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.



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Four more districts declared open defecation-free

    Updated On : Sep 24,2017   5:52 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Four more districts were on Sunday declared open defecation free (ODF) after eight days of "Swacchata Hi Seva" campaign, taking the number of total ODF districts in the country to 201. View More..

Rajinikanth, Rajamouli extend support to Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   4:28 pm
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Friday extended full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement. View More..

Rajinikanth extends support to PM Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   11:24 am
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement, adding that "cleanliness is godliness". View More..

Will join Rajinikanth if he enters politics: Kamal Haasan

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   11:20 am
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, amidst news that he is planning to launch his own party, has said he would be willing to join hands with superstar Rajinikanth if he takes the political plunge. View More..

'Kaala' could be Ranjith's fastest shot film

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   2:44 pm
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) As much as 70 per cent of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" has been completed. The pace at which it is being shot could make it the fastest shot film in director Pa. Ranjith's career, a source has said. View More..

Tamil actor Vijay meets Anitha's parents, expresses condolences

    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   2:28 pm
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay met the parents of Anitha, the Dalit girl who spearheaded the fight against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exam and committed suicide when she failed to join the MBBS course. View More..

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan express grief over Anitha's death

    Updated On : Sep 02,2017   11:56 am
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) The suicide of Anitha, the dalit girl who spearheaded the fight against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exam, has sent shock waves across Tamil Nadu. Superstars such as Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have expressed grief over the incident. View More..

TN girl who fought against NEET commits suicide, leaders condemn state, Centre

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   9:02 pm
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) With her dreams of becoming a doctor dashed owing to a low score in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), S. Anitha, who fought against the common entry test for medical colleges, committed suicide on Friday, said police citing her family. View More..

Rajinikanth's daughter evasive on his political plunge

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   5:16 pm
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is unsure about her father superstar Rajinikanth's entry into politics, says he will decide when it's time. View More..

Blessed to have directed dad once: Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   3:22 pm
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth says she is not sure if she will work with her father superstar Rajinikanth once again, but she considers herself extremely blessed to have directed him in her film "Kochadaiiyaan". View More..

'Vivegam': All about Ajith's stardom (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   11:44 am
Film: "Vivegam"; Director: Siva; Language: Tamil; Director: Siva; Cast: Ajith, Kajal Aggarwal, Vivek Oberoi, Akshara Haasan and Karunakaran; Rating: ** View More..

'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   7:00 pm
Film: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2 View More..

Would love to direct 'VIP 3', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   11:52 am
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer "VIP 2", director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the "VIP" franchise. View More..

Italian actress in Indian music video wants to break cultural barriers

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion has worked in the American TV show "The Young Pope" with actor Jude Law, featured in Hindi film "Dobaara: See Your Evil" and can now be seen in musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee's music video "Aainda". View More..

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth attend DMK function

    Updated On : Aug 10,2017   7:30 pm
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The two big stars of the Tamil movie world, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, on Thursday attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of DMK mouthpiece, Tamil daily Murasoli. View More..

South India film employees' federation calls off strike

    Updated On : Aug 03,2017   4:36 pm
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) on Thursday called off its strike over revising the daily wages of its members. View More..

Rajinikanth wants FEFSI strike to end soon

    Updated On : Aug 02,2017   2:30 pm
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday urged the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) to call off its strike over revising the daily wages of its members. View More..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   8:10 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Tuesday confirmed that his forthcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2" will hit the screens on August 11. View More..

Rajinikanth terms 'Vikram Vedha' a 'class film'

    Updated On : Jul 27,2017   11:20 am
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has described latest Tamil crime thriller "Vikram Vedha", which stars R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead, a "mass film made with so much class". View More..

Talent matters, Soundarya Rajinikanth on nepotism (Lead, correcting para 2)

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing her brother-in-law Dhanush in the upcoming film "VIP 2 - Lalkar", says talent matters in the world of showbiz regardless of the background the artistes come from. View More..