Kannada Power Star Actor Puneeth Rajkumar passes away due to cardiac arrest


On October 29, Puneeth Rajkumar was rushed to a private hospital in Bengaluru after he suffered a massive heart attack. Doctors are treating the actor in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His fans took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.


Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai reached Vikram Hospital to check on Puneeth Rajkumar. A detailed statement from the hospital is expected to be out shortly. His fans have gathered outside the hospital to find out about his health. Most of them are in tears after hearing about his hospitalisation.

Puneeth Rajkumar’s cousin broke down and was in tears outside the hospital.

Who is Puneeth Rajkumar?


Puneeth is fondly called Appu by his fans. He is the son of legendary actors Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He has acted in over 29 Kannada films as the male lead.

He started his career as a child artist and even won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Bettada Hoovu in 1985. He won the Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for his performances in Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu.

Puneeth became a hero with Appu (2002), after which his fans fondly called him Appu. Some of his famous films include Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Ajay, Arasu, Raam, Hudugaru and Anjani Putra, among others. He was last seen in Yuvarathnaa, which was released early this year.

Son of matinee idol Rajkumar, Puneeth is fondly called ‘Appu’ by his fans. He started his career as a child artist with his father in the early 1980s. ‘ Raam’, ‘Hudugaru’, and ‘Anjani Putra’ are some of his memorable movies. He was last seen in ‘Yuvarathnaa’, which was released early this year.



Puneeth Rajkumar Biography

Puneeth Rajkumar is the youngest son of legendary Kannada cinema star Dr. Rajkumar and Smt. Parvatamma. He has acted in 12 films as a child artist. He has also won the National Award for the best child actor for the film “Bettada Hoovu”. He once again entered the Kannada film industry as a hero in the movie Appu.

He is married to Ashwini Revanath, and they have two children. The older one is called Drithi and the younger one is called Vanditha.

Puneeth’s performance as a young kid in Bettada hoovu, Bhagyavanta, Vasantha Geetha, Chalisuva Modagalu, Yeradu Nakshatragalu were much appreciated. He has also won “National award ” as a child actor for Bettada Huvu.

Puneeth is said to command nearly 2.07 Crore INR per movie. Highest by any Kannada actor. Puneeth is the only actor so far who has managed to give 10 plus consecutive hit movies that ran successfully for 100+ days.

Puneet had given a small role to Susheel Sukhraj as an actor (a waitor who is a Shahrukh Khan fan and is quite a funny character) in his small serial called ‘Nanna Ninna Naduve’ on Doordarshan in 1997. He also gave a small role to Susheel Sukhraj in Hrudaya Hrudaya as his brother, Shivrajkumar’s friend.

Puneeth’s movie Milana was a blockbuster hit & did run successfully for one year in most multiplexes in Bengaluru. Apart from this, Puneeth also starred in “Vamshi “, which again was a major box office hit.

Puneeth Rajkumar Best Movies

He has been dubbed by media and fans as ‘Powerstar’. He has appeared as a lead actor in commercially successful films, including Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Raam (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Raajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017).

Upcoming Projects of Puneeth Rajkumar


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