Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar was just 6 months old when he made his film debut

The late actor's talents and choice of roles earned him the nickname "Power Star"

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Published: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 3:14 PM

Late actor Puneeth Rajkumar was just six months old when his film career took off.

The Kannada actor, who died on Friday aged 46 after suffering a cardiac arrest, made his first movie appearance in a film with his father, the legendary Dr Rajkumar.

After appearing in V Somashekhar's 1976 thriller Premada Kanike, Rajkumar quickly became a successful child actor.

As a young star, his career earned his numerous accolades, including several Karnataka State Film Awards and a National Award.

Following major success, he was on a sabbatical until 2002 before making his comeback in Appu, a romantic-comedy.


Rajkumar's choice of films always had a strong social message, but was never lacking in entertainment. As a result, he earned the nickname "Power Star".

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