Dr 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.