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

Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka trip following protest

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:38 pm
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) Following stiff opposition from Tamil outfits, megastar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced he has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme. He had also sought an appointment with the Sri Lankan President to discuss the fishermen's issue. View More..

'Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka might earn wrath of Tamil community'

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   11:22 am
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) The Liberation Panther Party aka Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has advised superstar Rajinikanth to re-consider his decision to visit Sri Lanka to inaugurate a housing scheme. They said it might earn him the wrath of the Tamil community. View More..

My support is for no one: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   10:42 am
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here. View More..

Rajinikanth to unveil housing scheme in Jaffna

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   9:58 am
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth will hand over keys to 150 homes built for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, according to a statement released by Lyca Productions. View More..

Rajinikanth wishes BJP candidate victory

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   7:20 pm
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth on Tuesday wished known Tamil composer and BJP candidate Gangai Amaran success in the by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from R.K. Nagar here. View More..

Deepika Padukone not part of Rajinikanth's next

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   11:52 am
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Director Pa. Ranjith has rubbished rumours that actress Deepika Padukone has been finalised as the heroine of his next yet-untitled Tamil project with superstar Rajinikanth. View More..

Appreciation from Rajinikanth sir means the world: Arun Vijay

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   12:42 pm
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Actor Arun Vijay's excitement knew no bounds when superstar Rajinikanth called and congratulated him on his performance from latest Tamil film "Kuttram 23". He said the appreciation meant the world to him. View More..

Rajinikanth's '2.o' nears completion

    Updated On : Mar 10,2017   12:08 pm
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil magnum opus "2.o" is inching closer to completion. Director Shankar on Friday revealed that a song and some patch work are the only pending portions. View More..

We stand united: Dhanush's sister

    Updated On : Mar 06,2017   12:28 pm
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) The sister of actor Dhanush says her family is undergoing a lot of agony over an elderly couple's claims that Dhanush is their long separated son. View More..

Ajay Devgn suggested 'Mirza Juuliet' film title (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Mar 04,2017   5:34 pm
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn had suggested the title "Mirza Juuliet" for a film which tells a unique love story, says the director. View More..

Surreal experience to watch 'Baasha' amidst fans: Aishwaryaa

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   11:14 pm
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwaryaa Dhanush on Friday described the experience of watching the re-release of her father's 1995 Tamil blockbuster "Baasha" amidst fans as truly "surreal". View More..

Rajinikanth's wife, daughter watch re-release of 'Baasha'

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   2:32 pm
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's 1995 Tamil actioner "Baasha" re-released in theatres on Friday, and the film's first audience were the 65-year-old actor's wife Latha Rajinikanth and daughter Aishwarya Dhanush. View More..

Dhanush finds friend in his mother-in-law

    Updated On : Mar 02,2017   1:06 pm
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Thursday sent birthday wishes to his mother-in-law Latha Rajinikanth, describing her as a "good friend". View More..

Twitter launches Valentine's Day #LoveHappens stickers

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   7:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched special Valentine's Day #LoveHappens stickers that represent various symbols of love for people to express their emotions in a fun way. View More..

Spiritualism gives you power: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Feb 05,2017   2:12 pm
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who is busy shooting for upcoming Tamil science-fiction action thriller "2.o", believes he's a spiritualist more than an actor. He says he will place spiritualism above fame, money and name because spiritual power is unmatchable. View More..

Sarath Kumar defends comments on Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   3:44 pm
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor-politician Sarath Kumar says his recent comments about his friend and superstar Rajinikanth have been "misinterpreted". View More..

Rajinikanth bats for Jallikattu

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   9:56 am
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday extended his support for Jallikattu, the popular and ancient bull-taming sport, played usually around Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. He said it must be held as it is part of Tamil culture. View More..

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy (Book Review)

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   10:58 am
Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399 View More..

Akshay shares glimpse of his film slate for 2017

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   5:22 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) On New Year's Day on Sunday, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar shared with his fans his line-up of films for the calendar year, asking them for love and luck. View More..

Five deleted scenes from 'Kabali' released

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   12:00 pm
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanth's "Kabali", one of the biggest grossing Tamil films of the year, on Saturday released five deleted scenes from the film as a special New Year surprise for the fans. View More..