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

Sarath Kumar defends comments on Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   3:44 pm
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor-politician Sarath Kumar says his recent comments about his friend and superstar Rajinikanth have been "misinterpreted". View More..

Rajinikanth bats for Jallikattu

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   9:56 am
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday extended his support for Jallikattu, the popular and ancient bull-taming sport, played usually around Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. He said it must be held as it is part of Tamil culture. View More..

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy (Book Review)

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   10:58 am
Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399 View More..

Akshay shares glimpse of his film slate for 2017

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   5:22 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) On New Year's Day on Sunday, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar shared with his fans his line-up of films for the calendar year, asking them for love and luck. View More..

Five deleted scenes from 'Kabali' released

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   12:00 pm
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanth's "Kabali", one of the biggest grossing Tamil films of the year, on Saturday released five deleted scenes from the film as a special New Year surprise for the fans. View More..

Digitally re-mastered version of 'Baashha' impresses Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   11:58 am
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth is mighty pleased with the digitally re-mastered version of his iconic 1995 Tamil film "Baashha", which is gearing up for re-release next month. View More..

Rajinikanth's commitment amazes Resul Pookutty

    Updated On : Dec 27,2016   11:38 am
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is amazed by the commitment and virtuosity of superstar Rajinikanth, with whom he is working on upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o". View More..

Rajinikanth to start dubbing for '2.o'

    Updated On : Dec 26,2016   12:04 pm
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth will start dubbing for his portion in upcoming Tamil science-fiction action thriller "2.o" from Monday. The film, which is being made on a budget of Rs. 400 crore, is a sequel to his 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran". View More..

Talks still on for 'Mannan' remake: Lawrence

    Updated On : Dec 21,2016   11:14 am
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Raghava Lawrence plans to remake yet another popular yesteryear Rajinikanth's hit Tamil film "Mannan". He says talks are still premature as he is busy wrapping up upcoming Tamil horror-drama, "Shivalinga". View More..

Aamir reveals why Rajinikanth didn't dub for 'Dangal'

    Updated On : Dec 16,2016   7:10 pm
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actor-producer Aamir Khan says it was because megastar Rajinikanth's voice is very recognisable that he did not dub for the Tamil version of the forthcoming film "Dangal". View More..

Rajinikanth gives blessings to Dhanush for 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Dec 15,2016   6:08 pm
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth gave his blessings to his son-in-law and actor Dhanushs upcoming project "VIP 2", which went on floors on Thursday. View More..

Rajinikanth never forgot where he came from, says daughter (Lead, correcting intro)

    Updated On : Dec 12,2016   7:14 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) He worked as a bus conductor. And worked his way to be idolised in the country as a megastar. Actor Rajinikanth, who turned 66 on Monday, has not forgotten his roots and that helps him to be as down-to-earth as he is, says his daughter Soundarya. View More..

Rajinikanth never forgot where he came from, says daughter

    Updated On : Dec 12,2016   2:16 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) He worked as a bus conductor. And worked his way to be idolised in the country as a megastar. Actor Rajinikanth, who turned 65 on Monday, has not forgotten his roots and that helps him to be as down-to-earth as he is, says his daughter Soundarya. View More..

Big B wishes Rajinikanth greater glory, happiness on b'day

    Updated On : Dec 12,2016   11:10 am
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth turned 66 on Monday and megastar Amitabh Bachchan wished him greater glory, happiness and good health. View More..

Narendra Modi wishes Rajinikanth on his birthday

    Updated On : Dec 12,2016   11:10 am
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has wished superstar Rajinikanth on his 66th birthday on Monday. He wished Southern star a long life and good health. View More..

Akshay Kumar keen to play Dara Singh in biopic

    Updated On : Dec 10,2016   6:28 pm
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Saturday expressed his desire to play legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh onscreen if a biopic is ever made on the late icon. 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..