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 '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..

Rajinikanth wishes Tendulkar for biopic

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   11:22 pm
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday extended his wishes to former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his upcoming biographical documentary "Sachin: A Billion Dreams". View More..

Aamir's 'Secret Superstar' to clash with Rajinikanth's '2.o'

    Updated On : Apr 09,2017   4:38 pm
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" will lock horns with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer "2.o" at the box office when the films will make their way to theatres over the Diwali weekend, says the spokesperson of "Secret Superstar". View More..

Difficult to take pictures with every fan: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Apr 08,2017   3:52 pm
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday called off his meeting with fans as he finds it very difficult to click pictures with every fan. View More..

Malaysian PM's India visit: A deeper meaning behind the MoUs (Comment)

    Updated On : Apr 08,2017   12:22 pm
On March 30, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in Chennai for an official visit following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. View More..

Rajinikanth casts vote at Producers Council poll

    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   1:22 pm
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth was among the first stars on Sunday to cast his vote in the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council election here. View More..

Learning so much from Dhanush: Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   12:26 pm
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who has teamed up with actor Dhanush in upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", says she has learnt a lot from her brother-in-law. View More..

Nadigar Sangam building is our long-time dream: Actor Nasser

    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   11:28 am
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Veteran Tamil film actor Nasser says it has been a long-time desire that Nadigar Sangam -- the South Indian Artistes Association -- has a building of its own. He is glad that the foundation for the construction of a new building has been laid here. View More..

Am not joining politics, says Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 31,2017   7:08 pm
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth on Friday said -- although not in so many words -- that he is not joining politics. View More..

Malaysian PM meets superstar Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 31,2017   1:36 pm
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak met superstar Rajinikanth at his residence here on Friday. View More..

Ram Gopal Varma trashes Pawan Kalyan's film, personal life

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   1:18 pm
Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Ram Gopal Varma has earned the wrath of actor Pawan Kalyan's fans after the filmmaker went on to criticise the star's latest Telugu outing "Katamarayudu", while also targeting his personal life and family. View More..

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..