Songs

Songs sung by Dr. Rajkumar

Dr. Rajkumar was also a famous singer. He won the national award for the song “Naadamaya” of the movie Jeevana Chaitra. His singing career started with the song “Yaare Koogadali” in the hugely popular movie Sampathige Savaal. Later he went on to sing for most of his movies and for many private albums which were mainly devotional albums. His song renditions would range from pure classical to disco and fast numbers to pathos.

Although his singing was greatly appreciated, his fans of the days of black-and-white movies in 1960s and 1970s, swear by the fact that his true identity was P.B. Srinivas, who did the playback singing for most of Rajkumar’s movies, until Rajkumar himself started to sing. P.B.Srinivas continued singing for him in many of the movies in which Rajkumar starred in double/triple roles.

In his final years, Rajkumar had lent his voice to a few other actors and sang many background solos. One such song which holds a unique distinction was for the movie Muddina Maava wherein he had provided playback to the legendary singer S.P.Balasubramaniyam, who had acted in the movie. This is probably a rare occasion where an actor sings for a singer, which is probably unmatched in the world of cinema. He had sung many devotional songs on Hanuman and Sri Raghavendra Swamiji. One of his most famous songs was “Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Hutta Beku”. The last movie he acted in was Shabdavedi, in which he co-starred along with the famous actress Jayaprada.



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Songs sung by Rajkumar for others

As many as 17 singers gave voice to Rajkumar before he started singing his own songs, and that was after he had been acting for over two decades. Until 1974, P.B. Srinivas was Rajkumar’s most frequent singing voice in films. But with the song `Yaare koogadali’, Rajkumar began his journey as the most famous actor-singer that the Kannada film industry has ever seen.

Also, later on, Rajkumar sang songs in which he never acted. Here is a compilation of some of the songs:

01) Manushyaro Ivaru Raakshasaro ( 1981 – Bhagyavanta)
02) Satya Dharmagale ( 1985 – Dharma)
03) Jagave Ondu Ranarange ( 1988 – Ranaranga)
04) Baduke Hasiru ( 1989 – Nanjundi Kalyana)
05) Hrudaya Samudra ( 1990 – Ashwamedha)
06) Ella Burude ( 1990 – Aasegobba Meesegobba)
07) Niliyutha Hrudya ( 1991 – Hrudaya Haaditu)
08) Manadalli Aaseye Bere ( 1991 – Modada Mareyalli)
09) Ombattu Ombattu ( 1991 – Kalyana Mantapa)
10) Shiva Shiva ( 1992 – Purushothama)
11) Naanu Nimmavanu ( 1992 – Purushothama)
12) Saptapadi ( 1992 – Saptapadi)
13) Megha Bantu Megha ( 1992 – Mannina Doni)
14) Baaligu Bhoomigu ( 1993 – Chira Bhandavya)
15) Amma Enuva Savi Maatu ( 1993 – Ananda Jyoti)
16) Thaayi Thaayi ( 1993 – Hoovu Hannu)
17) Deepavali ( 1993 – Muddina Maava)
18) Kannappa Kottanu Kannanu ( 1993 – Muddina Maava)
19) Jeeva Kogile Inchara ( 1993 – Anuragada Alegalu)
20) Ello Udurida ( 1993 – Jaga Mechida Huduga)
21) Shodhane Baduke Dinavu ( 1993 – Apoorva Jodi)
22) Gandhari Aagabeda ( 1993 – Mangalya Bandhana)
23) Thande Kodiso Seere ( 1993 – Midida Hrudayagalu)
24) Mai Gada Gada Naduguva ( 1993 – Naavibbaru Namagibbaru)
25) KannaDa Kai OLage ( 1993 – Munjaaneya Manju)
26) Naavaduva Nudiye ( 1994 – Gandhada Gudu Part II)
27) Ondu Maathanadade ( 1994 – Gandugali)
28) Samsarada Sagara ( 1994 – Hetta Karulu)
29) Megha Maale ( 1994 – Megha Maale)
30) Badukondu Daivaleele ( 1994 – Saagara Deepa)
31) Aasegala Lokadhali ( 1994 – Kaavya)
32) BaaLu Nanjaayite ( 1994 – Kaaveri Teeradali)
33) Hey Dinakara ( 1995 – Om)
34) Oh Gulabiye ( 1995 – Om)
35) Raita Raita ( 1995 – Dore)
36) Henne Nee Alabeda ( 1995 – Shraavana Sanje)
37) Arishina Kunkuma ( 1995 – Thaayi Illada Tavaru)
38) Oh Malle Hoove Ninagella ( 1995 – Karulina Kudi)
39) Kannadada Kuvaranu Naane ( 1995 – Gadibidi Aliya)
40) Dehavendare Oh Manuja ( 1996 – Janumada Jodi)
41) Janumada Jodi Aadaru ( 1996 – Janumada Jodi)
42) Aa Vidha Thanda Sambandha ( 1996 – Karnataka Suputra)
43) Nooraru Nenapina ( 1996 – Sutradhara)
44) Nee Kanda Aa Loka ( 1996 – Dhani)
45) Hey YOdha ( 1996 – Circle Inspector)
46) Yuga Yuga Saagi Hogi ( 1996 – Gajanoora GanDu)
47) Hara Hara Gange ( 1997 – Jodi Hakki)
48) Manege Ondu Baagilu ( 1997 – Simhada Mari)
49) Shivane SHivane ( 1997 – Raja)
50) Anuragadha Sangamavo ( 1997 – Maduve)
51) Thamma Thamma Kelole ( 1998 – Gadibidi Krishna)
52) Thali Thali THali Baali ( 1998 – Kurubana Rani)
53) HoomaLe HoomaLe HoogaLa ( 1998 – HoomaLe)
54) Devarigeno KOpa Bandu ( 1998 – Baaro Nanna Muddina KrishNa)
55) YeddeLu HuDuga ( 1998 – Swasthik)
56) Oh Premada Gangeye ( 1999 – Hrudaya Hrudaya)
57) Hogi Baa ( 1999 – Hrudaya Hrudaya)
58) Eneno Kanasu Kandalu ( 1999 – Idu Entha Premavayya)
59) Aa Vidhathana Varavide ( 1999 – Janumadaata )
60) Vishwa Vishwa ( 1999 – Vishwa)
61) Aayi Aayi Ooa Laali ( 1999 – Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi)
62) Olavendare Sangeeta ( 1999 – Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi)
63) Manjanthe Elemele Neenu ( 2000 – Devara Maga)
64) Jaggadu Jaggadu ( 2000 – Hagalu Vesha)
65) Aa Devara Haadidu ( 2002 – Appu)
66) Panavidu Panavidu ( 2002 – Appu)
67) Vidhi Baraha ( 2003 – Abhi)
68) Bandhuve Oh Bandhuve ( 2003 – Chigurida Kanasu)
69) Bayasuvudeno Aaguvudeno ( ???? )
70) Bhoomi Thaayiya ( Bhoomi Thaayiya Chocchala Magananu )
71) Ibbara Kiru Beralugalu ( ???? )
72) Maduveya Padave ( ???? )
73) Ravi Illade ( ???? )
74) Ye Vidhiye ( taaLiya soubhaagya )
75) kannaDada mathu chenna, kannaDada nela chenna (samara)
76) Cheluvi Cheluvi Endu Ati Aase paDabEDa (meese chiguridaaga)
77) Devana Kaleyalli (1995 – Nischitartha )
78) Sathi Endare ( 1995 – Mister Abhishek )
79) Kaavyavo Hosa Kaavyavo ( 1996 – Aaditya)
80) Mouna Raagadinda ( 1996 – Mouna Raaga)
81) Anjadiru Henne ( 1996 – Arishina Kunkuma)
82) Janumava Neediruve ( 1997 – Ellarantalla Nanna Ganda )
83) Thaali Thaali ( 1997 – Enoondre )
84) Kelu Kelavva ( 2000 – Indradhanush )
85) Yaara Kanasalla ( 2000 – Indradhanush )
86) Hennendare Ambike Nija Maadamma Ee Naada Nambike
87) Premigale Oh Premigale
88) Makkalu Beku Anthare Makkalu Iradavaru
89) A duet song in the movie Devasundari for the actor Narasimharaju (1962 – Devasundari)

Memorable songs of Rajkumar

1) If you come today – Operation Diamond Racket
2) Beladingalagi Baa – Huliya Haline Mevu
3) Raaga Anuraaga – Sanaadi Appanna
4) Yaare Koogadali – Sampathige Sawaal
5) Chaluveya Nota – Shankar Guru
6) Haalalladaru Haaku – Devatha Manushya
7) Naadamayaa ee lokavella – Jeevana Chaitra
8) Huttidare Kannada Naadalli – Akasmika
9) Manikya Veenam Mupalalayanthim – Kaviratna Kalidasa
10) Yaava Kaviyu – Bhagyada Lakshmi Baaramma
11) Entha Soundarya Kande – Ravi Chandra
12) Naa Ninna Mareyalaare – Naa Ninna Mareyalaare
13) Kanneera Dhaare – Hosa Belaku
14) Haalu Jenu Ondaada Haage – Haalu Jenu
15) Aaradhisuve – Babruvaahana
16) Vaara Banthamma – Bhagyavantha
17) Baanigondu Elle Ellide – Premada Kanike
18) Mutthinantha Maathondu – Bahaddur Gandu
19) Shreekanta Vishakanta – Anuraaga Aralitu
20) Amma Neenu – Keralida Simha
21) Jenina Holeyo – Chalisuva Modagalu
22) Ade Kannu – Ade Kannu
23) Indu Ananda – Kaamanabillu
24) Le Le Appana Magale – Trimurthi
25) Bisi Bisi Kajjaya – Haavina Hede