is the youngest son ofÂ 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 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 little children. The older one is called Drithi and the younger one is called Vanditha.
1: 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 child actor for Bettada Huvu.
2:Puneeth is said to command nearly 2.07 Crore INR per movie. Highest by any Kannada actor.Rumours are that he has been approached by UTV for a 3 film contract for a whopping 9 crores.
3:Puneeth is the only actor so far who is managed to give 11 consecutive hit movies successfully run for 100+ days.
4:Puneet has 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.
5:Puneeth recent Milana is a Blockbuster hit & has run successfully for one year in Multiplex, Bengaluru.
6:Puneeth’s next venture “Raj” directed by Prem is being shot at newest 7 wonders of the world.
7:Puneeth’s movie Mayura has been dropped since the director died recently.
National Awards:Indian Government Best Child Artist Award for the film – Bettada Hoovu – 1985
State Awards:Karnataka State Government Best Actor Award for the film – Milana – 2007-2008 (This film ran for more than a year in PVR Cinemas)
Film Fare Awards: Best Actor Award at South India Films Association for the film – Arrasu – 2007
2002 Â Â Â Appu
2003 Â Â Â Abhi
2004 Â Â Â Veera Kannadiga
2004 Â Â Â Maurya
2005 Â Â Â Akash
2005 Â Â Â Namma Basava
2006 Â Â Â Ajay
2007 Â Â Â Arasu
2007 Â Â Â Milana
2008 Â Â Â Bindaas
2008 Â Â Â Vamshi
2009 Â Â Â Raj
2009 Â Â Â Raam