Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Mutturaju popularly known as Dr. Rajkumar, the legendary Kannada actor, is also fondly referred to as the ‘Karnataka Ratna’. He was a very talented and versatile veteran actor of the Kannada film industry, ‘Sandalwood’; and has won many regional as well as national accolades for the same. Dr. Rajkumar ruled the Kannada film industry for over 50 years acting in about 200 odd movies. He started his career in 1954 with ‘Bedara kannappa’. Dr. Rajkumar’s popular movies include ‘Bangaaradha Manushya’, ‘Satya Harishchandra’, ‘Sri Krishnadevaraya’ , ‘Mannina Maga’, ‘Chandavalliya Thota’, ‘Doorada Betta’, ‘Gandhadha Gudi’, ‘Sampattige Saval’, ‘Jeevana Chaitra’ to enlist a few.
P.B.Sreenivas, the brilliant Kannada playback singer, lent his voice for almost all of Dr. Rajkumar’s movies initially. Some of his amazing melodies for Dr. Rajkumar are ‘Aataveno’, ‘Gopura Kandu’, ‘Edhe Roopa’, ‘Baare Nee Cheluve’, ‘Dheeena Naa Bandhiruve’, ‘kempu Roja’, ‘mounave Aabharana’, ‘Naane Neene Neene’ to name a few. Later on, Dr. Rajkumar himself started singing for his movies. He was a gifted singer and lent his voice to playback singing as well as devotional songs. He was awarded the best singer national award for his song ‘Naadamaya ee lokavella’. Dr. Rajmumar’s other popular numbers include ‘Guru Raghavendra’ (the song that marked his debut as a singer), ‘Manikya veena’, ‘Yava kaviyu’, ‘Sada kannali’, ‘Ninnade nenapu’, ‘Yentha soundarya’, ‘Endendu ninnanu’ amongst the many.
‘Baanina Anchinda’, ‘Sada Kannali’, ‘Aataveno’, ‘Indu Ananda’, ‘Eneno Aase’, ‘Ninna Mareyalare’, ‘Tandana’, ‘Idu Rama Mandira’ are some of the popular romantic duets sung by Dr. Rajkumar.
The Dr. Rajkumar kannada songs are easily available for download in mp3 formats ,on the internet. You can download these Dr. Rajkumar songs for free or for a minimal fee. All the Dr. Rajkumar songs, from his various films, are available along with the devotional kannada songs sung by him on the various websites. Some of these kannada songs are also available with their lyrics and video.