is the youngest son of  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.

8:Puneeth’s movie lagori has been dropped due to budget issues.

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

Movies:

2002     Appu
2003     Abhi
2004     Veera Kannadiga
2004     Maurya
2005     Akash
2005     Namma Basava
2006     Ajay
2007     Arasu
2007     Milana
2008     Bindaas
2008     Vamshi
2009     Raj
2009     Raam



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