Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 24-April-1929
Place of Birth Gajanur, Tamil Nadu
(India, Tamil Nadu)
Nationality India
Also know as Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, Mutturaju Singanalluru Puttaswamayya, Dr. Rajkumar, Annavru, Raj Kumar, Gaana Gandharva, Natasarvabhouma, Rajanna, Mutturaju, Annavaru, Gaana Gandarva, Dr. Raj Kumar, Bangarada Manushya, राज कुमार, बंगरद मनुष्य, सिङ्गनल्लुरु पुत्तुस्वामय मुथुराजू, मुथुराजू सिङ्गनल्लुरु पुत्तुस्वामय, डॉक्टर राजकुमार, अन्नावरू, नतसर्वभौमा, राजन, गान गन्धर्व, मुथुराजू, गान गन्दर्व, डॉक्टर राज कुमार
Profession Actor, Singer
Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, known mononymously by his screen name Rajkumar was an actor and singer in the Kannada film industry. Raj is considered a cultural icon of Kannada, where he is also known as Rajanna, Natasarvabhouma, Gaana Gandharva, and as Annavru. A method actor, Rajkumar entered the film industry at the age of eight and got his first break as a lead in the 1954 film Bedara Kannappa and went on to work in over 220 films. At the age of 71, he was kidnapped in Gajanur by forest brigand Veerappan during a 108-day ordeal when he was released. He died of cardiac arrest at his residence in Bangalore on 12 April 2006. In his film career, Rajkumar received eleven Karnataka State Film Awards, ten South Filmfare Awards, two National Film Awards and a National Film Award for Best Playback Singer. He received in 2002 the NTR National Award. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore, and is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan. and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Awards by Rajkumar

Check all the awards nominated and won by Rajkumar.


Dadasaheb Phalke Award
(Awarded as an Actor and Singer)



Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada
Honored for : Keralida Simha


Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada
Honored for : Shankar Guru



Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada
Honored for : Gandhada Gudi