honorary doctorate from 'Mysoor University'! In 1983 he received 'Padma Bhushan' and in 1995 honoured the highest 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award'!

Humble Tribute!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune]

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