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

Signed 'Kaala' for just being part of a Rajinikanth film: Anjali

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   3:24 pm
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Actress Anjali Patil says she signed upcoming Tamil film "Kaala" to feel the sheer enthusiasm of being part of a superstar Rajinikanth-starrer. View More..

Kamal Haasan's apparent jibe at Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Oct 02,2017   5:10 pm
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) In what could be seen as a veiled jibe at Superstar Rajinikanth for his remarks that name and fame alone would not suffice for success in politics, thespian Kamal Haasan on Monday took to the social media to air his views. View More..

Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   2:06 pm
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Taking a dig at actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is on the verge of taking a political plunge, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said it takes more than just name, fame and money to succeed in politics. View More..

'Indian 2' on my mind for a long time: Shankar

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   9:40 am
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Shankar, who is all set to reunite with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan after two decades for the sequel to their highly successful 1996 Tamil film "Indian", says the idea to make the movie had been on his mind for a while. View More..

Be yourself, don't be afraid to stand-out: Huma Qureshi

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   6:16 am
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi believes its important to be yourself and advises all to not be afraid of standing out in the crowd. View More..

Pankaj Tripathi willing to work in TV shows with limited series

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi whose film "Newton" got selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2018, has worked in TV shows, theatre and films. However he has now decided to work on the small screen only if the show has good content and limited series. View More..

Fortunate, blessed to work with Rajinikanth, says Huma

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   5:30 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who will soon be seen with Superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming Tamil film "Kaala", feels fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity of working with the veteran actor. View More..

Prabhas extends support to Modi's Clean India campaign

    Updated On : Sep 29,2017   1:10 pm
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) "Baahubali" fame Prabhas on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachhata Hi Seva" movement, adding that he sees the Clean India campaign not as a duty but as a habit. View More..

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..