Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar is one of the most celebrated actor and enjoys a huge following. Being the younger son of yesteryear legendary actor Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar had taken the legacy forward in his own style and has shaped his career in a perfect manner. Appu, as fondly called by people close to him, started his career as a child artist in films like Premada Kanike, Bhoomige Banda Bhagavantha, Chalisuva Modagalu, Bhakta Prahlada and Bettada Hoovu and later made his debut as a lead actor in 2002 with Appu which was directed by Puri Jagannadh. Puneeth Rajkumar later featured in many hit films like Jackie, Paramathma, Power and Raajakumara. Puneeth has also crooned for many songs in his own films like Raajakumara and Chakravyuha. Puneeth is currently gearing up for the shooting of his upcoming film Natasaarvabhouma which is being directed by Pavan Wadeyar. The shooting of the film is slated to release from the month of April this year and to be released by end of year.
Puneeth Rajkumar celebrates his birthday today, March 17th, and fans of the Power Star are holding events, celebrations and many other activities across the state of Karnataka. Photos and posts on various social media platforms are abuzz with messages for the actor. As he turns 43 today, we take a look at few photos of Puneeth Rajkumar which make him the most celebrated actor not just in Kannada, but also in Indian cinema: