>Bollywood Movies Actor, singer Rajkumar Born

3 Jun

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Dr. Raj was born on the 24th of April 1929 in Singanallur Mysore District to Lakshmamma and Singanallur Puttaswamiah, the greatest protagonist of theatre whose personality and stage presence was so impactful that it sent shivers down the spines of the audience when he essayed roles like Kamsa, Ravana, Hiranya Kashipu. etc.

Dr. Rajkumar was born in Singanallur but was brought up in Dodda Gajanur (Before 1947 it was in Princely State of Mysore now in Erode district of Tamil Nadu) a place that he used to visit three to four times in a year.

He was sometimes referred to as Dr. Raj, Rajanna, Natasarvabhouma (emperor of acting), Gaana Gandharva (singer in the court of Gods), and was hugely popular in Karnataka, where he was also known as “Annavru”, meaning “beloved elder brother”. Of his fans, he once said, “I don’t know whether I will ever see God. But for me all my fans are my Gods. Rajkumar entered the film industry at the age of eight and got his first break as a hero in the film Bedara Kannappa in 1954. Thereafter, he went on to work in over 220 films and became a household name in the Kannada-speaking world.

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