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.

More On Kollywood

Kollywood Upcoming Movies
Kollywood Stars Biography
Kollywood Stars Latest Event Gallery
Kollywood Top 10 Songs

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 to felicitate Rahman in Delhi

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is currently on a multi-city India tour, will be felicitated by megastar Rajinikanth here. View More..

Rajinikanth taught me many things: Amy Jackson

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   2:04 pm
Gurugram, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson says she has learnt a lot not just about the craft of acting from megastar Rajinikanth, but also drawn from how calm and humble he is as a person despite his stardom. View More..

Rajinikanth to meet his fans post Christmas

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   9:54 am
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who hinted at a political plunge sometime back will be meeting his fans between December 26 to 31 for a photo session, as per the actor's fans association. View More..

Rajinikanth thanks all for birthday wishes

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   10:52 am
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth thanked all his friends from the fields of politics, films and sports for their warm wishes on his 67th birthday. View More..

Rajinikanth turns 67, celebs wish him long life

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) On superstar Rajinikanth's 67th birthday on Tuesday, celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life. View More..

Mamata wishes Rajinikanth on turning 67

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   12:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished megastar Rajinikanth on his 67th birthday. View More..

Actor Vishal, BJP's Nagarajan to contest Chennai by-election

    Updated On : Dec 02,2017   8:06 pm
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) One more Tamil movie hero Vishal Krishna -- popularly known as Vishal -- has made a political plunge and will contest the December 21 by-election to the R.K. Nagar assembly constituency, the actor announced on Saturday. View More..

No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   10:34 pm
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics. View More..

Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   10:46 am
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. View More..

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth win NTR Award

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   8:10 pm
Amaravati, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Rao have bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. View More..

Always been a dream to work with Rajinikanth: Rocky Star (Lead, correcting para 9)

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   7:42 pm
New Delhi Nov 8 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star, who is styling Rajinikanth for his upcoming film "2.0", says that working with the megastar was a dream come true as he has always been in awe of him. View More..

Always been a dream to work with Rajinikanth: Rocky Star

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   4:36 pm
New Delhi Nov 8 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star, who is styling Rajinikanth for his upcoming film "2.O", says that working with the megastar was a dream come true as he has always been in awe of him. View More..

Akshay looks evil in '2.0' new poster

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   5:00 pm
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Scary, evil and ghoulish are some words that can describe actor Akshay Kumar's look in the new poster of megastar Rajinikanth-starrer "2.0". View More..

Younger generation forgetting Indian tradition, culture: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   3:08 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth, who attended the grand audio launch of his upcoming 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" with the cast and crew here, said he feels sad that the younger generation of India is forgetting our culture and tradition. View More..

Bollywood has lot to learn from southern cinema: Akshay Kumar

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   2:48 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film "2.0" here, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. View More..

Tamannaah to copy Rajinikanth on 'Lip Sing Battle'

    Updated On : Oct 27,2017   8:02 am
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia will copy superstar Rajinikanth on TV show "Lip Sing Battle". View More..

Not Tamil, it's an Indian film: Shankar on '2.0'

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   5:42 pm
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS) Filmmaker S. Shankar, here with the team of his 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" for a grand audio launch, says he wants it to be known as an Indian film instead of a Tamil project. View More..

Well done: Rajinikanth to 'Mersal' team

    Updated On : Oct 23,2017   10:32 am
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth, who has been hinting at a political debut, has extended support to the team of controversial movie "Mersal" for addressing an "important topic". View More..

Amy wraps '2.0', in Canada to shoot 'Supergirl'

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson, who has wrapped work on Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0", is now in Canada to shoot a new episode for superhero action-adventure television series "Supergirl". View More..

'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   12:42 pm
Film: "Mersal"; Language: Tamil; Director: Atlee; Cast: Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyaraj; Rating:***(3 stars) View More..