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, Kamal wish speedy recovery to Jayalalithaa

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   1:03 pm
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth and veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Hassan have wished a speedy recovery to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to a hospital here after she had fever and suffered from dehydration. View More..

Amy Jackson struggled with acne problem

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   2:12 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Amy Jackson, who has been roped in as the face of Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash, says she had an acne problem as a young girl and tried for a pimple-free face back then. View More..

Rajinikanth's daughter appointed AWBI brand ambassador

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   8:58 pm
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Soundarya Ashwin, elder daughter of superstar Rajinikanth and most known for directing her father in India's first motion capture 3D film "Kochadaiiyaan", has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). View More..

Amy Jackson to walk at London Fashion Week

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   2:16 pm
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Amy Jackson will walk the ramp as a showstopper for Welsh designer Jayne Pierson at the London Fashion Week. View More..

Rajinikanth watches Mohanlal's 'Oppam' at special show

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   12:52 pm
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth watched Mohanlal's latest Malayalam crime drama "Oppam" at a special screening at his residence, a source said. View More..

Rajinikanth is kalyug's Duryodhana, am Karna: Mohan Babu

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   10:14 pm
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran actor M. Mohan Babu, who met his long-time friend and actor Rajinikanth at his residence here, says the 65-year-old star looks like a king and he called him a modern-day Duryodhana. View More..

Docu-drama on Mother Teresa to be shot in Kolkata

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   5:42 pm
Lonavla, Sep 3 (IANS) On Mother Teresa's canonisation on Sunday, key parts of "The Mother", a new docu-drama on the global icon who dedicated her life to the poor, will be shot in Kolkata, where she arrived in 1929 and where she founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1948. View More..

Dhanush, Rajinikanth will team up for 'Kabali 2'

    Updated On : Aug 30,2016   12:42 pm
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Dhanush's next production venture featuring superstar Rajinikanth will reportedly be a sequel to Tamil action-drama "Kabali", according to a well-placed source. View More..

Dhanush to produce Rajinikanth's next film

    Updated On : Aug 29,2016   11:54 pm
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Monday announced that superstar Rajinikanth's next outing after Tamil science-fiction actioner "2.o" will be in his production. View More..

Kamal Haasan is Sivaji of our generation: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 22,2016   1:06 pm
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth has congratulated his good friend and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on being conferred the French honour Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Letters (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). He referred to him as the Sivaji Ganesan of this generation. View More..

Rajinikanth heaps praise on Sindhu

    Updated On : Aug 20,2016   12:22 pm
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth has showered praise on Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who ended her Rio 2016 Olympic campaign by winning a silver medal in the women's singles badminton event. View More..

When Dhoni posed like Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 18,2016   3:08 pm
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in his latest photograph on Instagram, attempted to copy the pose of superstar Rajinikanth from his latest Tamil film "Kabali". View More..

Rajinikanth lauds Tamil film 'Joker'

    Updated On : Aug 18,2016   11:24 am
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) After impressing audiences and critics alike, Tamil socio-political drama "Joker" has won over superstar Rajinikanth, who has termed it a "brilliant film". View More..

Rajinikanth to start shooting for '2.o' this month

    Updated On : Aug 15,2016   12:58 pm
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who was out of action for nearly two months, will be back on the sets of upcoming Tamil sci-fi action drama "2.o" later this month. View More..

Clothes will indicate passage of time in 'Vada Chennai': Amritha Ram

    Updated On : Aug 15,2016   12:14 pm
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Fashion designer Amritha Ram, who is busy working on Dhanush-starrer upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai", says the costumes of the actors in the film will play a pivotal role in indicating the passage of time. View More..

Southern filmdom mourns Panchu Arunachalam's demise

    Updated On : Aug 09,2016   5:36 pm
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Tamil filmdom plunged into gloom on Tuesday over the passing away of popular writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam, who was known for taking superstar Rajinikanth to the masses. He was 75. View More..

Popular writer, producer Panchu Arunachalam dead

    Updated On : Aug 09,2016   2:48 pm
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Well known Tamil writer and producer Panchu Arunachalam, who has been credited for taking megastar Rajinikanth to the masses, breathed his last here on Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 75. View More..

'Kabali' soars high in north India

    Updated On : Jul 29,2016   6:20 pm
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer action drama "Kabali" is not only enjoying a successful run in south India, but in north India as well. The Hindi version of the film has minted Rs 28 crore in north India since its release. View More..

Don't want to be known as Dalit filmmaker: 'Kabali' director

    Updated On : Jul 29,2016   12:48 pm
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Director Pa. Ranjith, basking in the success of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama "Kabali", says he addresses caste inequalities in his films because he was affected by it and hence, shouldn't be viewed as a Dalit filmmaker. View More..

'Kabali' mints over Rs 200 crore worldwide; Rajinikanth thanks fans

    Updated On : Jul 26,2016   8:38 pm
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama "Kabali" on Tuesday entered the Rs 200 crore club worldwide and an elated superstar thanked fans and everybody else associated with the film for the grand success. View More..