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

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..

Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:30 pm
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections and also not extend support to any political party in Tamil Nadu. View More..

Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attack

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   8:26 pm
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Rajinikanth have condemned the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. View More..

Soundarya Rajinikanth marries Vishagan in grand ceremony

    Updated On : Feb 11,2019   12:26 pm
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya married Vishagan Vanangamudi here on Monday in a grand ceremony. The wedding took place in the presence of the who's who of Tamil film fraternity and several bigwigs of Tamil Nadu. View More..

Apex Laboratories target Rs 750 cr turnover

    Updated On : Feb 07,2019   10:32 am
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Focusing on chronic ailment segments like diabetes, introduction of line extension for its flagship product Zincovit, getting regulatory approvals for its plants to export to Europe, US and other markets are some of the plans of Apex Laboratories to touch a turnover of Rs 750 crore by March 2021, said a senior company official. View More..

Soundarya Rajinikanth to produce historical saga

    Updated On : Jan 30,2019   5:52 pm
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth will be producing a historical series based on the novel "Ponniyin Selvan" for a streaming platform. View More..

Rare for an actress my age to be given glamorous roles: Simran Bagga

    Updated On : Jan 16,2019   4:50 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After working successfully in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, Simran Bagga is back and plays Rajinikanths love interest in his new blockbuster "Petta". The 42-year-old actress, who has two children, looks stunning and says it is rare getting a glamorous role at her age. View More..

Next goal is 2,650 rating: Gukesh, World's 2nd youngest GM

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   7:36 pm
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) It is business as usual for Chennai boy D.Gukesh despite becoming the World's second and India's youngest chess Grand Master (GM) on Tuesday. View More..

Petta is the best Rajinikanth film in years

    Updated On : Jan 12,2019   6:00 am
Film: Petta; Starring Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Simran and Trisha; Written & Directed by Karthik Subbaraj; Rating: ***½ View More..

'Petta': Vintage Rajinikanth in his element in this old school revenge saga (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   5:50 pm
Film: "Petta"; Language: Tamil; Cast: Rajinikanth, Simran, Trisha, Sasikumar, Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Director: Karthik Subbaraj; Rating: *** View More..

Proud to have directed 'Petta' as a Rajinikanth fanboy: Karthik Subbaraj

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   12:22 pm
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who wears his Rajinikanth fandom on his sleeve, says he is proud to have directed Tamil actioner "Petta" as a die-hard superstar Rajinikanth fanboy. View More..

Proud to have directed 'Petta' as a Rajinikanth fanboy: Karthik Subbara

    Updated On : Jan 10,2019   12:06 pm
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who wears his Rajinikanth fandom on his sleeve, says he is proud to have directed Tamil actioner "Petta" as a die-hard superstar Rajinikanth fanboy. View More..