Awards were for namesake to the Veteran actor such as Dr.Raj, which just increase the respect of the award and not the person. Major south Indian stars like M.G.Ramachandran, Rajanikant, Kamal Hasan were the ardent fan of him.
Rajkumar received numerous state, national and international awards. He received an honorary doctorate from Mysore University in 1976.
* He won 10 Filmfare awards for the best actor category — the second highest in the history of Indian films. * He won nine state awards in the best actor category. (State awards for films were started by the Karnataka government in 1967 when Rajkumar's career was half over. But still he managed to win the most awards in the Kannada film industry.) * He won a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1993 for "Naadamaya ee Lokavella" song in Jeevana Chaitra movie. * He received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India in 1983 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1995, in recognition of his contributions to the Kannada film industry. * He was rewarded Karnataka Ratna in the year 1993 by the Government of Karnataka. * In 1985, Rajkumar won the prestigious Kentucky Colonel award presented in Bangalore by the then-governor of Kentucky, U.S.. * Karnataka government in 1967 awarded him "Nata Saarvabhowma" (The Emperor of Acting). * He received NTR National Award for the year 2002.