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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 particularly in Kollywood. 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.

Rajinikanth Biography

NameRajinikanth
Real NameShivaji Rao Gaekwad
NicknameRajini, Thalaiva, Superstar
ProfessionFilm actor, producer, Politician, screenplay, writer, philanthropist
Date of Birth12 December 1950
Age68 (as of 2019)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
FamilyFather: Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Mother: Jijabai
Daughters: Aishwarya R Dhanush, Soundarya Rajinikanth
Mother NameJijabai
Height1.73 m
Weight73 Kg
ReligionHindu
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolGovernment Kannada Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru
CollegeM.G.R Film and Television Institute of TamilNadu
HobbiesReading and Travelling
HometownBangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
NationalityIndian
MarriedYes
Wife NameLatha Rajinikanth
Children’sSoundarya RajinikanthAishwarya R Dhanush
Current CityChennai, India

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Rajinikanth Awards, Nominations and Honours

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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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FilmYearRole(s)Language(s)Director(s)Notes
Apoorva Raagangal1975PandiyanTamilK. Balachander
Katha Sangama1976KondajiKannadaPuttanna Kanagal
Anthuleni Katha1976MurthyTeluguK. Balachander
Moondru Mudichu1976PrasadTamilK. Balachander
Baalu Jenu1976VasuKannadaBalan,
Kunigal Nagabushan
Avargal1977RamanathanTamilK. Balachander
Kavikkuyil1977MuruganTamilDevaraj Mohan
Raghupathi Raghavan Rajaram1977VeeraiyanTamilDurai
Chilakamma Cheppindi1977RaviTeluguEranki Sharma
Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri1977SampathTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Ondu Premada Kathe1977Local school chairmanKannadaS. M. Joe Simon
16 Vayathinile1977ParattaiTamilP. Bharathiraja
Sahodarara Savaal1977ShekharKannadaK. S. R. Das
Aadu Puli Attam1977RajiniTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Gaayathri1977RajarathinamTamilR. Pattabhiraman
Kumkuma Rakshe1977UnknownKannadaS. K. A. Chari
Aarupushpangal1977RaviTamilK. M. Balakrishnan
Tholireyi Gadichindi1977UnknownTeluguK. S. Rami Reddy
Aame Katha1977UnknownTelugu
Galate Samsara1977SundarKannadaC. V. Rajendran
Shankar Salim Simon1978SimonTamilP. Madhavan
Kiladi Kittu1978SrikanthKannadaK. S. R. Das
Annadammula Savaal1978RangababuTeluguK. S. R. Das
Aayiram Jenmangal1978RameshTamilDurai
Maathu Tappada Maga1978UnknownKannadaPeketi Sivaram
Mangudi Minor1978KumarTamilV. C. Guhanathan
Bairavi1978MookaiahTamilM. Bhaskar
Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu1978MuraliTamilC. V. Sridhar
Sadhurangam1978KumaresanTamilDurai
Vanakkatukuriya Kathaliye1978JoeTamilA. C. Tirulokchandar
Vayasu Pilichindi1978MuraliTeluguC. V. Sridhar
Mullum Malarum1978KaaliTamilJ. MahendranTamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Iraivan Kodutha Varam1978RajinikanthTamilA. Bhimsingh
Thappida Thala1978DevuKannadaK. Balachander
Thappu Thalangal1978DevaTamilK. Balachander
Aval Appadithan1978ThyaguTamilC. Rudhraiya
Thai Meethu Sathiyam1978BabuTamilR. Thyagarajan
En Kelvikku Enna Bathil1978SolomonTamilP. Madhavan
Paavathin Sambalam1978HimselfTamilDuraiGuest appearance
Justice Gopinath1978RaviTamilDasari Yoganand
Priya1978GaneshTamilS. P. MuthuramanTamil–Kannada bilingual film
Priya1979GaneshKannadaS. P. MuthuramanTamil–Kannada bilingual film
Kuppathu Raja1979RajaTamilT. R. Ramanna
Iddaru Asadhyule1979BhaskarTeluguK. S. R. Das
Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum1979KamruddinMalayalamI. V. SasiMalayalam–Tamil bilingual film
Ninaithale Inikkum1979DeepakTamilK. BalachanderTamil–Telugu bilingual film</td
Andamaina Anubhavam1979DileepTeluguK. BalachanderTamil–Telugu bilingual film
Thaayillamal Naan Illai1979Bichwa BakriTamilR. ThyagarajanGuest appearance
Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum1979KamruddinTamilI. V. SasiMalayalam–Tamil bilingual film
Dharma YuddamRajaTamilR. C. Sakthi
Naan Vazhavaippen1979Michael D’SouzaTamilDasari Yoganand
Tiger1979RashidTeluguN. Ramesh
Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai1979SanthanamTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Annai Oru Aalayam1979VijayTamilR. ThyagarajanTamil–Telugu bilingual film
Amma Evarikkaina Amma1979VijayTeluguR. ThyagarajanTamil–Telugu bilingual film
Billa1980David Billa, RajappaTamilR. Krishnamurthy
Natchathiram1980HimselfTamilDasari Narayana RaoGuest appearance
Ram Robert Rahim1980RamTeluguVijaya Nirmala
Anbukku Naan Adimai1980GopinathTamilR. Thyagarajan
Kaali1980KaliTamilI. V. SasiTamil–Telugu bilingual film
Mayadari Krishnudu1980KrishnuduTeluguR. Thyagarajan
Naan Potta Saval1980RamTamilPuratchidasan
Johnny1980Johnny, VidyasagarTamilJ. Mahendran
Kaali1980KaaliTeluguI. V. SasiTamil–Telugu bilingual film
Ellam Un Kairasi1980RajaTamilM. A. Thirumugam
Polladhavan1980ManoharTamilMuktha V. Srinivasan
Murattu Kalai1980KalaiyanTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Thee1981RajashekarTamilR. Krishnamurthy
Kazhugu1981RajaTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Thillu Mullu1981Chandran (Indran)TamilK. Balachander
Garjanai1981VijayTamilC. V. RajendranTamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Garjanam1981VijayMalayalamC. V. RajendranTamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Garjane1981VijayKannadaC. V. RajendranTamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film
Netrikkann1981Chakravarthi, SantoshTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Ranuva Veeran1981RaghuTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Pokkiri Raja1982Raja, RameshTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Thanikattu Raja1982SuryaprakashTamilV. C. Guhanathan
Ranga1982RanganathanTamilR. Thyagarajan
Puthukavithai1982AnandTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Nandri, Meendum Varuga1982HimselfTamilT. S. B. K. MouleeGuest appearance
Enkeyo Ketta Kural1982KumaranTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Moondru Mugam1982Alex Pandian, Arun, JohnTamilA. JagannathanTamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Agni Sakshi1982HimselfTamilK. BalachanderGuest appearance
Paayum Puli1983BharaniTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Uruvangal Maralam1983Himself (Raghavendrar)TamilS. V. RamananGuest appearance
Thudikkum Karangal1983GopiTamilC. V. Sridhar
Andha Kanoon1983Vijay Kumar SinghHindiTatineni Rama Rao
Thai Veedu1983RajuTamilR. Thyagarajan
Sivappu Sooriyan1983VijayTamilMuktha V. Srinivasan
Jeet Hamaari1983RajuHindiR. Thyagarajan
Adutha Varisu1983KannanTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Thanga Magan1983ArunTamilA. Jagannathan
Meri Adaalat1984AshokHindiA. T. Raghu
Naan Mahan Alla1984VishwanathTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Thambikku Entha Ooru1984BaluTamilRajasekhar
Kai Kodukkum Kai1984KaalimuthuTamilJ. Mahendran
Ethe Naasaval1984RamTeluguPuratchidasan
Anbulla Rajinikanth1984HimselfTamilK. Natraj
Gangvaa1984GangvaaHindiRajasekhar
Nallavanuku Nallavan1984ManickamTamilS. P. MuthuramanFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
John Jani Janardhan1984John A. Mendez, Janardhan B. Gupta, JaniHindiTatineni Rama Rao
Nyayam Meere Cheppalli1985AathmaramTeluguG. Rammohan RaoGuest appearance
Naan Sigappu Manithan1985VijayTamilS.A. Chandrasekhar
Mahaguru1985Vijay (Maha Guru)HindiS. S. Ravichandra
Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal1985RaviTamilBalu Mahendra
Wafadaar1985RangaHindiDasari Narayana Rao
Sri Raghavendra1985RaghavendraTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Geraftaar1985HussainHindiPrayag RajGuest appearance
Yaar?1985HimselfTamilSakthi–KannanGuest appearance
Bewafai1985RanvirHindiR. Thyagarajan
Padikkadavan1985RajendranTamilRajasekhar
Mr. Bharath1986BharathTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Naan Adimai Illai1986VijayTamilDwarakish
Jeevana Poratam1986RaviTeluguRajachandra
Viduthalai1986RajaTamilK. Vijayan
Bhagwaan Dada1986Bhagwan DadaHindiJ. Om Prakash
Kodai Mazhai1986HimselfTamilMuktha S. SundarGuest appearance
Asli Naqli1986Birju UstadHindiSudarsan Nag
Dosti Dushmani1986RanjithHindiTatineni Rama Rao
Maaveeran1986RajaTamilRajasekharAlso co-producer
Daku Hasina1987Mangal SinghHindiAshok RaoSpecial appearance
Velaikaran1987RaghupathiTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Insaaf Kaun Karega1987Vikram SinghHindiSudarsan Nag
Oorkavalan1987KangeyanTamilManobala
Manithan1987RajaTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Manathil Uruthi Vendum1987HimselfTamilK. BalachanderGuest appearance
Uttar Dakshin1987ShankarHindiPrabhat Khanna
Tamacha1988Vikram Pratap SinghHindiRamesh Ahuja
Guru Sishyan1988Raja (Guru)TamilS. P. Muthuraman
Dharmathin Thalaivan1988Balu, ShankarTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Bloodstone1988Shyam SabuEnglishDwight H. Little
Kodi Parakuthu1988Erode Shivagiri (Dada)TamilP. Bharathiraja
Rajathi Raja1989Raja, ChinnarasuTamilR. Sundarrajan
Gair Kanooni1989Azam KhanHindiPrayag RajSpecial appearance
Siva1989Siva (Tiger)TamilAmeerjan
Raja Chinna Roja1989Raja (Kumar)TamilS. P. Muthuraman
Mappillai1989AarumugamTamilRajasekhar
Bhrashtachar1989Abdul SattarHindiRamesh SippySpecial appearance
ChaalBaaz1989JagguHindiPankaj Parashar
Panakkaran1990MuthuTamilP. Vasu
Periya Idathu Pillai1990RajinikanthTamilSenthilnathanGuest appearance
Athisaya Piravi1990Kaalai, BaluTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Dharma Durai1991Dharma DuraiTamilRajasekhar
Hum1991Kumar MalhotraHindiMukul S. Anand
Farishtay1991Arjun ThangeHindiAnil Sharma
Khoon Ka Karz1991KishanHindiMukul S. Anand
Phool Bane Angaray1991Ranjit SinghHindiK. C. Bokadia
Nattukku Oru Nallavan1991SubhashTamilV. Ravichandran
Thalapathi1991SuryaTamilMani Ratnam
Mannan1992KrishnanTamilP. VasuAlso playback singer
Tyagi1992Shankar G. “Dadhu” DayalHindiK. C. Bokadia
Annamalai1992AnnamalaiTamilSuresh Krissna
Pandiyan1992PandiyanTamilS. P. Muthuraman
Insaniyat Ke Devta1993AnwarHindiK. C. Bokadia
Yejaman1993VaanavarayanTamilR. V. Udayakumar
Uzhaippali1993Thamizharasan (Thamizhazhagan)TamilP. Vasu
Valli1993VeeraiyanTamilK. NatrajCameo appearance
Also producer and screenwriter
Veera1994Muthuveerappan (Veera)TamilSuresh Krissna
Baashha1995Manickam (Manick Baashha)TamilSuresh Krissna
Peddarayudu1995PaparayuduTeluguRavi Raja PinisettyGuest appearance
Aatank Hi Aatank1995MunnaHindiDilip Shankar
Muthu1995Muthuvel, ZamindarTamilK. S. RavikumarTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Bhagya Debata1995UnknownBengaliRaghuramSpecial appearance
Arunachalam1997Arunachalam, VedachalamTamilSundar C.
Padayappa1999AarupadayappanTamilK. S. RavikumarTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Bulandi2000Ghajraj ThakurHindiTatineni Rama RaoGuest appearance
Baba2002Baba, Mahavatar Babaji (voice only)TamilSuresh KrissnaAlso producer and screenwriter
Chandramukhi2005Saravanan, Vettaiyan RajaTamilP. VasuTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Sivaji2007Sivaji ArumugamTamilS. ShankarTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Kuselan2008Ashok KumarTamilP. VasuCameo appearance
Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Kathanayakudu2008Ashok KumarTeluguP. VasuCameo appearance
Tamil–Telugu bilingual film
Enthiran2010Vaseegaran, ChittiTamilS. ShankarVijay Award for Favourite Hero
Vijay Award for Best Villain
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Ra.One2011ChittiHindiAnubhav SinhaSpecial appearance
Kochadaiiyaan2014Kochadaiiyaan, Rana, SenaTamilSoundarya RajinikanthAlso playback singer
Lingaa2014Raja Lingeswaran, Lingeswaran (Lingaa)TamilK. S. RavikumarVijay Award for Favourite Hero
Kabali2016Kabaleeswaran (Kabali)Tamil
Cinema Veeran2017HimselfTamilAishwarya R. DhanushDocumentary film,
Narrator
2.02018Vaseegaran, ChittiTamilS. ShankarPost-production
Kaala2018KarikalanTamilPa. RanjithPost-production

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