We have only seen very few child artists who have grown up to become superstars. If it is Kamal Hassan in Kollywood and Aamir Khan in Bollywood, then Sandalwood is also not behind. We have Puneeth aka Appu to our credit.
Puneeth Rajkumar is the youngest son of veteran actor Dr. Rajkumar. Before he debuted as a hero, Puneeth was a child artist in movies in which his father, Dr Rajkumar played the lead role.
The top star of Sandalwood has performed as a child artist in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Hosa Belaku(1982), Bhakta Prahlada(1983) and many more. Appu also garnered National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu(1985).
Puneeth started his career as a hero through Appu in Kannada film industry. From his first movie Appu to his recent release Mythri, all his movies have been box office blockbusters.
Now, Puneeth is not only known as Rajkumar's son or as an actor. But, he is now one of the aspiring playback singers in Sandalwood. Including the first song from Appu, all songs sungs by the Mythri star were a superhit.
The actor has recently rendered his voice for songs in his upcoming movie Rana Vikrama, which is slated to release in April. Puneeth is the top actor of Kannada film industry not just because he is the member of Rajkumar family. But, Puneeth's acting and his ordinary lifestyle has attracted many fans.
Puneeth Rajkumar is a star right from his first movie Premada Kanike(1975) to Mythri in (2015). The actor has a busy schedule till 2017, working for his back-to-back upcoming projects.
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Appu(2002) is the evergreen movie in Puneeth Rajkumar's career. This debut movie was directed by Tollywood's talented directed Puri Jagannadh. Puneeth is popularly known as Appu ever since the release of this blockbuster.
After making his entry to Sandalwood through Appu in 2002, Puneeth made a comeback in 2003 through Abhi. Abhi starred Puneeth and Ramya. Interestingly, Abhi is the debut movie of Sandalwood Queen actress Ramya.
After acting in Appu and Abhi, Puneeth received many offers from many filmmakers. He acted in Aakash, Veera Kannadiga, Nam Basava and many more. But, in between all these Puneeth acted in a movie titled Arasu along with actresses Ramya and Meera Jasmine in which he is best at his performance.
Milana is the superhit movie of Puneeth. The movie portrayed Appu as a Radio Jockey and he was the main highlight of the movie. Milana started Appu and Parvathy Menon as lead pairs abd both actors shared a sizzling chemistry in the movie.
Vamshi starred Puneeth, veteran actress Lakshmi and Nikitha in the lead roles. For the first time actress Lakshmi played Puneeth's mother in the movie. Vamshi depicted mother-son sentiment and both actors Puneeth and Lakshmi were best at their performance. Also, Puneeth has been received Best Actor Award for his acting in Vamshi.
Puneeth Rajkumar's Jackie set a new trend in Sandalwood. Directed by Duniya fame diretcor Soori, the movie portrayed Puneeth as a tapori who turns out to be a perfect in the end. The nativity of the script and screenplay of Jackie was its mainhight of Jackie.
Hudugaru is a multi-starrer movie. The best part of this movie is story-line which depicted the bondage of friendship. Puneeth Rajkumar, Srinagar Kitty, Yogesh and Radhika Pandit played the lead roles in the movie.
Puneeth acquires a huge fan base across the world. His acting and dedication in the movies are always a special treat to his fans. One such movie was Anna Bond. Anna Bond is the second combination of Soori-Puneeth. The movie started Appu, Priyamani and Niddhi Subbabiah in the lead roles.
Power is yet another recent blockbuster of Puneeth. The movie is the official remake of Telugu hit movie Dookudu. Directed by K. Madesh the movie started Tamil actress Trisha Krishnan as the female lead actress opposite Appu.
Puneeth Rajkumar is the top star of Kannada film industry. It is not just because of he is the member of Rajkumar family. But, it is due to Appu's ordinary living and his dedication towards acting. Puneet was recently seen in Mythri, a movie which depicted a strong social message to society.