[132], In 2012, an entertainment programme called Dr.Raj Vaibhava based on his movies and songs was conducted in Kuwait in his honour. [97] The 1964 movie Naandi was acclaimed for capturing the real-time plights of those with hearing impairments. [89], Girish Kasaravalli had called him a great actor by any standards. It was an insignificant role in which his scene was over even before he recognized himself. Raaj Kumar was born in Loralai, Baluchistan, British India in a Kashmiri Pandit family. [145] His Yoga performances can be seen in the first clips of his film Kaamana Billu. Rajkumar's duets mostly recorded with S. Janaki and Vani Jairam. There was major shutdown in the city of Bengaluru. The songs Yaare Koogadali, Huttidare Kannada, Hey Dinakara, Hrudaya Samudra, Manikyaveena and Naadamaya became widely popular. [110], His last movie Shabdavedhi (2000) was about drug abuse and its ill effects on the youth. [76], On 19 April, the government of Karnataka announced that a memorial would be made in Rajkumar's honor at Kanteerava Studios in association with the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce at the cost ₹ 100 million. The last two years were bad with the nodes recurring in the lungs and ribs. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore,[18] and is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan (1983)[19] and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1995) for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The state was carved out in 1956, bringing together different regions like Hyderabad Karnataka, which were areas ruled by the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad; Mumbai Karnataka, which has a strong Marathi influence; Old Mysore region ruled by the Mysore royal family and the hilly regions and coastal belt. [137], The Hindu had reported that Rajkumar could have swept any poll effortlessly but had decided that the affection and love of the people should not be used to attain power. While he has played Lord Ram in Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha , Lord Vishnu in Sri Srinivasa Kalyana , Lord Krishna in Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama , Lord Shiva in Gange Gowri , Narada in Mooroovare Vajragalu , he has also played the role of Ravana in Bhookailasa , Hiranyakashipu in Bhakta Prahlada , Shishupala in Dashavathara , Bhasmasura in Mohini Bhasmasura and Mahishasura in Mahishasura Mardini. [78] After a delay over allocation of funds and land, it was finally opened in November 2014, after a sum of ₹ 70 million was used in developing it over an area of 2.5 acres (1.0 ha). Maria and the New Jersey native Raj have been gratified with two delightful children, a son, and a daughter. His other prominent mythological characters include Kannappa in Bedara Kannappa , Chandrahasa in Chandrahasa , Harishchandra in Satya Harishchandra , Satyavan in Sathi Savithri , Valmiki in Valmiki and Chyavana Maharshi in Sathi Sukanya. His other notable films included Hamraaz (1967), Heer Raanjha (1971), Maryada (1971), Lal Patthar (1971) and Pakeezah (1972). This ceremony was attended by the entire Kannada film industry marking respect and tribute to the legend, and could be called an official celebration of Golden Jubilee of Rajkumar's works and services to the Kannada film industry. Although the 1952 Hindi film Rangeeli is considered to be his debut film, he made his screen debut with the 1950 Hindi film Neeli. He also has the distinction of having worked with more than 75 directors. In 1991, he reunited with fellow veteran actor Dilip Kumar after 32 years in Subhash Ghai's Saudagar. [55], Rajkumar trained in classical music when he was with Gubbi Veeranna's theatre troupe. He also appeared as Bijjala II in Jagajyothi Basveshwara and as Raja Mallasarja in Kittur Chennamma. [14][64][71], On 12 April 2006, Rajkumar returned to his Sadashivanagar residence after his regular 20-minute walk and had a general medical check-up by 11:30 a.m. (IST). [93] The 1957 movie Rayara Sose speaks against the evil practice of dowry. Efforts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at 2:05 pm (IST). Udaya Shankar has written dialogues and songs for 85 of his movies. [120] His films have inspired many non-Kannadigas to learn the language. This was an important aspect since his career played out when the state's identity was still evolving. In July 2005, the government of Karnataka captioned by N. Dharam Singh, the Chief Minister of Karnataka conducted a felicitation ceremony for honoring Rajkumar for his (50 years of) service to Karnataka at Bangalore Palace named Sarthaka Suvarna (Significant Gold). After marriage, Jennifer changed her name to Gayatri. The state was carved out in 1956, bringing together different regions like Hyderabad Karnataka, which were areas ruled by the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad; Mumbai Karnataka, which has a strong Marathi influence; Old Mysore region ruled by the Mysore royal family and the hilly regions and coastal belt. [74] Around two million people followed his remains. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema[3] and a versatile actor,[4][5] he is considered a cultural icon and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora,[6][7] among whom he is popularly adulated as Nata Saarvabhouma (emperor of actors), Bangarada Manushya (man of gold), Vara Nata (gifted actor), Gaana Gandharva (God of singing), Rasikara Raja (king of romance) and Rajanna / Annavru (elder brother, Raj). [20] A mega icon and a socio-cultural symbol of Kannada,[21] he has been credited with redefining Kannada cinema[22] and also putting the Kannada cinema on the national map. [144] His punctuality is another noted aspect. [111] He was also praised for confining himself to the Kannada cinema through a conscious decision. It included "an open-air auditorium, mini-water body, landscaping and a bust" of Rajkumar. Nagaraju Shiva Puttaswamy (born 12 July), known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar, is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He said. His debut movie Bedara Kannappa (1954) spoke about social discrimination. He is the only lead actor to win National Award for singing. The 1992 movie Jeevana Chaitra instigated many villages to ban arrack shops. [161] He was reported to be the first actor whose first movie won the National Award for Best Picture ( Certificate of Merit). He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore,[18] and is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan (1983)[19] and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1995) for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Rajkumar Rao - Biography, Wiki, Personal Details, Age, Height [108][109] The 1993 movie Aakasmika was about woman trafficking and prostitution racquet. [112] His movies were praised for showing consistent interest in building a Kannada society and not a Kannada nation as such. [93] The 1957 movie Rayara Sose speaks against the evil practice of dowry. [9] At birth, he was named Muthuraju, after the Muthaththi Raya (a name for the Hindu deity Hanuman), which is a temple deity located in Muthathi, a settlement on the banks of river Kaveri in present-day Karnataka. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, a doctorate from Mysore University and the Karnataka Ratna, the highest civilian honour of the State of Karnataka, recognising him as a Jewel of Karnataka State. 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