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's 'Kaala Karikaalan' starts rolling

    Updated On : May 28,2017   10:48 am
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan" commenced here on Sunday. View More..

Designers should be in sync with global trends, says Rocky S

    Updated On : May 26,2017   2:36 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Popular designer Rocky S says it is important for the Indian fashion industry to evolve to ensure that designs are "in line with global trends". View More..

Kamal dodges question on Rajinikanth's political entry

    Updated On : May 26,2017   2:32 pm
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday dodged a question regarding his best friend and actor Rajinikanth's rumoured political entry. View More..

First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched

    Updated On : May 25,2017   9:30 pm
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan", on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith. View More..

Shatrughan offers to guide Rajinikanth in politics

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:36 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday supported Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's move to join politics. Sinha also advised him not to join any political party, instead let others join him. View More..

Rajinikanth's fans protest opposition to his political entry

    Updated On : May 23,2017   6:30 pm
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Fans of superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday held a rally here, condemning a fringe Tamil outfit opposing the actor's hint that he may join politics. View More..

Tamil outfit stages protest against Rajinikanth's entry into politics

    Updated On : May 22,2017   2:24 pm
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Activists of a Tamil fringe group on Monday staged protests near actor Rajinikanth's residence at Poes Garden here over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut. View More..

Protests near Rajinikanth's house, security beefed up

    Updated On : May 22,2017   1:14 pm
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Security was stepped up at superstar Rajinikanth's residence here on Monday amid protests by a fringe group over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut. View More..

Rajinikanth can meet PM if he wants: Naidu

    Updated On : May 21,2017   11:38 pm
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) There is no problem if Tamil superstar Rajinikanth wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. View More..

Political parties waiting and watching Rajinikanth's next move

    Updated On : May 19,2017   3:04 pm
New Delhi/Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday generally welcomed actor Rajinikanth's hints that he may join politics at an appropriate time but cautioned him that it may not be all that easy in public life. View More..

Am Tamil for 43 years, says Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 19,2017   1:22 pm
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth on Friday remained ambivalent on joining politics even as he insisted that he was very much a Tamil. View More..

At fan meet, Rajinikanth hints at political plunge

    Updated On : May 19,2017   11:34 am
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) In yet another ambivalent but explosive speech on Friday, superstar Rajinikanth hinted he might make the political plunge when the time comes. He also said that the system is corrupted despite the presence of good leaders. View More..

Already conveyed what I want to say: Rajinikanth on joining politics

    Updated On : May 17,2017   2:32 pm
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday yet again refused to clear doubts whether he was taking a plunge into politics. View More..

If God wills, I'll enter politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 15,2017   7:26 pm
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday kept his fans guessing on his entry into politics, saying if it is God's will, he will step into the arena. View More..

If God wills, I'll enter politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 15,2017   2:44 pm
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday kept his fans guessing on his entry into politics saying if it is God's will, he will step into the arena. View More..

If God willing, I will enter politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 15,2017   11:14 am
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday said he has no political aspirations but will consider taking the path if it's God's will. He also said if he enters politics, he will be truthful and won't entertain people who want to make money. View More..

Rajinikanth-Rajamouli combo will break 'Avatar' record: Alphonse

    Updated On : May 01,2017   11:54 am
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) Director Alphonse Puthren of "Premam" fame believes a film in the combination of S.S. Rajamouli and superstar Rajinikanth can beat the earnings of James Cameron's "Avatar" at the box office. View More..

'Baahubali 2' Indian cinema's pride: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Apr 30,2017   11:16 pm
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday described S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", which has already been adjudged a blockbuster, as Indian cinema's pride. He even saluted the whole team for their efforts. View More..

Vinod Khanna, superstar and BJP MP, is dead (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 27,2017   6:46 pm
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Vinod Khanna, a Bollywood superstar who later embraced politics, died here on Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, marking the end of an era in Hindi films. He was 70. View More..

Rajinikanth's '2.o' postponed to January next year

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   10:08 pm
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o", which was earlier scheduled to release for Diwali this year, has been postponed to January 25 next year, the makers announced on Friday. View More..