Puneeth Rajkumar WIKI, Biography, Death, Life, Family, Net Worth News 2021

Puneeth Rajkumar WIKI, Biography, Death, Life, Family, Net Worth News 2021

Puneeth Rajkumar passed away today 29th October 2021 and he was only 46 years old when he passed away. He was the youngest son of famous Kannad legend Dr. Rajkumar and Smt. Parvatamma. He was a big star in the south industry with dozens of films under his name and he started his acting career when he was just a little kid. For his best acting in the film “Bettada Hoovu”, he won the National Award and he soon became a hero in the Kannada film industry when he got the movie Appu at a young age.

He was a married man and he tied the knot with Ashwini Revanath and both of them are blessed with two kids. The youngest child’s name is Vanditha and the oldest one name is Drithi.

When Puneeth was a kid, he performed in many films at that age like in Bettada huvu, Vasantha Geetha, Chalisuva Modagalu, Yeradu Nakshatragalu, Bhagyavanta and his acting skills were appreciated by all. Puneeth Rajkumar rose to the limelight when he won the “National award ” as a child actor for his performance in Bettada Huvu.

Puneeth was a great actor and used to take crores for films and producers agreed to his demand because they believed that his movie will be a hit and everyone will earn good profits. He is also considered the highest-paid actor in Kannada films. Puneeth is known for throwing over 10 hit movies in a fly with over 100 days of running successfully all over the country.

He was famous for giving opportunities to others and was very kind-hearted. He also helped Susheel Sukhraj with a small performance in the movie, Hrudaya Hrudaya as his brother who was Shivrajkumar’s close friend. Susheel Sukhraj is Shahrukh Khan’s biggest fan and a waiter. He did a few funny characters in movies and became popular for his performance in a small TV serial ‘Nanna Ninna Naduve’ featured on Doordarshan in 1997.

Puneeth’s most popular movie, Milana, was a blockbuster super hit and it stuck on cinema halls in Bengaluru for over a record year. Puneeth also acted in the film “Vamshi “, which was also a big hit in the south industry.

Puneeth Rajkumar Death Cause

The 46-year-old Kannada star, fondly known as Appu and Powerstar among his fans, passed away following a cardiac arrest on Friday. He was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after experiencing chest pains.

N Chandrababu Naidu confirmed the news of Puneeth Rajkumar by his tweet “Shocked to learn of Puneeth Rajkumar’s passing. His untimely demise is a huge loss for the Kannada film industry. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans.”

On this news, Mohanlal also commented “The loss of Puneeth Rajkumar has come as a terrible shock. I still find the news hard to believe. It feels as though I have lost a younger brother. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family with whom I share a close bond. I wish them strength & comfort to cope with this loss.”

On this shocking news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted “A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.

Puneeth Rajkumar Biography:

Real NameLohith
NicknameAppu, Powerstar
ProfessionActor, Singer
Famous RoleJanakirama aka Jackie in the multilingual film Jackie (2010)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 77 kg
in Pounds- 170 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)Chest: 43 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 March 1975
Age (as in 2017)42 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownBangalore, Karnataka, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Education QualificationsNot Known
DebutFilm: Premada Kanike (1976)
TV: Kannadada Kotyadhipati (2012)
Production: Navibbaru Namagibbaru (1993)
Singing: Baana Dariyalli Soorya (1981)
FamilyFather– Late Rajkumar (Actor)
Mother– Parvathamma Rajkumar (Film producer and distributor)
Brothers– Shiva Rajkumar (Actor & Singer), Raghavendra Rajkumar (Film Producer & Actor)
Sisters– Lakshmi, Poornima
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1 December 1999
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeAshwini Revanth
ChildrenDaughters– Drithi, Vanditha
Son– N/A

Few Facts About Puneeth Rajkumar

Q. Do you know if Puneeth Rajkumar used to smoke?

Ans. Unknown

Q, Do You know if Puneeth Rajkumar used to drink alcohol?

Ans. Not Known

Q. When did he start his acting career?

Q. He began his acting first time in 1976 when he played the role of an infant in the Kannada movie ”Premada Kanike.”

Q. Did he ever win National Fim Award?

Ans. In 1985, he won his first National Film Award for his performance as a child actor in the film ”Bettada Hoovu.”

Q. Has he produced any films?

Q. He produced 2 Kannada movies named ”Navibbaru Namagibbaru” (1993) and ”Soothradhara” (1996).

He was also known as a singer and has released a number of popular Kannada songs like Baana Dariyalli Soorya of film ”Bhagyavantha” (1981), Kaanadante Maayavadano of film ”Chalisuva Modagalu” (1982), Govinda Govinda & Ela Elavo of film ”Bhakta Prahlada” (1983), etc.

  • In 2010, he acted in the multilingual film ”Jackie” as Janakirama aka Jackie. The film was dubbed further in 3 different languages- Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu.
  • He also anchored the popular reality program ”Kannadada Kotyadhipati” Season1 (2012) & Season 2 (2013), this program was telecasted on Suvarna channel.
  • He was once named as brand ambassador of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • He is also became brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation’s Nandini Milk products, LED Bulb Project, 7 Up (PepsiCo), F-Square, Dixcy Scott, Malabar Gold, and Manappuram.
  • He is the owner of the Bengaluru Premier Futsal team.

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