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

No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   10:34 pm
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics. View More..

Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   10:46 am
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. View More..

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth win NTR Award

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   8:10 pm
Amaravati, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Rao have bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. View More..

Always been a dream to work with Rajinikanth: Rocky Star (Lead, correcting para 9)

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   7:42 pm
New Delhi Nov 8 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star, who is styling Rajinikanth for his upcoming film "2.0", says that working with the megastar was a dream come true as he has always been in awe of him. View More..

Always been a dream to work with Rajinikanth: Rocky Star

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   4:36 pm
New Delhi Nov 8 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star, who is styling Rajinikanth for his upcoming film "2.O", says that working with the megastar was a dream come true as he has always been in awe of him. View More..

Akshay looks evil in '2.0' new poster

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   5:00 pm
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Scary, evil and ghoulish are some words that can describe actor Akshay Kumar's look in the new poster of megastar Rajinikanth-starrer "2.0". View More..

Younger generation forgetting Indian tradition, culture: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   3:08 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth, who attended the grand audio launch of his upcoming 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" with the cast and crew here, said he feels sad that the younger generation of India is forgetting our culture and tradition. View More..

Bollywood has lot to learn from southern cinema: Akshay Kumar

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   2:48 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film "2.0" here, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. View More..

Tamannaah to copy Rajinikanth on 'Lip Sing Battle'

    Updated On : Oct 27,2017   8:02 am
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia will copy superstar Rajinikanth on TV show "Lip Sing Battle". View More..

Not Tamil, it's an Indian film: Shankar on '2.0'

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   5:42 pm
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS) Filmmaker S. Shankar, here with the team of his 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" for a grand audio launch, says he wants it to be known as an Indian film instead of a Tamil project. View More..

Well done: Rajinikanth to 'Mersal' team

    Updated On : Oct 23,2017   10:32 am
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth, who has been hinting at a political debut, has extended support to the team of controversial movie "Mersal" for addressing an "important topic". View More..

Amy wraps '2.0', in Canada to shoot 'Supergirl'

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson, who has wrapped work on Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0", is now in Canada to shoot a new episode for superhero action-adventure television series "Supergirl". View More..

'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   12:42 pm
Film: "Mersal"; Language: Tamil; Director: Atlee; Cast: Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyaraj; Rating:***(3 stars) View More..

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..