|Shiva Rajkumar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1962|
Shiva Rajkumar is an Indian actor, film producer, and TV presenter who has predominantly worked in films made in the Kannada language. As of August 2022, in a career spanning more than 3 decades, he had acted in more than 120 movies and won the Karnataka State Award (4 times), the Filmfare Awards South (4 times), and the SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) (thrice) in the category of ‘Best Actor’. In 2010, he made his TV debut with the talk show Naaniruvude Nimagagi. He has also produced a few TV serials and web series.
Nagaraju Shiva Puttaswamy
Shiva Rajkumar, Shivanna
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Bengaluru, Bayaluseemé, Karnataka, India
Shiva did most of his schooling in T. Nagar, Chennai, and later attended The New College, an institution of higher education in Chennai. After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Madras, a public state university in Chennai. He graduated from there with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
Upon the insistence of renowned filmmaker and playwright K. Balachander, he joined the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Asia’s first-ever film & television training institute, situated in Chennai. He also underwent training in Kuchipudi (one of the eight major Indian classical dances) during his college days.
Actor, Film Producer, TV Presenter
- Father – Dr. Rajkumar (b. Singanalluru Puttaswamaiah Muthuraj) (Actor, Singer, Padma Bhushan Awardee, Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee) (d. April 2006)
- Mother – Parvathamma Rajkumar (Film Producer, Distributor) (d. May 2017)
- Siblings – Puneeth Rajkumar (Younger Brother) (Actor, Playback Singer, TV Presenter, Film Producer) (d. October 2021), Raghavendra Rajkumar (Younger Brother) (Actor, Singer, Producer), Poornima Puttaswamayya (Younger Sister), Lakshmi Govindaraj (Younger Sister)
- Others – Singanalluru Puttaswamayya (Paternal Grandfather) (Theatre Artist), Lakshmamma (Paternal Grandmother) (Theatre Artist), S. P. Varadaraj (Paternal Uncle) (Actor, Producer) (d. February 2006), Sharadamma (Paternal Aunt), Nagamma (Paternal Aunt), Appaji Gowda (Maternal Grandfather), S. A. Chinne Gowda (Maternal Uncle) (Film Producer, Distributor), Jayamma (Aunt), S.A. Govindaraj (Maternal Uncle) (Film Producer), S.A. Srinivas (Maternal Uncle) (Film Producer), Mangala Raghavendra (Aunt), Vinay Rajkumar (Nephew) (Actor), Yuva Rajkumar (Nephew), Ashwini Revanth (Sister-in-Law), Drithi Rajkumar (Niece), Vanditha Rajkumar (Niece), Sri Murali (Cousin) (Actor), Vijay Raghavendra (Cousin) (Actor), Ramkumar (Brother-in-Law) (Actor, Film Producer), Dheeren Ramkumar (Nephew) (Actor), Dhanya Ramkumar (Niece) (Actress), Sarekoppa Bangarappa (Father-in-Law) (Politician, Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1990 to 1992) (d. December 2011), Shakuntala Bangarappa (Mother-in-Law) (d. April 2014), Kumar Bangarappa (Brother-in-Law) (Actor, Politician), Madhu Bangarappa (Sister-in-Law) (Filmmaker, Politician)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shiva has dated –
- Geetha Shivarajkumar (1986-Present) – Shiva got married to film producer Geetha Shivarajkumar in 1986. They have 2 daughters together named Nirupama Rajkumar and Niveditha Rajkumar.
Race / Ethnicity
- Slender frame
- Short-cropped, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
He served as the brand ambassador of the franchise cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 11th season (2018) of the IPL (Indian Premier League).
Shiva Rajkumar Facts
- The 2010 Kannada language film Sugreeva, in which Shiva played the lead role, was shot in just 18 hours. Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu, another film that was released in 2010, wherein Shiva played a key role, was shot at all 7 wonders of the world.
- In 2011, he was honored with the NTR National Award, an annual award presented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to recognize lifetime achievements and contributions to Indian cinema.
- In 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, a public university located in the Ballari district of Karnataka.
- On the occasion of his 60th birthday, the residents of Manyata Residency in Bengaluru named the circle leading to his house the ‘Dr. Shiva Rajkumar Circle’ in his honor.
Featured Image by Shiva Rajkumar / Instagram