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 condemns TN government's 'careless attitude'

    Updated On : May 23,2018   5:14 pm
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday condemned the Tamil Nadu's government's "careless attitude" and "unlawful police firing" at the anti-Sterlite copper smelter plant protesters in Tuticorin. View More..

Hope Kamal, Rajini worked out their political screenplays before taking plunge: Shatrughan Sinha

    Updated On : May 17,2018   12:34 pm
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The intrepid BJP politician Shatrughan Sinha has a word of advice for his friends Rajinikant and Kamal Haasan who have announced their entry into politics. View More..

Dhanush walks the red carpet in Cannes

    Updated On : May 15,2018   11:54 am
Cannes, May 15 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush walked the red carpet at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his maiden Hollywood venture "The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir". View More..

TN to study Cauvery scheme, opposition voices concern

    Updated On : May 14,2018   10:38 pm
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Even as the Tamil Nadu government said it would first study the Cauvery Draft Water Management Scheme submitted by the Centre in the Supreme Court on Monday, major state parties voiced opposition to the scheme. View More..

`Modi-Rajinikanth combine would do good for TN'

    Updated On : May 10,2018   12:14 am
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) The combination of actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth and Prime Minister Modi would be good for Tamil Nadu, said 'Thuglak' magazine Editor S.Gurumurthy. View More..

Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi to act together

    Updated On : Apr 26,2018   1:12 pm
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Vijay Sethupathi will be seen sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in a yet-untitled film. View More..

Tamil New Year celebrated with traditional fervour

    Updated On : Apr 14,2018   10:54 am
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) People across Tamil Nadu welcomed the Tamil New Year or "Vilambi" with traditional fervor. View More..

Rajinikanth denounces violence against policemen

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   1:40 pm
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday said assault on policemen on duty should be nipped in the bud. View More..

Cauvery row: Tamil movie industry observes silent protest

    Updated On : Apr 08,2018   2:10 pm
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Tamil film fraternity led by veteran actors-turned-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on Sunday observed a silent protest demanding the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC). View More..

Tamil Nadu parties attack Centre over Cauvery

    Updated On : Mar 29,2018   7:54 pm
Chennai/New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Opposition parties and farmers organisations in Tamil Nadu erupted in anger over the Central government's moves to seek clarifications from the Supreme Court whether it had directed constitution of a Cauvery Management Board as the deadline for the purpose expired on Thursday. View More..

Cauvery row: As SC deadline approaches, TN CM holds meetings

    Updated On : Mar 29,2018   6:12 pm
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) With the Supreme Court deadline to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) approaching, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the next course of action on the river water sharing issue. View More..

Prabhudheva not dancing in 'Mercury', says director

    Updated On : Mar 29,2018   4:38 pm
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Director Karthik Subbaraj says iconic dancer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva will not be seen dancing in their film "Mercury". View More..

Not BJP, only God and people behind me: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   5:22 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, who had declared he would follow the philosophy of spiritual politics, on Tuesday said only God and people were behind him and not the BJP. View More..

Rajinikanth ensured I ate on time: Pankaj Tripathi

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   6:34 pm
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Actor Panjak Tripathi, who will next be seen in Rajinikanth-starrer "Kaala", says the megastar would ensure that he ate on time and regularly checked up on him when they shot for the movie together. View More..

Huma Qureshi disses airport looks trend (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Mar 15,2018   4:52 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi is not in favour of the airport looks trend. View More..

Not become a full-time politician: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   3:40 pm
Rishikesh, March 13 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he has still not become a full-time politician and his ongoing spiritual trip to the Himalayas was to "realise oneself". View More..

Rajinikanth visits Jammu on 'spiritual journey'

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   9:28 pm
Jammu, March 11 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth arrived here on Sunday on what he called his "spiritual journey in the Himalayas". View More..

No leadership vacuum in TN, Stalin tells Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Mar 06,2018   6:00 pm
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday rejected actor Rajinikanth's view of a leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu and demanded that BJP leader H. Raja should be arrested for his derogatory comments over iconic leader Periyar. View More..

`Rajini wants Tamil children to call their parents Mummy, Daddy'

    Updated On : Mar 06,2018   2:04 pm
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Rajinikanth wants children to call their parents Mummy and Daddy and not Amma and Appa, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday. View More..

Rajinikanth says he can offer MGR rule

    Updated On : Mar 05,2018   10:26 pm
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Monday said he can provide the rule of AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) and also fill the leadership void that exists in Tamil Nadu. View More..