NEW DELHI: james, the last film in which Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar appeared, will be broadcast on Sony LIV from April 14. Rajkumar passed away in October last year. james hit theaters last month.
Son of famous movie star Dr Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar started his career as a child artist and appeared in many movies. His performance in Vasantha Gita (1980), Bhagyavantha (nineteen eighty one), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) was acclaimed, with the latter earning him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. Rajkumar’s first lead role was in the 2002 film support.
Having been dubbed “Power Star” by the media and fans, Rajkumar’s films as an actor were mostly commercial artists, but the films produced under his own banner, PRK Productions, were mostly comedies with family connections and social messages to the heart. Apart from supporthe has appeared as a lead actor in many commercially successful films, including Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Akash (2005), Ajay (2006), arasu (2007), Milana (2007), vamshi (2008), RAM (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Rajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017), emerging as one of the highest paid actors in Kannada cinema. In 2012, he made his debut as a television presenter in the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipatithe Kannada version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Having become a professional singer, he lent his voice to songs in supportin addition to a speed dial in Jackietracks for movies like Lava Kusha and mylari and another for the movie Akira which was composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath.
Rajkumar had been appointed brand ambassador for Nandini Milk products from Karnataka Milk Federation, LED Bulb Project, 7 Up, F-Square, Dixcy Scott, Malabar Gold, Gold Winner, Ziox Mobile, Pothy Silks, Flipkart and Manappuram. He had also endorsed Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore.