Rajkumar (Mutturaju Singanalluru Puttaswamayya)

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Gajanur, Karnataka, India
Dr. Rajkumar was born in 1929 in Gajanur and brought up in a poor family. He only studied up to 3rd standard before he dropped out of school. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, a traveling actor who performed in various villages. He joined the Gubbi Veeranna drama company to play drama. There he met people like Narasimhraju, Balakrishna and G.V. Iyer, who co-starred with him in his first film, Bedara Kannappa (1954).

His three sons--Shivarajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Puneet Rajkumar--are all Kannada film actors. Read more...