Shivaraj Kumar is the eldest son born on 12 July 1961 in Bangalore, in Karnataka, to the legendary Kannada matinée Dr.Rajkumar and Smt Parvatamma.He has two sisters and two brothers;
. Graduated in B.E (Chemical Engineering), Shivaraj Kumar made his screen appearance in Singeetham Srinivas Rao’s 'Anand'. Shivanna's first three movies ‘Anand’, ‘Rathasapthami’ and ‘Mana Mechchida Hudugi’ in a row completed silver jubilee and earned him the title "Hatrick Hero - Shivraj Kumar".
His films like 'Anand', 'Rathasapthami',‘Om’,‘Janumada Jodi’, ‘Nammura Mandara Hoove’, ‘AK 47’, ‘Preethse’, 'Jogi' proved successful at the box office.
Shivaraj Kumar has won 3 filmfare and three state awards in the best actor category. He has also won numerous cine-express,Siriganda, etv awards. He has also been conferred various titles like Hatrick Hero' and others.