|Real Name||Shivaji Rao Gaekwad|
|Birth Place||Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India|
|D.O.B||12 December 1950|
|Nickname||Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist|
|Height (approx.)||173 cm
|Weight (approx.)||73 kg
|Physical||Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Semi-bald)|
|Debut Film||Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
Katha Sangama (1976, Kannada)
Anthuleni Katha (1976, Telugu)
Andha Kanoon (1983, Bollywood)
|Hobbies||Travelling, reading, gardening|
|Net worth||$55 Million|
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad(original name) popularly known as Rajnikant is Film actor, producer,screenplay writer and philanthropist. He was born on 12 December 1950 in
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India. He is mainly a Tamil actor but actively done many Bollywood and Hollywood films. . He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander’s Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal (1975).
In 2007 he earned ₹26 crore for his role as Sivaji which made him the world second highest paid actor after Jackie Chan at that time. While working in other regional film industries of India, Rajinikanth has also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including the American film Bloodstone (1988).
In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. Apart from his film career, he is also a philanthropist, spiritualist, and serves as an influence in Dravidian politics.
Awards and honor:
- Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award.
- The Padma Bhushan in 2000.
- The Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts.
- At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.
- Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor in 1984 for Nallavanuku Nallavan.
- Filmfare Award nominations for his performances in Sivaji (2007) and Enthiran (2010).
- Rajinikanth received the Kalaimamani award in 1984 and the M. G. R. Award in 1989, both from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
- In 1995, the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association presented him with the Kalaichelvam Award.
- The Padma Bhushan (2000)
- The Padma Vibhushan (2016) by the Government of India.
- Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV.
- The Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards.
- The most influential Indian of the year 2010 – Forbes India.
- The Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV in 2011.
- He was honoured by NDTV as one among the “25 Greatest Global Living Legends- 2013.
- In 2014, he was presented with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year” at the 45th International Film Festival of India held at Goa.
films of rajni kant
Key Denotes films that have not yet been released List of films acted by Rajinikanth 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,
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 K. Raghavendra Rao 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 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 1979 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,
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,
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 Netrikkann 1981 Chakravarthi,
Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Garjane 1981 Vijay Kannada C. V. Rajendran Tamil–Malayalam–Kannada multilingual film Ranuva Veeran 1981 Raghu Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Pokkiri Raja 1982 Raja,
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, Meendu 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,
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,
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
Hindi S. S. Ravichandra Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal 1985 Ravi Tamil Balu Mahendra Wafadaar 1985 Ranga Hindi Dasari Narayana Rao Sri Raghavendra 1985 Raghavendra Swami 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,
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,
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,
Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Dharma Durai 1991 Dharma Durai Tamil Rajasekhar Hum 1991 Kumar Malhotra Hindi Mukul S. Anand Farishtay 1991 Arjun Thange[e] 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,
Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor Bhagya Debata 1995 Unknown Bengali Raghuram Special appearance Arunachalam 1997 Arunachalam,
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 screenwriter and producer Chandramukhi 2005 Saravanan,
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,
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,
Tamil Soundarya Rajinikanth Also playback singer Lingaa 2014 Raja Lingeswaran,
Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Kabali 2016 Kabaleeswaran (Kabali) Tamil Pa. Ranjith 2.0 2018 Vaseegaran,
Tamil S. Shankar Post-production Kaala 2018 Karikalan Tamil Pa. Ranjith Filming
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajinikanth
Does Rajinikanth smoke?: No (Earlier he used to smoke)
Does Rajinikanth drink alcohol?: Yes
Rajnikanth is a Maharashtrian by birth and not a Tamilian, though his ancestors hailed from both Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
He lost his mother at a young age after which he was raised by his father and his elder brothers. Rajinikanth childhood photo
He was a very naughty and spoiled brat in his childhood.
Before becoming an actor he did odd jobs in Chennai and Bengaluru such as a carpenter, a coolie, and a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS). As a bus conductor, he used to get INR 750.
His friend, Raj Bahadur, used to give him funds to learn acting in a film institution in Chennai. Rajinikanth in younger days
As he was keen on acting, he joined the Madras Film Institute, and during one of his stage performance, he met the director, K Balachander, who offered him a role in his Tamil film. Until that time, he was not good at speaking Tamil, but he quickly learned it and master the language. Rajinikanth with K Balachander
He made his acting debut alongside Kamal Haasan in Tamil film ‘Apoorva Raagangal’ (1975). Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in Apoorva Raagangal
For the initial two years of his acting career, he got recognised for his negative roles, until he got the lead role in the Telugu film ‘Chilakamma Cheppindi’ (1977).
His first commercial success was ‘Billa’ (1980), a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Don’ (1978). Rajinikanth Billa remake of Don
He met his wife, Latha when a group of college girls came to take his interview, where Latha was leading the group. Rajinikanth got so much attracted to Latha that he proposed her on the same day.
In his 100th film, he played the role of a Hindu saint ‘Raghavendra Swami’ in the film ‘Sri Raghavendra’ (1985). Sri Raghavendra
In 1988, he did his first and only English film ‘Bloodstone’, an Indian-American action-adventure film. Rajinikanth in Bloodstone
His film ‘Raaja Chinna Roja’ (1989), was the first Tamil film to use animation. Animation effects in Raaja Chinna Roja
His only film that was released with an U/A certificate was ‘Thalapathi’ (1991).
He was honoured with Padma Bhushan (2000), and Padma Vibhushan (2016) by the Government of India.
In 2002, he did a day-long fast to protest the Karnataka Government’s decision not to release water from the river Kaveri into Tamil Nadu. Also in 2008, he participated in a day-long fast with other Tamil film personalities, demanding that the Sri Lankan government must end to civil war and give Sri Lankan Tamils their rights. Rajinikanth fast in 2002
In 2007, he became the highest paid Asian actor after Jackie Chan, when he was paid INR 26 crore for the film ‘Sivaji.’
His science fiction film ‘Enthiran’ (English – Robot) was supposed to be done by Kamal Haasan. Rajinikanth in Robot
He was named as the most influential Indian of 2010, by Forbes India.
He made a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Sci-Fi film, ‘Ra.One’ (2011).
Wife/Spouse- Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)
Daughter- Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)
Social Profiles of Rajnikanth