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Revisiting Dr Rajkumar's classic movies

Eighty four years ago, on this very day a star was born to Singanalluru Puttaswamayya and Lakshmamma in Gajanur. Acting was in his genes as his father was a theatre personality. Being dropped out from school at the age of eight, he choose the same path, which his father had opted for living. After working in a couple of dramas and doing short roles in films, he got a chance to play the lead role in a Kannada movie, which became a miracle that changed his life once for all and the life never remained the same for him!

Yes, it is none other than late Dr Rajkumar, the iconic superstar of Kannada film industry whose 84th birthday is today. The actor, who was christened Mutturaju before HLN Simha named him Rajkumar, acted in over 200 films. He started playing lead role in Bedara Kannappa and the reached 100-film mark in Bhagyada Bagilu. He achieved the 200-feat mark in Devatha Manushya. In his five-decade career, he did all kind of roles. Be it mythological role or James Bond character, he gave life to characters of all kind, thereby becoming a matchless actor of his times in Kannada films.

Today, the whole of Karnataka is celebrating his 84th birthday. On this special occasion, we would like to remember some of his classics.

Note: We have chosen only 10 movies.

Bedara Kannappa (1954)

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