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

Acting with Rajinikanth a lifetime achievement: Samuthirakani

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   2:24 pm
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Samuthirakani considers sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" as a lifetime achievement. View More..

Selva to take Rajinikanth fandom to 'next level'

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   12:22 pm
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor-director Selva says his upcoming Tamil action-comedy "12-12-1950", a story about five Rajinikanth fans, will take the superstars fandom to the next level. View More..

'VIP' franchise will continue: Dhanush

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   10:42 am
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned. View More..

Rajamouli's humility bigger than success of 'Baahubali': Raju Mahalingam

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   2:02 pm
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions, the makers of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action film "2.o", finds the humility of filmmaker S.S Rajamouli much bigger than the success of "Baahubali". View More..

TN theatres to open as tax row ends

    Updated On : Jul 06,2017   5:34 pm
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Theatres in Tamil Nadu will open on Friday after a four-day strike after the government decided to keep its 30 per cent entertainment tax in abeyance, the Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday. View More..

Rajinikanth's selfie video goes viral

    Updated On : Jul 06,2017   11:34 am
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) A selfie video featuring superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently holidaying in the US, has gone viral on social media. View More..

Rajinikanth urges TN government for positive outcome on tax row

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   6:18 pm
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) As theatres across Tamil Nadu remained shut for the third day in a row on Wednesday over double taxation, Abirami Ramanathan, President of Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce, said a positive outcome can be expected soon from the ongoing protest. Even megastar Rajinikanth urged the government to consider the plea. View More..

TN film chamber chief hopeful of positive outcome on tax row

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   3:30 pm
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) A positive outcome can be expected soon from the ongoing protest against double taxation on film tickets, Abirami Ramanathan, President of Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce, said on Wednesday. View More..

'2.o' team hopes India has more 3D screens for film's release

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   1:38 pm
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The team of megastar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o" is hopeful of converting as many screens as possible into 3D for the release of the film, says Raju Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca Productions. View More..

Double taxation on TN film industry will affect many: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   9:42 am
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the Tamil Nadu government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent will affect the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry. View More..

Gurinder Chadha is lovely but very tough director, says Huma

    Updated On : Jun 30,2017   5:42 pm
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who is making her Hollywood debut with Gurinder Chadha's film "Partition: 1947", says the director is lovely, but very tough to work with as she never gets convinced easily. View More..

Photo featuring Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar from 'Kaala' goes viral

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   1:04 pm
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) A photograph showing superstar Rajinikanth and actor Nana Patekar bonding on the set of upcoming Tamil film "Kaala", being directed by Pa. Ranjith, has gone viral on social media. View More..

Rajinikanth to undergo medical checkup in US

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   12:18 pm
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has left for the US for a medical checkup, a source said. View More..

'Kaala' Mumbai schedule to wrap up on Thursday

    Updated On : Jun 28,2017   11:38 am
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The month-long Mumbai schedule of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" will be wrapped up on Thursday, a source said. View More..

Dhanush ducks question on Rajinikanth's political entry

    Updated On : Jun 26,2017   11:38 am
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush evaded question regarding his father-in-law and superstar Rajinikanth's rumoured political plunge at the audio launch of his film "VIP 2", saying he will keep his opinion to himself. View More..

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..