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

Saffron should not spread all over tricolour: Kamal

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   5:02 pm
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces. View More..

No more a movie star but a lamp in homes: Kamal

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   4:14 pm
Ramanathapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people. View More..

Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   2:04 pm
Rameswaram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here. View More..

Kamal Haasan embarks formally on his political journey

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   10:56 am
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram. View More..

SC asks Rajanikanth wife's company to pay back loan

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   6:30 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked a company, one of whose directors is Latha Rajinikanth - wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth and one of the firm's directors, to repay the outstanding loan within three months, otherwise she will liable for the amount. View More..

Kamal to launch party on Wednesday

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   5:16 pm
Madurai/Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan arrived here to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon. View More..

Politics not my cup of tea: Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   11:32 am
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Politics is a field best suited for "great people with extraordinary skills and human qualities", says veteran Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon, even as southern film industry bigwigs Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan take the political plunge. View More..

Kamal Haasan calls on Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   4:18 pm
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after he ruled out an alliance with actor Rajinikanth's political party if the latter acquires a saffron hue, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on Rajinikanth at his residence here. View More..

Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   11:48 pm
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated. View More..

Political alliance not like casting a star: Haasan

    Updated On : Feb 08,2018   5:14 pm
Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said a political alliance is not like selecting actors for a movie and he and Rajinikanth have to think whether they should join hands. View More..

India will become America when Rajinikanth becomes PM: RGV

    Updated On : Feb 06,2018   4:24 pm
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says that India will become as powerful as America when superstar Rajinikanth becomes the Prime Minister of the country. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan decides to leave Twitter

    Updated On : Feb 01,2018   11:08 am
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has decided to quit Twitter after his fan following from 33 million suddenly fell to 32.9 million. View More..

Daredevils appoint Hopes as bowling coach

    Updated On : Jan 29,2018   8:48 pm
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils announced on Monday that former Australian all-rounder James Hopes has been appointed as its new bowling coach for the upcoming season of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament. View More..

Rajini offers best wishes to Kamal

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   6:36 pm
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said only time will answer the question whether he and Kamal Haasan could tie up in politics. View More..

R. Madhavan has no interest in politics

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   5:26 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as southern superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have announced their entry into politics, actor R. Madhavan says he has no interest in foraying into the field. View More..

'Angyaathavaasi': Too cheesy to be ripped off from 'Largo Winch' (Movie Review: Rating *)

    Updated On : Jan 13,2018   12:40 pm
Film: 'Angyaathavaasi'; Director: Trivikram Srinivas; Starring: Pavan Kalyan, Anu Emmanuel, Keerthy Suresh, Khushboo; Rating: * View More..

Kamal says taking time to launch party to avoid mistakes

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   5:34 pm
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Giving a cinema analogy, actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his entry into politics, said on Thursday that like in cinema, in politics also there is a fear that a rival can run away with your script and produce a film before he can do it -- in what is seen as a veiled reference to his longtime friend and superstar Rajinikanth. View More..

Rajini, Kamal appear together at a function in KL

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   6:28 pm
Kuala Lumpur , Jan 6 (IANS) Amidst much excitement over their political entry, Tamil superstars Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan on Satuday appeared together on a public platform here. View More..

PETA urges Rajinikanth fans to avoid goat sacrifice

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   4:34 pm
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Friday urged fans of megastar Rajinikanth to avoid sacrificing goats at the Alagarkoil temple here to celebrate the actors entry into politics. View More..

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to share stage

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   2:40 pm
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth and veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will be seen together at the Natchathira Vizha 2018 festival in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. View More..