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 praises 'The Answer'

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   4:32 pm
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth has praised the Victor Banerjee-starrer "The Answer", which traces the life of yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda's late American devotee James Donald Walters -- popularly known as Swami Kriyananda. View More..

Rajinikanth politically immature: Jayakumar

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   3:30 pm
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday said actor Rajinikanth did not know the state's political history and was politically immature after he converted a condolence meeting for DMK President M. Karunanidhi to launch himself as a full-time politician. View More..

Those opposing developmental projects have terror links: Modi

    Updated On : Aug 13,2018   11:18 pm
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in states. View More..

Should DMK-AIADMK refashion their strategy?

    Updated On : Aug 13,2018   2:52 pm
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) As the DMK prepares for life after its late President M. Karunanidhi, questions have cropped up whether the party and AIADMK should refashion their core strategy in the void left by him and his arch rival J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

Karunanidhi laid to rest on Marina by his mentor's side (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 08,2018   7:32 pm
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C.N. Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach here on Wednesday after his party clinched a midnight legal battle as lakhs of commoners wept, pushed and jostled for space to bid adieu to their leader, causing a stampede that killed two mourners and injured many. View More..

Nation pays homage to Karunanidhi amid legal battle

    Updated On : Aug 08,2018   9:58 am
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tens of thousands of emotionally charged people from all over Tamil Nadu on Wednesday paid homage to DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi even as his party battled legally with the state government for a burial place at the Marina Beach here. View More..

TN Governor, CM, Deputy CM pay last respects to Karunanidhi

    Updated On : Aug 08,2018   8:26 am
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam paid their last respects to DMK President M. Karunanidhi here on Wednesday. View More..

Karunanidhi's body kept at Rajaji Hall for public, leaders to pay respects

    Updated On : Aug 08,2018   6:54 am
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) A large number of people have gathered outside the Rajaji Hall here to pay their last respects to DMK President M.Karunanidhi, who died on Tuesday evening due to age related ailments. View More..

Tamil political leaders condole death of Karunanidhi

    Updated On : Aug 07,2018   9:54 pm
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Leaders in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday condoled the death of former Chief Minister and DMK President M. Karunanidhi. View More..

'SOTY 2' release date changed to May 10, 2019

    Updated On : Jul 30,2018   6:28 pm
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Karan Johar's production "Student Of The Year 2" will now release on May 10, 2019 instead of November 23 this year. View More..

Rajinikanth supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   12:12 pm
Chennai, July 15 (IANS) At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday came out in support of it. View More..

'2.0' to release on November 29

    Updated On : Jul 11,2018   11:26 am
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actors Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0" will hit the screens on November 29. View More..

SC orders Rajinikath's wife to face trial for not repaying loan

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   7:46 pm
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Latha Rajinikanth, the wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth, will face trial in a case relating to non-payment of outstanding amount of Rs 6.2 crore to an advertising agency, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Karnataka High Court order that had quashed the criminal proceedings against her. View More..

Rajinikanth twist in 'The Fault In Our Stars' Indian remake

    Updated On : Jul 09,2018   1:22 pm
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A mask with Rajinikanth's face covers the back of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's head in a poster of the Bollywood remake of "The Fault In Our Stars", which has been titled "Kizie Aur Manny". View More..

SC pulls up Rajinikath's wife for not repaying loan

    Updated On : Jul 03,2018   9:30 pm
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Latha Rajinikanth, the wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth, for not complying with its order and her undertaking to repay the outstanding amount of Rs 6.2 crore to an advertising agency. View More..

Pankaj Tripathi talks about latest 'trend' in Bollywood

    Updated On : Jun 10,2018   5:36 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi says that whenever a big film releases, there is always some or the other controversy surrounding it. He sees this as a trend. View More..

'Kaala': Realistic guide to dirty side of slum redevelopment (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   12:20 pm
Film: "Kaala"; Director: Pa.Ranjith; Cast: Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil; Rating: *** View More..

Kaala Is Rajinikant's Nemesis, And Ours (Film Review)

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   12:08 am
Film: Kaala Kaarikalan (Tamil dubbed in Hindi); Director: by Pa Ranjith; Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eswari Rao, Anjali Patil; Rating: **(2 Stars) View More..

'Kaala' screened in Bengaluru after protesters whisked away

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   10:20 pm
Bengaluru, June 7 (IANS) The multilingual "Kaala" film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was shown from Thursday evening in a dozen theatres and six multiplexes here amid tight security after protesters were whisked away and detained, police said. View More..

'Kaala' released in TN amid fanfare

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   6:42 pm
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Dancing to drum beats, bursting firecrackers, cutting cakes and pouring milk over their hero's banner is how fans of actor Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu celebrated the release of his much awaited film "Kaala" on Thursday. View More..