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

Hot air balloon promotion for Rajinikanth's '2.o'

    Updated On : Jun 25,2017   11:38 am
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Lyca Productions, the makers of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o", are pushing the envelope as they begin the promotional campaign for the Indian film. View More..

Kajol-Dhanush's 'VIP 2' is 'VIP 2 (Lalkar)' in Hindi

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   5:06 pm
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The makers of the Kajol-Dhanush starrer "VIP 2" have decided to use another title for the Hindi version of their movie titled "VIP 2 (Lalkar)". View More..

Will inform when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   11:42 am
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised. View More..

Rajinikath preparing to enter politics, says TN Hindu party chief

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   8:42 pm
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Hindu Makkal Katchi President Arjun Sampath on Monday said he has urged superstar Rajinikanth to join politics and was told he was "in preparation" for it. View More..

My kids are thrilled about my role in 'Kaala': Eswari Rao

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   11:04 am
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Eswari Rao is extremely tight-lipped about her character in superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", but she says her kids and family are thrilled for her. View More..

Thrilled to be working with Rajinikanth sir: Aravind Akash

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   1:40 pm
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Aravind Akash, who plays a Marathi policeman in Pa. Ranjith-directed upcoming Tamil film "Kaala", says he is thrilled to be teaming up with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in his career. View More..

Huma not paired with Rajinikanth in 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   12:54 pm
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who is making her Tamil cinema debut with upcoming gangster drama "Kaala", will not be seen playing superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in the film, an informed source said. View More..

Nana Patekar plays the antagonist in 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   11:52 am
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Actor Nana Patekar will be seen playing the main antagonist in superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", a source said. View More..

Rajinikanth completes shooting Mumbai portion of 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   4:22 pm
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has wrapped up shooting his portion in the Mumbai schedule of upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", a source said. View More..

No clarity over inclusion of Mammootty in 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 05,2017   11:32 am
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil film "Kaala" haven't reacted to rumours about Malayalam megastar Mammootty being part of the project, which is being directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Dhanush. View More..

Pankaj Tripathi to play cop in Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 04,2017   6:34 pm
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi is happy to land the role of a policeman in Tamil film "Kaala" which features his "idol" Rajinikanth as a slum lord-turned-gangster. View More..

Huma Qureshi in work mode for 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 01,2017   2:48 pm
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who makes her Tamil debut with upcoming film "Kaala", says she is slowly becoming the character she essays in the Rajinikanth-starrer. View More..

'Kaala' great opportunity to prove myself: Sakshi

    Updated On : May 31,2017   11:50 am
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Aggarwal, who has landed a key role in superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil actioner "Kaala", believes it's a golden opportunity to prove herself in a big film. View More..

Celebrities pay rich tribute to Dasari Narayana Rao

    Updated On : May 30,2017   10:18 pm
Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) Popular stars such as Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Mahesh Babu on Tuesday expressed their condolences on the passing away of well-known Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao. View More..

Rajinikanth's jeep from 'Kaala' may be preserved in museum

    Updated On : May 30,2017   1:42 pm
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's jeep from his upcoming Tamil film "Kaala", being directed by Pa. Ranjith, will be given to businessman Anand Mahindra for a planned auto museum upon completion of the entire shoot, its producer Dhanush said. View More..

Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' starts rolling

    Updated On : May 28,2017   10:48 am
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan" commenced here on Sunday. View More..

Designers should be in sync with global trends, says Rocky S

    Updated On : May 26,2017   2:36 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Popular designer Rocky S says it is important for the Indian fashion industry to evolve to ensure that designs are "in line with global trends". View More..

Kamal dodges question on Rajinikanth's political entry

    Updated On : May 26,2017   2:32 pm
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday dodged a question regarding his best friend and actor Rajinikanth's rumoured political entry. View More..

First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched

    Updated On : May 25,2017   9:30 pm
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan", on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith. View More..

Shatrughan offers to guide Rajinikanth in politics

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:36 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday supported Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's move to join politics. Sinha also advised him not to join any political party, instead let others join him. View More..