The Google Doodle shows a young Rajkumar in a movie theatre with a silhouette of several people sitting to watch his movie.
Rajkumar was 8 when he started his career with his father in the Gubbi Drama Company. In 1953, he was spotted by film director H. L. N. Simha who signed him for Bedara Kannappa. Rajkumar has acted in over 200 films, his last one being Shabdavedhi in 2000.
In 2000, Karnataka witnessed much tension after Rajkumar was kidnapped from his farm house by notorious sandalwood and ivory smuggler Veerappan. He was released after 108 days.