Rajnikanth

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

1.73 m

5’ 8”

Weight (approx.) 73 kg

161 lbs

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
Salary 40-45/Film
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:

            1. 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.
            2. The Padma Bhushan in 2000.
            3. The Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts.
            4. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.
            5. Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor in 1984 for Nallavanuku Nallavan.
            6. Filmfare Award nominations for his performances in Sivaji (2007) and Enthiran (2010).
            7. Rajinikanth received the Kalaimamani award in 1984 and the M. G. R. Award in 1989, both from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
            8. In 1995, the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association presented him with the Kalaichelvam Award.
            9. The Padma Bhushan (2000)
            10. The Padma Vibhushan (2016) by the Government of India.
            11. Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV.
            12. The Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards.
            13. The most influential Indian of the year 2010 – Forbes India.
            14. The Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV in 2011.
            15. He was honoured by NDTV as one among the “25 Greatest Global Living Legends- 2013.
            16. 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,
          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 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,
          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
          Netrikkann 1981 Chakravarthi,
          Santosh
          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,
          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, 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,
          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 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,
          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[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,
          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 screenwriter and producer
          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 Pa. Ranjith
          2.0 2018 Vaseegaran,
          Chitti
          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).

          Relationships:

          Wife/Spouse- Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)

          Daughter- Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)


          Social Profiles of Rajnikanth



           

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