Rajkumar's popularity in Karnataka could have made him win any
election. But the legend always refused to get involved in
politics, saying that politics was not his profession, he was just
an artiste. Perhaps this is why almost all his family members have
stayed away from active politics so far.
However, Shivaraj Kumar's wife Geetha
Shivarajkumar contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the
Shivamogga constituency on a JD(S) ticket. She was defeated by a
huge margin by former CM B.S. Yediyurappa of BJP. Geetha
Shivarajkumar came a distant third at the end of the day. This
perhaps has hurt the century star very much.
Talking to media, the star said that he does not want to be
associated with politics anymore and neither will any of his family
member. His wife Geetha is from a political background. He father S
Bangarappa was the former CM of Karnataka. Therefore, Shivaraj
Kumar conceded to his wife's wish to contest in elections.
Shivaraj Kumar said that his family's entry into politics was
destiny, but he added that the experience of indulging in politics
was bad. The actor claims he now truly understands why his father
had resisted the urge to plunge into politics, in spite of pressure
from all quarters.