He was a devotee of Raghavendra Swami. Below is the list of films for which he received the Best Actor awards: Total of 8 Filmfare awards in the Best Actor category. , Rajkumar's death triggered an outpouring of grief. In his acting career spanning more than four decades, he gave many memorable roles, such as ‘Shamu’ in Mother India (1957), ‘Ram’ in Dil Ek Mandir (1963), ‘Raja’ in Waqt (1965), ‘Chitrasen’ in Neel Kamal (1968), ‘Salim’ in Pakeezah (1972), ‘Rajeshwar Singh’ in Saudagar (1991), and ‘Brigadier Suryadev Singh’ in Tirangaa (1993). The 1992 movie Jeevana Chaitra instigated many villages to ban arrack shops.  He also sang Kalidasa shlokas such as "Maanikya Veena" and ghazal-based songs such as "Sadaa Kannale", "Kanneera Dhaare" and "Yaava Kaviyu". ", https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/lesson-on-rajkumar-in-maharashtra-government-kannada-textbook/article6630161.ece/amp/, "Google honours veteran Kannada actor Rajkumar with a doodle on his 88th birth anniversary", "Govt of Karnataka Organizes 88th Birthday Anniversary of Karnataka Ratna Dr. Rajkumar | #HappyBirthdayDrRaj", https://karnataka.gov.in/page/Awards/State+Awards/Karnataka+Ratna/en, HDMC did volte-face on renaming road: Vedike, "Dr. Rajkumar - Annavru, Karnataka Ratna, Kentucky Colonel, Padma Bhushan, Nata Saarvabhouma", "Karnataka Govt to build Dr Vishnuvardhan film city", "Dr. Rajkumar's life is now a lesson in Karnataka", https://fr.tripadvisor.be/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g17547335-i415422497-Gotagodi_Haveri_District_Karnataka.html, "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who", "34th Annual Filmfare Awards South Winners", "Dr Rajkumar gold and silver coins to be out on Karnataka Rajyotsava - Times of India", "Book on Rajkumar to be released in New Jersey", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rajkumar_(actor)&oldid=990471902, Best Male Playback Singer National Film Award winners, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, A biographical book on Rajkumar compiled by, On 1 November 2009, postal stamp bearing the actor's likeness was issued by the, A 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) road was named Dr. Rajkumar Road. On July 2nd, 2014, he was married to her. In 2010, the Karnataka State Government had announced to build a film city in memory of Rajkumar and.  His Yoga performances can be seen in the first clips of his film Kaamana Billu. The 11.5 km road connecting Nayandahalli Junction and Tumkur Road titled as Dr.Rajkumar Punyabhoomi Raste where it passes through (Kanteerava studio) Raj's Monument.  S.P.Balasubrahmanyam had praised his courteous and down to earth nature.  He went on to be known for portraying versatile roles with elan. ", "Kannada Movie/Cinema News - WOMEN STRIKE WITH POWER - Chitratara.com", "ಆಕಸ್ಮಿಕ [Unexpected] all Akasmika – travel 2 films", "Rajkumar: Man of Qualities and the real superstar", "Two or three things about Rajkumar - Bangalore Mirror", "Karnataka's Reluctant Politician: The Life and Times of Annavaru", "Ten Landmark Films of Kannada Cinema You Can Watch Now", "A Bengaluru Artist Is Tracing How Pro-Kannada Groups Use Flex Banners To Assert Power | HuffPost India", "Amitabh Bachchan had asked Dr Rajkumar to do a cameo in 'Coolie, "Non-Kannadigas remember their 'Raj' on his Birthday - The New Indian Express", "Rajkumar contributed immensely to Kannada language", "10 ಎಂಜಿಆರ್ಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್ ಸಮ - ರಜನಿಕಾಂತ್ - chitraloka.com | Image", https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=tFgL4FfRZ1w, "The only autograph I have is that of Rajkumar: Rajinikanth - Times of India", https://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/The-Raj-route/article14691499.ece/amp/, "Rajkumar effect: Fans come forward to pledge eyes", https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/biography-rajkumars-life-history-in-a-twovolume-2148page-book/article7811257.ece/amp/, https://indianewengland.com/2019/03/celebrating-90-years-of-rajkumar-the-kannada-matinee-idol/, http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=155182, https://www.newskarnataka.com/bangalore/dr-rajs-film-sequence-sets-prelude-to-iconic-jawas-comeback, https://kannada.news18.com/amp/news/national-international/mahindra-used-na-ninna-mareyalare-scenes-for-promotion-110197.html, https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengaluru/the-end-of-an-ideal/amp_articleshow/67109219.cms, "How Fernandes ran a high-voltage campaign for Chikkamagaluru bypoll | Bengaluru News - Times of India", "Remembering how Rajkumar kept away from politics", "Rajkumar: Secret revealed, after 40 years: Why Rajkumar did not contest against Indira Gandhi in 1978 - Bangalore Mirror", "Generations to Come Will Marvel at the Brilliance of Dr Rajkumar, the Ultimate Kannada Superstar", "100 Years of Indian Cinema:The Greatest Indian Actor Ever?