Puneeth Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, playback singer, producer and anchor who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He is famously known as Appu. He has been a lead actor in 27 films; as a child he appeared in films featuring his father Rajkumar. His performances in Vasantha Geetha, Bhagyavantha, Chalisuva Modagalu, Eradu Nakshatragalu and Bettada Hoovu were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Appu in Bettada Hoovu.