Rajinikanth Biography

Rajnikanth, South Indian Actor, Tamil Film Star, Tamil Film Star, Telugu Actor, Tamil Actor, Telugu Movies, Tamil CinemaRajinikanth is the most revered star of Tamil film industry. His exceptionally successful career has made him the superstar of Tamil cinema.

He is revered and admired by huge number of fan all over Tamil Nadu and Tamil speaking people living aboard. Rajinikanth was born on December 12 1950 in Karnataka. He is fourth among his siblings. His father s name is Rao Gaekwad and mother is Ramabai.

His original name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad that he changed to Rajinikanth. He did his early education at the Acharya Patasala in Bangalore and then went to Vivekananda Balak Sangh.

His mother tongue is Marathi, but he never acted in any Marathi movie. Rajinikanth before entering into the films did many jobs.

He did carpentry job, then worked as coolie, and served as conductor for Karnataka state transport corporation in Bangalore. During these struggling days, Rajinikanth excelled in acting by performing stage plays.

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He entered in films through prominent director, K.Balachandar in the film Aboorvaraagangal as a co-artist. He became superstar after that and gave many blockbuster movies.

Rajnikanth, South Indian Actor, Tamil Film Star, Tamil Film Star, Telugu Actor, Tamil Actor, Telugu Movies, Tamil CinemaHis successful films include, Yejaman (1993), Uzhaippali (1993), Veera (1994), Baashha (1995), Muthu (1995), Arunachalam (1997), Padayappa (1999). In the decade of 1980s, Rajnikant acted in many Bollywood films.

His movie Andhaa Kanoon was highly successful at the box office. He acted in other Hindi films named Chaalbaaz opposite to Sridevi. Rajnikant gained huge fame in Telugu films. His movie Peddarayudu broke all previous records.

The Telugu version of his Tamil film Padayappa was also commercially successful. Rajnikant became a pacesetter with his movie Muthu and its songs becoming a rage in Japan. He is considered as Millennium star of south Indian films. Rajnikanth has become legendary star through his excellence in acting.

He has made a successful career in films through his own prowess and multiple traits. Rajnikant is married in 1980 to Lata, an English literature graduate, hailing from a privileged Iyengar family. His wife is a multitalented personality and runs a school called ‘The Ashram’.

They have two daughters. Rajnikant and his family are engaged in several charitable activities.



Rajinikanth Latest News

Rare for an actress my age to be given glamorous roles: Simran Bagga

    Updated On : Jan 16,2019   4:50 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After working successfully in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, Simran Bagga is back and plays Rajinikanths love interest in his new blockbuster "Petta". The 42-year-old actress, who has two children, looks stunning and says it is rare getting a glamorous role at her age. View More..

Next goal is 2,650 rating: Gukesh, World's 2nd youngest GM

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   7:36 pm
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) It is business as usual for Chennai boy D.Gukesh despite becoming the World's second and India's youngest chess Grand Master (GM) on Tuesday. View More..

Petta is the best Rajinikanth film in years

    Updated On : Jan 12,2019   6:00 am
Film: Petta; Starring Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Simran and Trisha; Written & Directed by Karthik Subbaraj; Rating: ***½ View More..

'Petta': Vintage Rajinikanth in his element in this old school revenge saga (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   5:50 pm
Film: "Petta"; Language: Tamil; Cast: Rajinikanth, Simran, Trisha, Sasikumar, Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Director: Karthik Subbaraj; Rating: *** View More..

Proud to have directed 'Petta' as a Rajinikanth fanboy: Karthik Subbaraj

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   12:22 pm
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who wears his Rajinikanth fandom on his sleeve, says he is proud to have directed Tamil actioner "Petta" as a die-hard superstar Rajinikanth fanboy. View More..

Proud to have directed 'Petta' as a Rajinikanth fanboy: Karthik Subbara

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   12:06 pm
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who wears his Rajinikanth fandom on his sleeve, says he is proud to have directed Tamil actioner "Petta" as a die-hard superstar Rajinikanth fanboy. View More..

Nawazuddin looks South Indian, says 'Petta' director

    Updated On : Jan 09,2019   4:10 pm
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Karthik Subbaraj, director of Tamil film "Petta", was confident that Hindi film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui could pull off a South Indian character in the Rajinikanth-starrer. View More..

It's all about the drama for Indians

    Updated On : Dec 31,2018   2:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Drama was the most loved film genre in India this year, not action, thriller or romantic, according to a report. View More..

Darshan thrilled about singing for Rajinikanth's film

    Updated On : Dec 21,2018   4:18 pm
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) "Chogada" hitmaker Darshan Raval says singing for a film starring superstar Rajinikanth is like a dream come true for him. View More..

Celebs crossover in cinema (2018 In Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 20,2018   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Many consider Dulquer Salmaan, who set foot in Bollywood this year with the road movie "Karwaan", to be the best export from the southern filmdom. If the young Malayalam actor's fan base grew bigger and stronger after his Hindi film debut, Bollywood's Khiladi, Akshay Kumar, also didn't leave the audience disappointed with his villainous role in "2.0". It marked his Tamil debut. View More..

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse': Spider-Man gets a new life (Review)

    Updated On : Dec 14,2018   1:38 pm
Film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"; Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

Celebs wish the 'one and only' Rajinikanth on 68th birthday

    Updated On : Dec 12,2018   4:38 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From his family members to sports persons to Bollywood and the southern cinema world, actor-politician Rajinikanth got birthday wishes galore as he turned 68 on Wednesday. Celebrities hailed him as the "one and only" superstar who has had an inspirational journey. View More..

Teaser of Rajinikanth's 'Petta' released on his birthday

    Updated On : Dec 12,2018   12:22 pm
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) The teaser of upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" was unveiled on Wednesday on the occasion of megastar Rajinikanth's 68th birthday. View More..

Stalin greets Rahul

    Updated On : Dec 11,2018   7:04 pm
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday congratulated Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his party's performance in Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. View More..

Rajinikanth on 'Petta': It's an entertaining throwback to my 90s' films

    Updated On : Dec 10,2018   12:24 pm
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has revealed that his upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta", directed by Karthik Subbaraj, is an entertaining throwback to the kind of films he did in the 1990s. View More..

Rajinikanth's '2.0' set for major China release

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   9:14 am
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has set the cost registers ringing all over, is gearing up for a major China release across 56,000 screens, according to its makers. View More..

Rajinikanth's '2.0' grosses Rs 400 crore in opening weekend

    Updated On : Dec 03,2018   3:40 pm
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanths "2.0" on Monday revealed that the film has grossed Rs 400 crore at the box office worldwide in its opening weekend. View More..

Rocky Star may come up with wearable line inspired by '2.0'

    Updated On : Nov 30,2018   3:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Rocky Star, the costume designer of "2.0", says he might work on a wearable line inspired by the new science fiction film, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. View More..

'2.0': An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Nov 29,2018   5:08 pm
Film: "2.0"; Director: S.Shankar; Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'2.0': Message lost in star-studded narrative (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Nov 29,2018   4:36 pm
Film: "2.0"; Director: S. Shankar; Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Ananth Mahadevan, Mayilsamy; Rating: **1/2 View More..