A Lineman's Journey from Mundkur to Germany

March 11, 2011

It has often been proved that destiny plays a crucial role in making one's dream come true. This is definitely true in the case of Rajesh Kulal of Mundkur in Dakshina Kannada district, for how else could one explain the phenomenal success of Rajesh in the field of bodybuilding, so distinct from ordinary lineman that he once was?

Years of hardwork have now placed him among the most prominent bodybuilders of the country. With several Maharashtra state-level and national-level championship titles under his belt, Rajesh Kulal, son of Poova Moolya and Lalita Moolya, is all set to fly to Germany to participate in the international bodybuilding championship to be held in November.

From an ordinary school boy to a national-level bodybuilder

A few years ago, Rajesh was an ordinary rural school boy, who studied in Kaje School, Government Higher Primary School, Mundkur and later at Vidyavardhaka Pre-university, before settling as a lineman at Sachiripet telephone centre. But his path took a diversion for good when he travelled to Mumbai in 2002.

With the support of his brother Ganesh, he enrolled himself in a gym in Mumbai. Soon, his hardwork coupled with self-confidence started yielding him fruits. He won 'Mumbai Ganesh Shree Title' in 2007. The same year he bagged 'Mumbai Udayashree Title' too. Since then, Rajesh has not looked back, bagging the 'YMCA' gold medal, 'Maharashtra Uday' gold medal, 'Maharashtra Hercules' gold medal and many other awards.

This obviously resulted in him being chosen for the national championship on December 25 last, where he emerged a bronze medalist, which in turn was a ticket to the international championship in Germany.

Surely, it is hard to come by people like Rajesh Kulal, who achieve the extraordinary despite ordinary beginnings.

Rajesh's mobile number: 09773052345.

by Prakash Shetty Ulepady
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Comment on this article

  • Sandhya , Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 13 2012

    Hi,Congratulations..n yeah I m really proud of you!God Bless u with more n more sucsess in your life!! keep smiling & keep shining in your life :)

  • jharna, mumbai

    Tue, Mar 29 2011

    All the best Rajesh!may u achieve success in your goals,GOD Bless U!

  • Harish Kumar Moolya, Mumbai-Vikhroli/Mundkur

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Hi Rajesh, I wish u all the best. Really,I am proud u & God always bless u, keep the same in future also - good luck.

  • Raghavendra Manuru, Bajegoli / Hyderabad

    Thu, Mar 17 2011

    Congratulations Rajesh! You had the guts to focus on what you like to do and are now reaping the fruits. I wish you all the best for your Germany tour. We would like to see DK in the international news for your achievement.

  • sharmila, pompei

    Wed, Mar 16 2011

    congratulations Rajesh may God bless you.All the best.May your dream come true.

  • Roshan Moolya, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 16 2011

    Best of Luck Rajesh . We are really proud of you!!!!

  • ajith pinto, ckm/mexico

    Tue, Mar 15 2011

    All the best Rajesh we r proud of you

  • dinesh irvathur, Doha, manglore /doha qatar

    Tue, Mar 15 2011

    All the BEST Rajesh...GOD bless u

  • Louis D'Souza, Udupi/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 15 2011

    God bless him

  • Sathish moolya, ulepady

    Tue, Mar 15 2011

    Heartly Congratulations to dear Rajesh wish u all the best for ur future championship... n we wish u every success at Germany.

  • wilma, Pompei

    Mon, Mar 14 2011

    Rajesh may ur dream of winning international champanionship be fulfilled.All the best


    Mon, Mar 14 2011


  • Flora Dsouza, Kalmady (Jerimeri-Mumbai)

    Mon, Mar 14 2011

    Wish you every success Rajesh and God bless.

  • Sunil Shetty, Mundkur

    Mon, Mar 14 2011

    Hi Rajesh Congrats..I am proud to say your my class mate moreover from my place..All the best for your future championship..and shine for our village and country.

  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Sun, Mar 13 2011

    Congratulations Rajesh you proved that nothing is impossible in life when you take a challenge. All the best in your future endeavors and God Bless.

  • Lawrence, Arva .manglore

    Sun, Mar 13 2011

    Dear best of luck , may god bless you.

  • ravi, udupi

    Sun, Mar 13 2011

    Congratulations, keep it up.....

  • roshan moras, mundkur/kuwait

    Sun, Mar 13 2011

    Congratulations dear Rajesh Kulal.Wish you all the best and we are proud of you.god bless you.

  • Steevan, Ranipura

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    Congratulations Rajesh....God bless you..wish you all best...keep it up...

  • Josina BS, Bendur, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    Congratulations Rajesh. May your achievement be an inspiration to our youth.

  • Naveen Britto, Bola Padav/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    We are proud of you Rajesh. All the Best.

  • Zeena Crasta, Mundkur/Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    All the best Rajesh....


    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    wish you all the best Rajesh...........we all are proud of you

  • Gautham Poojary, Mangalore/Lagos

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    Best of Luck............May god bless you

  • Shankar Shetty, Padu Kudoor

    Sat, Mar 12 2011

    Best of luck Rajesh.
    God Bless you.

  • ROSH , BOLA PADAV[u.k]

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Rajesh first of all congarts.....am sure you win this international championship...am praying for you......

  • Melwyn, Pernal

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    We r proud of u dear, All the best..

  • praveen, magalore

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    wish u all best rajesh.

  • MUsthafa, Farangipete/DUbai

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Rajesh wish u al the best,go ahead

  • niar, shiruru

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    all the bst rajesh god bless u

  • K Firoz, Puttur/Riyadh

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Congrates and good luck Mr. Rajesh !!!

  • Rehana, Goa/ Cyprus

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Wish you all the best,God bless you.

  • Vasudeva Moolya, Udupi/Spain

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Rajesh, wish you all the best..

  • Fr Clifford Fernandes, Mangalore, Jeppu Seminary

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Hello Mr Rajesh, Congratulations and wish you all the best. I appreciate your hard work and determination. May the Good Lord fulfill your hearts desires. Praying for you.

  • jane, Belman/Dammam

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    All the best Rajesh...

  • ronald lobo, paladka

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    hi Rajesh congratulations on your hard work and be proud to be an kannadiga getting a good success

  • Harish, Damarsakatte

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Rajesh wish you all the best.

  • Vidyadhar Shetty, Padubidri / dammam

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Wish u all the best Rajesh, proud of you

  • Suresh Mascarenhas, Bola Padav[Kelmbet]

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Hi,Rajesh.We Wish u all the best...N sure u win international championship.GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

  • Gunapal Shetty, Sankalakariya/Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    wish u all the best...

  • Shanavas S, Kerala

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    well written. all the best to Rajesh.. U CAN..

  • pavithra ramesh, ladyhill, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 11 2011


  • vijay pinto, kaje-mundkur/dubai

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Dear Rajesh, i am very happy to read this,a great journey from rural area like kaje to germany.All the best and goodluck,
    wishes from vijay and ajay from dubai.

  • Antony T. D' Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Congratulations dear Rajesh Kulal. It is your sheer mere determination that transformed your life from village boy to Maharashtra /National champion boy lineman to muscleman. You are in the making of a role model. We wish you every success at Germany.

  • DrS Kamath , Mumbai /Sacheripete

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Rajesh I am proud of you being a Scheripete born and Vidhyavardhaka old student .You are the True son of KAJE MARIAMMA .Great Keep it up

  • Lavina, Belman / Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Win & come. God bless u

  • Dinesh shetty, Padubidri/Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    All the best Rajesh. Bring laurels to Namma Kudla. Hope this is sheer hard work and not using any short cuts.

  • Guruthilak Shriyan, Mundkur

    Fri, Mar 11 2011

    Hats off to you rajesh..u r my village boy..we are really very proud of you..and also we are very happy..all the best for you..god bless you

  • Asha Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 10 2011

    Wish you all the best rajesh......... We r proud of you good luck..

  • lancy lasrado, Farla/ Jubail,Saudi Arabia

    Thu, Mar 10 2011

    Rajesh wish U all the best and we r proud of u...N m sure U win this international championship..God bless U..

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