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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Cho, a legend in Tamil cinema and literature, is dead (Roundup)

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   8:08 pm
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Comedian actor, political satirist and editor Cho Ramaswamy, a legend in his own right, died here early on Wednesday, just a day after viewing on TV the burial of his old friend J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

Rajinikanth, Suriya pay last respects to Cho Ramaswamy

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   10:34 am
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth and actors Ajith and Suriya were among the first celebrities from Tamil filmdom to pay homage to well-known actor, playwright and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy, who breathed his last here on Wednesday. View More..

Tributes flood for Jayalalithaa across political spectrum

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   7:46 pm
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) For one who was only a regional politician, albeit with national ambitions, the country's Who's Who in politics paid tributes on Tuesday to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

Rajinikanth, Dhanush mourn Jayalalithaa

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   12:36 pm
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and popular actors Vijay and Dhanush paid their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who died here on Monday night. View More..

Tamil film industry mourns J. Jayalalithaa's death

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   7:32 am
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Tamil filmdom paid rich tributes to veteran movie star turned politician J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away here on Monday at the age of 68, with superstar Rajinikanth describing her as a brave daughter. View More..

Rajinikanth injured while shooting for '2.o'

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   8:52 am
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth suffered a minor injury on the sets of his upcoming Tamil science-fiction action-thriller "2.o" here. According to a source, he fell and hurt one of his knees. View More..

Rajinikanth a quiet, humble person, says Amy Jackson

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   12:14 am
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Amy Jackson who will be seen sharing the screen with Rajinikanth in upcoming film "2.0" says the superstar is a quiet and humble person. View More..

Sanchita plays a Rajinikanth fan in 'Enkitta Mothathe'

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   11:32 am
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Sanchita Shetty will be seen as a staunch Rajinikanth fan in upcoming Tamil drama "Enkitta Mothathe", which also stars cinematographer-actor Nataraj Subramaniam and Parvathy Nair in the lead. View More..

Akshay's evil look in '2.0' wows celebs

    Updated On : Nov 21,2016   2:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Amazing, awesome and fabulous are some of the words used by a few Bollywood celebrities to praise actor Akshay Kumar's evil look in the upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner "2.0". View More..

'2.o' prestigious film for Indian cinema: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   9:22 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth believes his upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner "2.o" is not a prestigious film just for its makers but for the entire Indian cinema. View More..

Akshay Kumar real hero of '2.o', says Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   8:28 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said he was quite tempted to play Akshay Kumar's role in his upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner "2.o". He said Akshay is the real hero of the film. View More..

Came uninvited just to meet Rajinikanth: Salman

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   7:30 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan, who attended the first look launch of Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner "2.o", said he wasn't invited but he still came just to meet the Tamil superstar. View More..

First look of Akshay's character in '2.o' revealed

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   6:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar on Sunday unveiled the first-look poster of his character from superstar Rajinikanths "2.o". In the film, hes believed to be playing a character called Crow Man, the result of an experiment gone wrong. View More..

Soundarya Rajinikanth to direct Dhanush in 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   2:58 pm
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Dhanush and Soundarya Rajinikanth on Thursday announced they are collaborating for the sequel to the 2014 Tamil action drama "Vella Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP". View More..

Modi calls upon people for a corruption-free India

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   2:38 pm
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Terming his government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes as a "historic step to fight corruption", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon people to work together for a corruption-free India. View More..

Film celebrities laud Modi's 'masterstroke' of demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   11:44 am
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) From megastars Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan to the young crop of actors like Anushka Sharma and Sidharth Malhotra have hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes to to curb black money. View More..

Honour to remake Rajinikanth's film: Lawrence

    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   1:34 pm
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who will be producing and also starring in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Rajinikanth's 1982 film "Moondru Mugam", says it will be an honour to star in the remake of the 65-year-old superstar's film. View More..

Rajinikanth's '2.o' might feature only one song

    Updated On : Oct 31,2016   12:54 pm
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth starrer Tamil science fiction action-drama "2.o", a sequel to 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran", will most likely feature only one song, a source said. View More..

No medical bulletin about Jayalalithaa's condition for sixth day

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   10:56 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) As suspense continued about the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa admitted to Apollo Hospitals last month, there was no medical bulletin about her health from the hospital for sixth consecutive day. View More..

Rajinikanth visits hospital to enquire about Jaya's health

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   9:14 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth along with his daughter Aishwarya Dhanush visited Apollo Hospitals here on Sunday where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment, to enquire about her current health condition. View More..