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Bday Special: Interesting Facts About Puneeth Rajkumar


Actor-playback singer, TV presenter Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar celebrates his 40th birthday today. On this special day we bring you few interesting information about Puneeth aka Appu, the top star of Kannada film industry.

Born as Lohith, Appu has acted in nearly 16 films as Master Lohith. Later, he made his Sandalwood entry as a lead role through Appu in 2002. Interestingly , Puneeth was born in Madras, when his father, Nata Sarvabhouma Dr. Rajkumar was shooting a wrestling scene for the movie Mayura with actor Prabhakar

One more interesting information about Puneeth is that, he made his debut as a child artist in 1975 in Premada Kanike. And in the same year, Superstar Rajinikanth made his debut Apoorva Raagangal. Thus, both the actors are Superstars!..

Appu's favourite song at his childhood days was Mithoon Chakravarthy's, ‘I am a disco dancer'. Now, his songs are the most favourite charbusters of all younger generation.

It was actor Honnavalli Krishna and Appu's cousin sister Poornima who taught acting when he was a child artist. But, now Puneeth is the role model for many aspiring actors.

As, he always accompanied his father, Dr. Rajkumar at his shooting sets, Appu couldn't attend the formal school. He left his school at a very little age and took private tuitions in Bangalore. The Powerstar has completed Diploma in Computer Science.

Puneeth tied the knot with Ashwini in 1999. He met Ashwini through a common friend, as the days passed their friendship blossomed into love and both had a love cum arrange marriage. The couple have two cute and beautiful daughters Driti and Vandhita.

Puneeth is presently working in Soori's Dodmane Huduga. All the best for your future projects, Puneeth. Once again a very happy birthday..!

Continue to read the slideshow to know more about Puneeth Rajkumar 

Puneeth Rajkumar's Childhood Picture

Puneeth was born in CSI Multi-Speciality Hospital, Madras. For the first time, veteran director Bhagavan took him to his hands and kissed the new born. Puneeth's favourite food at his childhood days was milk. The sources say that, Powerstar would accept anything to do for a glass of milk. 

Little Puneeth Aka Appu With Father Dr. Rajkumar

Among all three Rajkumar brothers, Puneeth aka Appu was the most pampered kid of Dr. Rajkumar. It is said that, after Appu's birth many auspicious moments took place at their family. Long live Puneeth.. 

Puneeth With Parents Dr. Rajkumar And Parvathamma Rajkumar

Puneeth made his debut as a child artist when he was 6 months old baby. It was Dr. Rajkumar's Premada Kanike and many child artist who came for shooting didn't act well. Then, it was Appu who acted in the movie. thus, Powerstar's journey started. 

Appu In The Hands Of Dr. Rajkumar

Puneeth couldn't do his schooling formally. He attended school for hardly two years. Then, as he always accompanied his father, Rajkumar on shooting sets, he completed Diploma in Computer Science through private tuitions. 

Dr. Rajkumar, Amitabh Bachchan And Puneeth Rajkumar

A pride moment of Appu. At his very small age, he proved he was a star kid. The top star of Kannada film industry was been garnered by National Award for his impressive acting as a child artist in the movie Bettada Hoovu.

Appu And Dr. Rajkumar

The picture depicts the love and affections among each other. Their was a sequence in Bhakta Prahlada movie and Puneeth was scared to act with his father who played a violent role. Then, Rajkumar spoke to the little and boosted him with great confidence. 

A Happy Dr.Rajkumar Family

A 'Dodmane' family of Kannada film industry. Rajkumar family is prestigiously called as Dodmane in Sandawood. Now, Puneeth belonging to the same family, his upcoming movie with Duniya Soori has been titled as 'Dodmane Huduga'

Appu And Dr. Rajkumar

Dr. Rajkumar was not only Puneeth's father, but also his teacher,  friend and care-taker. There is not a single day in Appu's life where he lived apart from his father in his childhood days. 

Puneeth With Wife Ashwini

In the year 1999, Puneeth tied the knot with Ashwini. The couple met through a common friend and their long lived friendship was later blossomed into love. The sweet couple have two daughters Driti and Vandhita.

Puneeth With Wife Ashwini And Daughters Driti & Vandhita

Powerstar with wife Ashwini and his daughters. When ever free, Appu spends most of his time with his family. Prestigious called Powerstar of Kannada film industry, Puneeth is a very down to earth person in personal life.

Powerstar With Wife Ashwini And Daughters

Powerstar has recently completed dubbing for Pawan Wadeyar's Rana Vikrama. The movie is slated to release in April. Presently, he is shooting for Duniya Soori's Dodmane Huduga which went on the floors from March first week. 

Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar

Born as Lohith, now Puneeth is the top actor of Sandalwood. He is busy for next two years till, 2017. Puneeth will be acting in back to back movies once after he completes shooting of Dodmane Huduga. 

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