|Native name ಶಿವ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್|
Years active 1986–present
Full Name Putta Swamy
Spouse(s) Geetha (m. 1986)
|Name Shiva Rajkumar|
Role Film actor
|Born 12 July 1961 (age 62) (1961-07-12) Madras, Madras State, India|
Alma mater University of MadrasM.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute
Siblings Puneeth Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Poornima
Upcoming movies Punyavantha, Operation Golden Gang, AK 97
Movies Vajrakaya, Bhajarangi, Om, Jogi, Anand
Other names Shivanna, Shivu, Puttu
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Shiva Rajkumar's Daughters Wedding Video
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 100 films.
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- Shiva Rajkumars Daughters Wedding Video
- Personal life
- Acting career
- Statement against dubbing
- Awards and honours
- Honorary awards
- Karnataka State Awards
- South Indian International Movie Awards
- International honours
After graduating in 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 Hattrick 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, A.K. 47, Jogi, Bhajarangi, Killing Veerappan and Shivalinga which created milestones in Kannada film industry and records at the box office. He was conferred honorary doctorate by Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University in 2014. In the year 2010, he made his television debut with a talk show Naaniruvude Nimagagi aired in Zee Kannada.
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 a former 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.
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 100th 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
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, ETV awards. He has also lent his name for creating awareness for social causes and charity. In his birthday, 'Shivarajkumar Suvarana Mahotsava Abhinandana Samithi' was formed for charity.