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Rajinikanth born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad is an Indian Film Actor who is popularly known by the name “Superstar“. Now he is one of the top most leading and highest paid actors in the Indian film industry. He is a versatile personality and apart from acting he is also a Film Producer, Philanthropist, Spiritualist & Screenwriter who best known for his work in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, English and Bengali films. Rajinikanth started his career as a bus conductor in the Bangalore City Transport Service and his passion towards acting made him act in plays meanwhile.

In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. The legendary director K. Balachander noted his acting skills and gave Rajinikanth a chance to act in his film ‘Apoorva Raagangal‘ which became his debut film. He has acquired Tamil Nadu State Film Awards six times. He was awarded by the Government of India with the prestigious awards Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016. In 2007 Rajinikanth became the second highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan, for the movie “Shivaji” for which he was paid ₹26 crore. Check out below for Rajinikanth Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Photos, Movies, next film, Controversies, Daughters, Birthday, Twitter, net worth, and more.

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Rajinikanth Early Life, Family, and Career

Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His father is Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, who worked as a police constable and his mother name is Jijabai. Rajinikanth house is in poes garden, Chennai and at present, he resides in Chennai. Rajinikanth family details include, he has two elder brothers named Satyanarayana Rao and Nageshwara Rao and an elder sister Aswath Balubhai. He met his wife Latha during an interview when a group of girls approached him with Latha leading the group. He fell in love with Latha that moment and proposed her on the same day. Later Rajinikanth and Latha married on 26 February 1981 in Tirupati. Rajinikanth Wife Latha Rajinikanth is a singer and a Producer. Rajinikanth daughters are Aishwarya Dhanush who was born in 1982 and Soundarya who was born in 1984.

Rajinikanth Filmography

Rajinikanth after completing his first movie began to appear in several movies with negative roles. He first appeared in a positive role in S.P Muthuraman’s Telugu movie ‘Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri’ in the year 1977. After the success of the movie, the duo has successfully delivered 20 movies until the 90s. In 1978, he made a strong male lead character for the movie Bairavi for which he earned the title “Superstar“. After completing 50 films Superstar Rajinikanth decided to quit acting, but his film ‘Billa’ became his ever commercial hit which made him continue his acting career. Again he continued delivering super hit films continuously which made him act in a Bollywood film ‘Andha Kanoon’ alongside Amithab Bachan, which is again a huge success. This consecutive success drastically grew his fan base all over the country. Some of his well-spoken and acclaimed hits are Baasha, Muthu, Thalapathi, Annamalai, Chandramukhi, Padaiyappa, Thillu Mullu, Arunachalam, Shivaji, and Endhiran. In the film Endhiran the Robot, he was well noted for his acting. The second part of the movie Endhiran 2.0 is set to screen very soon in 2018, as the movie has very high expectations for being the most expensive film using the 3D animation technology which is the first ever in Indian Cinema. Also the movie Kaala is going to release soon as the teaser has released recently and has increased the expectations among his fans.

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Rajinikanth Philanthropy

The writer Naman Ramachandran has authored a book Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography, which speaks a lot about actor Rajinikanth and his life events. In 2011, Rajinikanth announced his support for the anti-corruption movement led by Gandhian Anna Hazare. He has a marriage hall, the Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam, in Chennai which he lends free of cost for philanthropic activities led by his fans. Rajinikanth fans regularly organize blood donation and eye donation camps and distribute food during his birthday.

Rajinikanth Politics

Rajinikanth had been into politics for a very long time. At first, Rajinikanth lend his support to Congress party. So Congress joined decided to hands with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for the assembly election in Tamil Nadu in 1996. But Rajinikanth changed his mind and supported Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) – Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) alliance. And they had a huge victory. His support continued n the parliamentary election, held the same year. Later in 2004, Rajinikanth said he would personally vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but would not lend his support to any party during the upcoming Indian general election. Anyhow the party didn’t win any seats in Tamilnadu. His fans had a continuous speculation of Rajinikanth entering into politics. Rajinikanth himself announced his entry into politics on 31 Dec 2017 and confirmed that his newly formed party will contest in the forthcoming assembly elections in 2021 from all 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu state. He also added that he and his party would resign when unable to fulfill its electoral promises within three years of coming into power.

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Rajinikanth Biography

Name Rajinikanth
Real Name Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Nickname Rajini, Thalaiva, Superstar
Profession Film actor, producer, Politician, screenplay, writer, philanthropist
Date of Birth 12 December 1950
Age 67
Father Name Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Mother Name Jijabai
Height 1.73 m
Weight 73 Kg
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Graduate
School Government Kannada Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru
College M.G.R Film and Television Institute of TamilNadu
Hobbies Reading and Travelling
Hometown Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Wife Name Latha Rajinikanth
Children’s Soundarya RajinikanthAishwarya R Dhanush
Current City Chennai, India

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Rajinikanth Awards, Nominations and Honours

List of Superstar Rajinikanth Awards, Nominations List, Honours

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Film Year Role(s) Language(s) Director(s) Notes
Apoorva Raagangal 1975 Pandiyan Tamil K. Balachander
Katha Sangama 1976 Kondaji Kannada Puttanna Kanagal
Anthuleni Katha 1976 Murthy Telugu K. Balachander
Moondru Mudichu 1976 Prasad Tamil K. Balachander
Baalu Jenu 1976 Vasu Kannada Balan,
Kunigal Nagabushan
Avargal 1977 Ramanathan Tamil K. Balachander
Kavikkuyil 1977 Murugan Tamil Devaraj Mohan
Raghupathi Raghavan Rajaram 1977 Veeraiyan Tamil Durai
Chilakamma Cheppindi 1977 Ravi Telugu Eranki Sharma
Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri 1977 Sampath Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Ondu Premada Kathe 1977 Local school chairman Kannada S. M. Joe Simon
16 Vayathinile 1977 Parattai Tamil P. Bharathiraja
Sahodarara Savaal 1977 Shekhar Kannada K. S. R. Das
Aadu Puli Attam 1977 Rajini Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Gaayathri 1977 Rajarathinam Tamil R. Pattabhiraman
Kumkuma Rakshe 1977 Unknown Kannada S. K. A. Chari
Aarupushpangal 1977 Ravi Tamil K. M. Balakrishnan
Tholireyi Gadichindi 1977 Unknown Telugu K. S. Rami Reddy
Aame Katha 1977 Unknown Telugu
Galate Samsara 1977 Sundar Kannada C. V. Rajendran
Shankar Salim Simon 1978 Simon Tamil P. Madhavan
Kiladi Kittu 1978 Srikanth Kannada K. S. R. Das
Annadammula Savaal 1978 Rangababu Telugu K. S. R. Das
Aayiram Jenmangal 1978 Ramesh Tamil Durai
Maathu Tappada Maga 1978 Unknown Kannada Peketi Sivaram
Mangudi Minor 1978 Kumar Tamil V. C. Guhanathan
Bairavi 1978 Mookaiah Tamil M. Bhaskar
Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu 1978 Murali Tamil C. V. Sridhar
Sadhurangam 1978 Kumaresan Tamil Durai
Vanakkatukuriya Kathaliye 1978 Joe Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar
Vayasu Pilichindi 1978 Murali Telugu C. V. Sridhar
Mullum Malarum 1978 Kaali Tamil J. Mahendran Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Iraivan Kodutha Varam 1978 Rajinikanth Tamil A. Bhimsingh
Thappida Thala 1978 Devu Kannada K. Balachander
Thappu Thalangal 1978 Deva Tamil K. Balachander
Aval Appadithan 1978 Thyagu Tamil C. Rudhraiya
Thai Meethu Sathiyam 1978 Babu Tamil R. Thyagarajan
En Kelvikku Enna Bathil 1978 Solomon Tamil P. Madhavan
Paavathin Sambalam 1978 Himself Tamil Durai Guest appearance
Justice Gopinath 1978 Ravi Tamil Dasari Yoganand
Priya 1978 Ganesh Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Tamil–Kannada bilingual film
Priya 1979 Ganesh Kannada S. P. Muthuraman Tamil–Kannada bilingual film
Kuppathu Raja 1979 Raja Tamil T. R. Ramanna
Iddaru Asadhyule 1979 Bhaskar Telugu K. S. R. Das
Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum 1979 Kamruddin Malayalam I. V. Sasi Malayalam–Tamil bilingual film
Ninaithale Inikkum 1979 Deepak Tamil K. Balachander Tamil–Telugu bilingual film</td
Andamaina Anubhavam 1979 Dileep Telugu K. Balachander Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Thaayillamal Naan Illai 1979 Bichwa Bakri Tamil R. Thyagarajan Guest appearance
Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum 1979 Kamruddin Tamil I. V. Sasi Malayalam–Tamil bilingual film
Dharma Yuddam Raja Tamil R. C. Sakthi
Naan Vazhavaippen 1979 Michael D’Souza Tamil Dasari Yoganand
Tiger 1979 Rashid Telugu N. Ramesh
Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai 1979 Santhanam Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Annai Oru Aalayam 1979 Vijay Tamil R. Thyagarajan Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Amma Evarikkaina Amma 1979 Vijay Telugu R. Thyagarajan Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Billa 1980 David Billa, Rajappa Tamil R. Krishnamurthy
Natchathiram 1980 Himself Tamil Dasari Narayana Rao Guest appearance
Ram Robert Rahim 1980 Ram Telugu Vijaya Nirmala
Anbukku Naan Adimai 1980 Gopinath Tamil R. Thyagarajan
Kaali 1980 Kali Tamil I. V. Sasi Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Mayadari Krishnudu 1980 Krishnudu Telugu R. Thyagarajan
Naan Potta Saval 1980 Ram Tamil Puratchidasan
Johnny 1980 Johnny, Vidyasagar Tamil J. Mahendran
Kaali 1980 Kaali Telugu I. V. Sasi Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Ellam Un Kairasi 1980 Raja Tamil M. A. Thirumugam
Polladhavan 1980 Manohar Tamil Muktha V. Srinivasan
Murattu Kalai 1980 Kalaiyan Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Thee 1981 Rajashekar Tamil R. Krishnamurthy
Kazhugu 1981 Raja Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Thillu Mullu 1981 Chandran (Indran) Tamil K. Balachander
Garjanai 1981 Vijay Tamil C. V. Rajendran Tamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Garjanam 1981 Vijay Malayalam C. V. Rajendran Tamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Garjane 1981 Vijay Kannada C. V. Rajendran Tamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Netrikkann 1981 Chakravarthi, Santosh Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Ranuva Veeran 1981 Raghu Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Pokkiri Raja 1982 Raja, Ramesh Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Thanikattu Raja 1982 Suryaprakash Tamil V. C. Guhanathan
Ranga 1982 Ranganathan Tamil R. Thyagarajan
Puthukavithai 1982 Anand Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Nandri, Meendum Varuga 1982 Himself Tamil T. S. B. K. Moulee Guest appearance
Enkeyo Ketta Kural 1982 Kumaran Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Moondru Mugam 1982 Alex Pandian, Arun, John Tamil A. Jagannathan Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Agni Sakshi 1982 Himself Tamil K. Balachander Guest appearance
Paayum Puli 1983 Bharani Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Uruvangal Maralam 1983 Himself (Raghavendrar) Tamil S. V. Ramanan Guest appearance
Thudikkum Karangal 1983 Gopi Tamil C. V. Sridhar
Andha Kanoon 1983 Vijay Kumar Singh Hindi Tatineni Rama Rao
Thai Veedu 1983 Raju Tamil R. Thyagarajan
Sivappu Sooriyan 1983 Vijay Tamil Muktha V. Srinivasan
Jeet Hamaari 1983 Raju Hindi R. Thyagarajan
Adutha Varisu 1983 Kannan Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Thanga Magan 1983 Arun Tamil A. Jagannathan
Meri Adaalat 1984 Ashok Hindi A. T. Raghu
Naan Mahan Alla 1984 Vishwanath Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Thambikku Entha Ooru 1984 Balu Tamil Rajasekhar
Kai Kodukkum Kai 1984 Kaalimuthu Tamil J. Mahendran
Ethe Naasaval 1984 Ram Telugu Puratchidasan
Anbulla Rajinikanth 1984 Himself Tamil K. Natraj
Gangvaa 1984 Gangvaa Hindi Rajasekhar
Nallavanuku Nallavan 1984 Manickam Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
John Jani Janardhan 1984 John A. Mendez, Janardhan B. Gupta, Jani Hindi Tatineni Rama Rao
Nyayam Meere Cheppalli 1985 Aathmaram Telugu G. Rammohan Rao Guest appearance
Naan Sigappu Manithan 1985 Vijay Tamil S.A. Chandrasekhar
Mahaguru 1985 Vijay (Maha Guru) Hindi S. S. Ravichandra
Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal 1985 Ravi Tamil Balu Mahendra
Wafadaar 1985 Ranga Hindi Dasari Narayana Rao
Sri Raghavendra 1985 Raghavendra Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Geraftaar 1985 Hussain Hindi Prayag Raj Guest appearance
Yaar? 1985 Himself Tamil Sakthi–Kannan Guest appearance
Bewafai 1985 Ranvir Hindi R. Thyagarajan
Padikkadavan 1985 Rajendran Tamil Rajasekhar
Mr. Bharath 1986 Bharath Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Naan Adimai Illai 1986 Vijay Tamil Dwarakish
Jeevana Poratam 1986 Ravi Telugu Rajachandra
Viduthalai 1986 Raja Tamil K. Vijayan
Bhagwaan Dada 1986 Bhagwan Dada Hindi J. Om Prakash
Kodai Mazhai 1986 Himself Tamil Muktha S. Sundar Guest appearance
Asli Naqli 1986 Birju Ustad Hindi Sudarsan Nag
Dosti Dushmani 1986 Ranjith Hindi Tatineni Rama Rao
Maaveeran 1986 Raja Tamil Rajasekhar Also co-producer
Daku Hasina 1987 Mangal Singh Hindi Ashok Rao Special appearance
Velaikaran 1987 Raghupathi Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Insaaf Kaun Karega 1987 Vikram Singh Hindi Sudarsan Nag
Oorkavalan 1987 Kangeyan Tamil Manobala
Manithan 1987 Raja Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Manathil Uruthi Vendum 1987 Himself Tamil K. Balachander Guest appearance
Uttar Dakshin 1987 Shankar Hindi Prabhat Khanna
Tamacha 1988 Vikram Pratap Singh Hindi Ramesh Ahuja
Guru Sishyan 1988 Raja (Guru) Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Dharmathin Thalaivan 1988 Balu, Shankar Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Bloodstone 1988 Shyam Sabu English Dwight H. Little
Kodi Parakuthu 1988 Erode Shivagiri (Dada) Tamil P. Bharathiraja
Rajathi Raja 1989 Raja, Chinnarasu Tamil R. Sundarrajan
Gair Kanooni 1989 Azam Khan Hindi Prayag Raj Special appearance
Siva 1989 Siva (Tiger) Tamil Ameerjan
Raja Chinna Roja 1989 Raja (Kumar) Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Mappillai 1989 Aarumugam Tamil Rajasekhar
Bhrashtachar 1989 Abdul Sattar Hindi Ramesh Sippy Special appearance
ChaalBaaz 1989 Jaggu Hindi Pankaj Parashar
Panakkaran 1990 Muthu Tamil P. Vasu
Periya Idathu Pillai 1990 Rajinikanth Tamil Senthilnathan Guest appearance
Athisaya Piravi 1990 Kaalai, Balu Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Dharma Durai 1991 Dharma Durai Tamil Rajasekhar
Hum 1991 Kumar Malhotra Hindi Mukul S. Anand
Farishtay 1991 Arjun Thange Hindi Anil Sharma
Khoon Ka Karz 1991 Kishan Hindi Mukul S. Anand
Phool Bane Angaray 1991 Ranjit Singh Hindi K. C. Bokadia
Nattukku Oru Nallavan 1991 Subhash Tamil V. Ravichandran
Thalapathi 1991 Surya Tamil Mani Ratnam
Mannan 1992 Krishnan Tamil P. Vasu Also playback singer
Tyagi 1992 Shankar G. “Dadhu” Dayal Hindi K. C. Bokadia
Annamalai 1992 Annamalai Tamil Suresh Krissna
Pandiyan 1992 Pandiyan Tamil S. P. Muthuraman
Insaniyat Ke Devta 1993 Anwar Hindi K. C. Bokadia
Yejaman 1993 Vaanavarayan Tamil R. V. Udayakumar
Uzhaippali 1993 Thamizharasan (Thamizhazhagan) Tamil P. Vasu
Valli 1993 Veeraiyan Tamil K. Natraj Cameo appearance
Also producer and screenwriter
Veera 1994 Muthuveerappan (Veera) Tamil Suresh Krissna
Baashha 1995 Manickam (Manick Baashha) Tamil Suresh Krissna
Peddarayudu 1995 Paparayudu Telugu Ravi Raja Pinisetty Guest appearance
Aatank Hi Aatank 1995 Munna Hindi Dilip Shankar
Muthu 1995 Muthuvel, Zamindar Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Bhagya Debata 1995 Unknown Bengali Raghuram Special appearance
Arunachalam 1997 Arunachalam, Vedachalam Tamil Sundar C.
Padayappa 1999 Aarupadayappan Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Bulandi 2000 Ghajraj Thakur Hindi Tatineni Rama Rao Guest appearance
Baba 2002 Baba, Mahavatar Babaji (voice only) Tamil Suresh Krissna Also producer and screenwriter
Chandramukhi 2005 Saravanan, Vettaiyan Raja Tamil P. Vasu Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Sivaji 2007 Sivaji Arumugam Tamil S. Shankar Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Kuselan 2008 Ashok Kumar Tamil P. Vasu Cameo appearance
Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Kathanayakudu 2008 Ashok Kumar Telugu P. Vasu Cameo appearance
Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Enthiran 2010 Vaseegaran, Chitti Tamil S. Shankar Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
Vijay Award for Best Villain
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Ra.One 2011 Chitti Hindi Anubhav Sinha Special appearance
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Kochadaiiyaan, Rana, Sena Tamil Soundarya Rajinikanth Also playback singer
Lingaa 2014 Raja Lingeswaran, Lingeswaran (Lingaa) Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
Kabali 2016 Kabaleeswaran (Kabali) Tamil
Cinema Veeran 2017 Himself Tamil Aishwarya R. Dhanush Documentary film,
Narrator
2.0 2018 Vaseegaran, Chitti Tamil S. Shankar Post-production
Kaala 2018 Karikalan Tamil Pa. Ranjith Post-production

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