Puneeth Rajkumar (Kannada: ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್; born 17 March 1975), is an Indian film actor, playback singer and television presenter who mostly works in Kannada cinema. He has appeared 23 films as a lead actor, prior to which he had a career as a child artiste appearing in films to which his father Rajkumar appeared in lead roles. As a child artist, his performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983) and Bettada Hoovu (1985) received appreciation. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. His first film in a lead role came in the 2002 in Appu. He went on to appear in other commercial successful films over the years, such as Abhi (2003), Aakash (2005), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011) and Anna Bond (2012), establishing him as one of the successful actors in Kannada cinema.He is the only indian film actor whose first 17 film ran for 100 days, rare achievement in indian film industry.

He is the youngest son of Rajkumar, Kannada cinema’s most celebrated actor, and the brother of actors Shivarajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar. In 2012, he debuted as a television presenter with the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipati, a Kannada version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. In 2016, he was chosen as one of the brand ambassadors for the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League.

Native name Puneeth Rajkumar

Born Lohith
17 March 1975 (age 41)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Bengaluru, Karnataka,

Nationality Indian

Other names Power star, baadshah,appu,Kannada super star

Occupation Actor, playback singer, television presenter
Years active 1976–1989

Spouse(s) Ashwini Revanath (m. 1999)

Children 2

Parent(s) Rajkumar (father)
Parvathamma Rajkumar (mother)

Family Shivarajkumar (brother)
Raghavendra Rajkumar (brother)
Vinay Rajkumar (nephew)


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