Rajinikanth – Movies, Filmography, Wife, Biography, Age, Politics, Birthday, Daughters


Movies, Filmography, Age, Family, Politics, Spouse, Children, Wife, Daughters

Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema.

NameShivaji Rao Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Born12 December 1950,
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Screen-Writer
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Philanthropist
  • Politician
Years active1975–present
Political partyTBA
Spouse(s)Latha Rajinikanth (1981–present)
ChildrenAishwarya, Soundarya
  • Padma Vibhushan (2016)
  • Padma Bhushan (2000)

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajnikanth) was born on December 12, 1950 in Karnataka. He was a bus conductor during which time he reportedly caught the fancy of the bus passengers with his mannerisms and style of issuing tickets and blowing the whistle and so on. Looking to become an actor, he moved to Chennai and joined the film institute. It was here that he caught the eye of K. Balachander, a director known for introducing talented, new faces into the Tamil film industry.

Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari, a student of Ethiraj College for Women who interviewed him for her college magazine. The marriage took place on 26 February 1981, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The couple has two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth. Latha runs a school named “The Ashram”.

His popularity has been attributed to “his uniquely styled dialogues and idiosyncrasies in films, as well as his political statements and philanthropy”. After earning ₹26 crore (equivalent to ₹56 crore or US$8.6 million in 2017) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the 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). As of 2014, 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. 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.

Rajinikanth announced entry into politics on 31 Dec 2017 and confirmed that his newly formed party will contest in assembly elections in 2021 from all 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu state. His party, he said, would resign if it was unable to fullfill its electoral promises within three years of coming into power.