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

Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to cyclone Gaja rises to 33

    Updated On : Nov 17,2018   4:54 pm
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Gaja, which hit Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Friday, has increased to 33, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Saturday. View More..

Rajinikanth's 'Petta' confirmed as Pongal 2019 release

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   1:48 pm
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Sun Pictures, the makers of superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" on Wednesday announced that the film will hit the screens next year during the Pongal festival. View More..

Rajinikanth says he did not dub BJP as 'dangerous'

    Updated On : Nov 13,2018   6:02 pm
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he has not described the BJP as a dangerous party and it was for the people to decide whether it was such an organisation. View More..

If 10 parties gang up against BJP, then it shows who is strong: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 13,2018   3:58 pm
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said it was for the people to decide whether the BJP is a "dangerous" party but said if 10 parties are ranged against one, then it shows who is strong. View More..

BJP may be a dangerous party if opposition thinks so: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 12,2018   9:54 pm
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Monday said if the opposition parties feel BJP is dangerous, then it must be so. View More..

Faced with threat, Sarkar undergoes voluntary cuts, muting of dialogue

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   6:44 pm
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) With the ruling AIAMDK opposed to the Vijay-starring 'Sarkar' over certain scenes and a character's name, the producer and director of the Tamil movie have obtained CBFC's permission to voluntarily delete some visuals and mute some dialogues, said an official. View More..

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   2:28 am
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film. View More..

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   2:28 am
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film. View More..

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   2:28 am
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film. View More..

Shashaa Tirupati pays tribute to O.P. Nayyar

    Updated On : Nov 06,2018   3:44 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Singer Shashaa Tirupati has paid a musical tribute to the legendary composer O.P. Nayyar by working on his two famous songs "Kajra mohabbat wala" and "Ude jab jab zulfe". View More..

The '2: 0' trailer is nonsensical (Trailer Review)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2018   7:10 pm
Would you believe it if I told you Akshay Kumar is a cell-phone-hating monster (at least he is disguised to look disgusting) who vows to get rid of the cellphone from the face of the earth. View More..

Nearly Rs 600 crore spent on '2.0', says Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 03,2018   3:08 pm
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) The trailer of superstar Rajinikanth's forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama "2.0" was unveiled on Saturday at a grand event here. View More..

The importance of being Dhanush (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2018   12:36 pm
There is nothing more self-indulgent than a superstar at the pinnacle of his stardom trying to show the world that he isnt self-indulgent. View More..

'2.0' trailer to be launched on Nov 3

    Updated On : Oct 28,2018   6:16 pm
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) The trailer of the much-awaited "2.0", starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, will be out on November 3. View More..

Rajini welcomes SC verdict on Sabarimala, but says respect tradition

    Updated On : Oct 20,2018   7:44 pm
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, but cautioned against interfering with the traditions of temples. View More..

Never thought I will be a successful actor, star: Nawazuddin

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   10:30 pm
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui says while he studied theatre, the thought of becoming a "successful actor" or "star" never crossed his mind. View More..

My career has come full circle: Trisha on Rajinikanth's Petta'

    Updated On : Sep 30,2018   3:02 am
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress Trisha Krishnan, who teams up with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in upcoming Tamil actioner "Petta", feels her career has come full circle as she joins the film's sets from October 1 in Varanasi. View More..

Entire industry is an accomplice through silence: Tanushree Dutta on harassment

    Updated On : Sep 26,2018   7:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The ball for India's #MeToo movement could have started rolling a decade ago, had the industry not remained silent when she had first levelled harassment accusations against veteran actor Nana Patekar, says actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta. View More..

Entire industry is an accomplice through silence: Tanushree Dutta on harassment

    Updated On : Sep 26,2018   6:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The ball for India's #MeToo movement could have started rolling a decade ago, had the industry not remained silent when she had first levelled harassment accusations against veteran actor Nana Patekar, says actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta. View More..

Akshay, Rajinikanth battle face-to-face in '2.0' teaser

    Updated On : Sep 13,2018   10:48 am
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The teaser of director Shankar Shanmugham's upcoming film "2.0" shows an ultimate showdown between its two stars, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, who are seen as the "biggest rivals" battling it out between good and evil. View More..