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 supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   12:12 pm
Chennai, July 15 (IANS) At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday came out in support of it. View More..

'2.0' to release on November 29

    Updated On : Jul 11,2018   11:26 am
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actors Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0" will hit the screens on November 29. View More..

SC orders Rajinikath's wife to face trial for not repaying loan

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   7:46 pm
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Latha Rajinikanth, the wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth, will face trial in a case relating to non-payment of outstanding amount of Rs 6.2 crore to an advertising agency, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Karnataka High Court order that had quashed the criminal proceedings against her. View More..

Rajinikanth twist in 'The Fault In Our Stars' Indian remake

    Updated On : Jul 09,2018   1:22 pm
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A mask with Rajinikanth's face covers the back of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's head in a poster of the Bollywood remake of "The Fault In Our Stars", which has been titled "Kizie Aur Manny". View More..

SC pulls up Rajinikath's wife for not repaying loan

    Updated On : Jul 03,2018   9:30 pm
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Latha Rajinikanth, the wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth, for not complying with its order and her undertaking to repay the outstanding amount of Rs 6.2 crore to an advertising agency. View More..

Pankaj Tripathi talks about latest 'trend' in Bollywood

    Updated On : Jun 10,2018   5:36 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi says that whenever a big film releases, there is always some or the other controversy surrounding it. He sees this as a trend. View More..

'Kaala': Realistic guide to dirty side of slum redevelopment (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   12:20 pm
Film: "Kaala"; Director: Pa.Ranjith; Cast: Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil; Rating: *** View More..

Kaala Is Rajinikant's Nemesis, And Ours (Film Review)

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   12:08 am
Film: Kaala Kaarikalan (Tamil dubbed in Hindi); Director: by Pa Ranjith; Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eswari Rao, Anjali Patil; Rating: **(2 Stars) View More..

'Kaala' screened in Bengaluru after protesters whisked away

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   10:20 pm
Bengaluru, June 7 (IANS) The multilingual "Kaala" film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was shown from Thursday evening in a dozen theatres and six multiplexes here amid tight security after protesters were whisked away and detained, police said. View More..

'Kaala' released in TN amid fanfare

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   6:42 pm
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Dancing to drum beats, bursting firecrackers, cutting cakes and pouring milk over their hero's banner is how fans of actor Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu celebrated the release of his much awaited film "Kaala" on Thursday. View More..

Karnataka theatres avoid screening 'Kaala' amid protests

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   1:54 pm
Bengaluru, June 7 (IANS) Single-screen theatres and multiplexes across Karnataka on Thursday avoided screening the multi-lingual "Kaala" film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth amid vociferous protests by pro-Kannada activists against his remarks on the Cauvery river water issue. View More..

'Kaala' records lowest ever opening for Rajinikanth film

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   12:32 pm
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) In what could be perceived as a shocking setback to the Rajinikanth legend, his latest release "Kaala" has opened to an underwhelming response. View More..

Karnataka theatres avoid screening 'Kaala' amid protests

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   12:28 pm
Bengaluru, June 7 (IANS) Single screen theatres and multiplexes across Karnataka on Thursday avoided screening the multi-lingual "Kaala" film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth amid vociferous protests by pro-Kannada activists against his remarks on the Cauvery river water issue. View More..

Aamir Khan is a 'huge' Rajinikanth fan

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   12:22 pm
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan says he is a huge fan of Tamil megastar Rajinikanth and cannot wait to watch his latest release "Kaala". View More..

'Kaala' releases in TN amid fanfare

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   11:16 am
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Dancing to drum rolls, bursting fire crackers, cutting cakes is how fans of actor Rajinikanth celebrated the release of film "Kaala" in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. View More..

Vishal Krishna saves Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' from catastrophe

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   10:40 am
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Vishal Krishna, who is cresting the box office with his Tamil/Telugu digital-crime thriller "Irumbhai Thirai"/"Abhimanyudu", has proved to be a real-life hero for superstar Rajinikanth by averting a major digital crime just in time by getting an overzealous Thalaiva fan arrested in Singapore while he was pirating "Kaala". View More..

Frenzied reception for Rajinikanth in north Bengal hills

    Updated On : Jun 06,2018   9:54 pm
Siliguri, June 6 (IANS) A frenzied, thousand strong crowd wildly cheered and called out his name as Tamil superstar Rajinikanth stepped out of the airport terminal at Bagdogra near here on Wednesday on his first shooting assignment in the northern West Bengal hills. View More..

SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 06,2018   3:28 pm
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the release of Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film "Kaala" saying that it cannot put on hold the screening just a day ahead of its release. View More..

'Who are you?', Thoothukudi youth asks Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 30,2018   10:30 pm
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday perhaps faced the most embrassing question of his life from a injured youth in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, who asked "Who are you?" View More..

TN would become graveyard if protests held for everything: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : May 30,2018   6:42 pm
Chennai/Thoothukudi, May 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu would turn into a graveyard if people start protesting on every issue, said actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday. View More..