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Who was Puneeth Rajkumar?

Puneeth Rajkumar (17 March 1975 – 29 October 2021), colloquially known as Appu, was an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. He has been a lead actor in 29 films; as a child, he appeared in many films. His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won Karnataka State Award Best Child artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth’s first lead role was in 2002’s Appu.

Puneeth Rajkumar Death, Cause Of Death

Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away due to a fatal cardiac arrest on Friday, the 29th of October. The actor was reportedly working out in his gym when he collapsed suddenly and was rushed to a hospital immediately. Puneeth was later admitted to Vikram Hospital and was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit until the devastating news came forth. He was 46 years old at the time.

The news of his passing, for obvious reasons, has shaken the entire film fraternity with many of Puneeth Rajkumar’s peers and closed ones reaching the hospital premises. Puneeth’s older brother Shiva Rajkumar and family members were seen entering the hospital while actors Yash, Darshan, and many others too reached soon after. Karnataka C.M.
Basavaraj Bommai too was present at the scene.

Puneeth Rajkumar Biography, Wiki

Puneeth (then Lohit) was born in Chennai to the matinee idol Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar. He is their fifth and youngest child. When Puneeth was six years old, his family moved to Mysore. His father brought him and his sister Poornima to his film sets until he was ten years old. His elder brother, Shiva Rajkumar, is a popular actor.

He has been dubbed by media and fans as “Powerstar”. He has appeared as a lead actor in commercially successful films, including Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Raam (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Raajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017). He is one of the most famous celebrities and the highest-paid actors in the Kannada cinema. In 2012, he debuted as a television presenter on the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipati, a Kannada version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

BornLohit Rajkumar
17 March 1975
Madras (now Chennai), 
Tamil Nadu, India
Died29 October 2021 (aged 46)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Other namesAppu
Power Star
OccupationActor, singer, producer,
television presenter
Years active1976–19892002–2021
Spouse(s)Ashwini Revanth ​(m. 1999)​
ParentsRajkumar (father)
Parvathamma Rajkumar (mother)

Puneeth Rajkumar Personal life, Wife

Puneeth married Ashwini Revanth from Chikkamagaluru on 1 December 1999. They met through a common friend, and had two daughters: Drithi and Vanditha.. On 29 October 2021 he suffered a massive heart attack and died at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.

Puneeth Rajkumar’s film carrer

As a child actor, he starred in 12 films. For the film “Bettada Hoovu,” he also won the National Award for Best Child Actor. When he grew up he acted in a film titled as ‘Appu’ and from there he got his nickname in the industry. He is not only an actor but a playback singer, television presenter and also a producer. He primarily worked only for the Kannada industry.

In his 2 decades long career, Puneeth has given many blockbuster movies which made him earn the largest fanbase of the industry. Some of his successful fims include Vasantha Geetha, Bhagyavantha, Chalisuva Modagalu, Eradu Nakshatragalu, Bhakta Prahaladha, andYarivanu.

Puneeth Rajkumar Movie List

1976Premada Kanike
1977Sanaadi Appanna
1978Thayige Thakka Maga
1980Vasantha Geetha
1981Bhoomige Banda Bhagavantha
1982Hosa Belaku
1982Chalisuva Modagalu
1983Bhakta Prahlada
1983Eradu Nakshatragalu
1985Bettada Hoovu
1988Shiva Mecchida Kannappa
2004Veera Kannadiga
2005Namma Basava
2009Raaj – The Showman
2012Anna Bond
2012Yaare Koogadali
2015Rana Vikrama
2016Doddmane Hudga
2017Anjani Putra
2018Humble Politician Nograj
2019Padde Huli
2020Mayabazar 2016

Tributes to Puneeth Rajkumar

Dulquer Salmaan remembers Puneeth Rajkumar as ‘kindest actor’

Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan has remembered late Puneeth Rajkumar as “one of the kindest and warmest actors/gentlemen.” He tweeted, “…Praying to the almighty to give Puneeth sir’s family, friends and his ocean of fans the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss.”

Raj and DK pays tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar

Filmmaking duo Raj and DK took to Twitter to pay a moving tribute to Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar.

Mahesh Babu ‘deeply saddened’ by Puneeth Rajkumar’s tragic demise

South superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the news of Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar’s tragic demise. He tweeted, “Shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news of Puneeth Rajkumar’s demise. One of the most humble people I’ve met and interacted with. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Vivek Oberoi ‘deeply heartbroken’ with Puneeth Rajkumar’s untimely death

Paying a heartfelt tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar, Vivek Oberoi posted, “Shocked and deeply heartbroken to hear this terrible news! We will all miss you, dear Appu. You will live in our hearts forever! My condolences and prayers for the family to deal with this deep pain. #PuneethRajkumar.”

Chiranjeevi offers condolences to Puneeth Rajkumar’s family

Chiranjeevi expressed shock over Puneeth Rajkumar’s untimely demise. The veteran actor tweeted, “Shocking, devastating and heartbreaking! #PuneethRajkumar gone too soon. Rest in Peace! My deepest sympathies and tearful condolences to the family. A huge loss to the Kannada/Indian film fraternity as a whole. Strength to all to cope with this tragic loss!”

Hansika Motwani mourns Puneeth Rajkumar’s demise

Actress Hansika Motwani has mourned the untimely demise of Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday. She tweeted, “I just can’t process this!! Such a passionate, warm, and humble human being!! this is so tragic. Deepest condolence to his family. May his soul rest in peace #PuneethRajkumar.”

Boney Kapoor ‘shocked’ after tragic demise of Puneeth Rajkumar

Film producer Boney Kapoor has mourned the loss of Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar. Taking to Twitter, Kapoor wrote, “Deeply shocked to know of the sudden demise of @PuneethRajkumar. A powerful actor who won the hearts of people with his incredible body of work. Condolences to the family #RIP #Gonetoosoon #PuneethRajkumar.”

Actor R Madhavan pays tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar

Actor R Madhavan has paid a heartfelt tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar on Twitter. Remembering him as the “kindest” and “nicest” soul, Madhavan tweeted, “I don’ know what I am feeling. I am feeling so devastated. Brother you have left us very confused and heartbroken. The heavens are brighter today. I am still hoping this is not true.”

Puneeth Rajkumar Other works

Playback singing

Puneeth, just like his father, is one of very few actors that have excelled in professional singing too. He sang alone in Appu, and sang a duet on “Jothe Jotheyali” from Vamshi. He sang a fast number in Jackie and sang in his brother Shiva’s films Lava Kusha and Mylari. Puneeth Rajkumar have sung a song “Kanna Sanne Indhalene” for Akira movie which was composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath. He has revealed that his compensation for singing for other than his home-productions goes to charity.


In 2012, Puneeth hosted the first season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, modelled on the Hindi show Kaun Banega Crorepati, which in turn, was modelled on the British show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Its first season was successful  and a second season followed. The success of second season was cited as a prime reason for Suvarna channel replacing Udaya TV from the top slot for the first time in 19 years. He again hosted the fourth season replacing Ramesh Aravind. He also went to be the host of Colors Kannada’s reality show, Family Power. Currently he is producing a serial Netravathi in Udaya TV.


Puneeth has been a brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation’s Nandini Milk products, LED Bulb Project, 7 Up (PepsiCo), F-Square, Dixcy Scott, Malabar Gold, Gold Winner, Ziox Mobile, Pothy silks, Flipkart and Manappuram, and was a brand ambassador of the Indian Premier League cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Puneeth also owns a team in Premier Futsal, Bengaluru 5.

PRK Audio

Puneeth is the founder and owner of the music label PRK Audio with over 1 million subscribers across YouTube.

Puneeth Rajkumar FAQ’s

Who was Puneeth Rajkumar?

Puneeth Rajkumar (17 March 1975 – 29 October 2021), colloquially known as Appu, was an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. He has been a lead actor in 29 films; as a child, he appeared in many films.

What is Puneeth Rajkumar’s Wife’s Name?

Punneth Rajkumar’s wife’s name is Ashwini Revanth and they both got married in 1999.

Who are Puneeth Rajkumar’s Parents?

Puneeth Rajkumar’s father name is Rajkumar and mother name is Parvathamma Rajkumar.

What was Puneeth Rajkumar’s age when he died?

Puneeth Rajkumar was 46 years old when he passed away. On 29 October 2021, he suffered a massive heart attack and died at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.

What is Puneeth Rajkumar’s Net worth?

Puneetrh Rajkumar’s net worth will be updated soon.

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