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

Creating political brand for superstars is a challenge: Experts

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   2:58 pm
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Creating a positive perception and a strong political brand even for a mass hero-politician is not an easy job, say brand and perception strategists. View More..

Will contest next Assembly elections: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Apr 19,2019   2:56 pm
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Friday said his party will surely contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. View More..

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith Kumar cast vote

    Updated On : Apr 18,2019   3:06 pm
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Popular Tamil stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Ajith and Suriya among others cast their vote here on Thursday. View More..

LS polls: Rajinikanth, Ajith vote in Chennai

    Updated On : Apr 18,2019   7:46 am
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Thursday exercised his democratic right here at the polling booth in Stella Maris college. View More..

Prateik Babbar to star in 'Darbar'

    Updated On : Apr 17,2019   1:54 pm
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar has been roped in to essay the antagonist in filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss' thriller "Darbar", which stars superstar Rajinikanth. View More..

Kamal's MNM's performance to decide political plunge of stars?

    Updated On : Apr 16,2019   2:02 pm
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The way to the seat of power in Tamil Nadu is through Kollywood, goes the saying. View More..

Rajinikanth, Suriya wish fans on Tamil New Year

    Updated On : Apr 14,2019   3:18 pm
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth and actor Suriya led a slew of celebrities from the southern and Hindi film industries to wish fans on Tamil New Year on Sunday. View More..

Rajinikanth hails BJP promise on linking rivers

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   5:04 pm
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday welcomed BJP's proposal to set up an authority for linking of rivers and added that he is not supporting any party in the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Rajinikanth to play policeman after 25 years

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   12:48 pm
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanths next Tamil film, titled "Darbar", will mark his return to playing a police officer after 25 years. Its title and first look was unveiled on Tuesday. View More..

Rajinikanth's next 'Darbar' first poster unvieled

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   11:52 am
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil movie with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss has been titled "Darbar", its makers revealed on Tuesday. View More..

Nayanthara cast with Rajinikanth in Murugadoss' film

    Updated On : Apr 08,2019   6:50 pm
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Nayanthara, who was last seen on-screen playing a double role in horror-thriller "Airaa", has been signed as the leading lady opposite superstar Rajinikanth in his next yet-untitled film with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss. View More..

Beard it like Abhinandan!

    Updated On : Mar 02,2019   8:30 pm
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) His bravado apart, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's stylised beard -- a mix of a thin mutton chop beard, a classic gunslinger or a Franz Josef -- has become the talk of the town. It may not be too long before it becomes a trend among people, say experts. View More..

Beard it like Abhinandan!

    Updated On : Mar 02,2019   4:22 pm
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) His bravado apart, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's stylised beard -- a mix of a thin mutton chop beard, a classic gunslinger or a Franz Josef -- has become the talk of the town. It may not be too long before it becomes a trend among people, say experts. View More..

TN CM, Rajinikanth, Stalin hail air strikes

    Updated On : Feb 26,2019   3:56 pm
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, superstar-turned-politician Rajinikanth and DMK chief M.K. Stalin hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for striking the Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest training camp at Balakot in Pakistan. View More..

Stalin, Rajinikanth call on DMDK leader Vijayakant

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   5:50 pm
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin and actor Rajinikanth on Friday called on DMDK founder A. Vijayakant to enquire about his health. View More..

Kamal Haasan takes digs at Stalin, Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   11:58 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday took digs at DMK President M.K. Stalin and Rajinikanth. View More..

Rajinikanth not to contest in Lok Sabha polls (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   7:36 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid dragging speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party. View More..

Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   2:36 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid dragging speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha polls nor will he support any political party. View More..

Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:46 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party. View More..

Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:34 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he won't contest the coming Lok Sabha battle and that his target was only the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. View More..