Home » Features » Actors » Rajnikanth


Rajnikanth is a Tamil Film actor. He was born on December 12, 1950 as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in Bangalore, Karnataka. He has won several awards and is known as the second highly paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

Rajnikanth was born to Maharashtrian parents, but grew up in Bangalore.

Rajnikanth is married to Latha Rangachari in 1981 and has two children - Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth.

Rajnikanth Timeline

On May 13, 2011 Rajnikanth gets admitted at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai for treatment of respiratory and gastro-intestinal problems.

On May 19, 2011 Rajnikanth was shifted to ICU at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre.

Professional Biography

Before entering the film industry, Rajnikanth worked in a number of odd jobs. He ended up as a conductor with the Karnataka transport corporation before he became a professional actor.

Rajnikanth has acted in several films in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali and English. However, he has never acted in a Marathi film, despite being Marathi his mother-tongue.

Movies / Filmography


Rajnikanth is the second highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan. His fee is reported to be Rs 26 crore after the success of his movie Sivaji.

Likes and Dislikes

Rajnikanth's favorite actor is Kamal Hassan. He and Kamal Hassan has appeared in a number of films. In most of the films Rajnikanth played villain to Kamal Hassan's hero character.

Rajnikanth in News

YuppTV Brings Superlative Movie Experience to Fingertips for Expats with the Launch Of YuppFlix
Business Wire IndiaIn a move that will delight Indian movie buffs the world over, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, recently launched its on-demand movie streaming service YuppFlix

Indian Sustainability Congress is Hosting ISC 2013 - Strategic Sustainability Technology Congress
Indian Sustainability Congress – 2013 (ICS) is envisaged as an Annual event with facets of Thought Leadership, Recognition and Rewards for Achievers, Demonstration, Trade fair, Vendor Development, Collaboration and Networking opportunities

Rajnikanth's 'Robot' hit with cine goers in Japan
Indian superstar Rajnikanth's blockbuster film 'Robot' was released to an overwhelming response in Japan recently.

Deepika 'not going to be tanned for Rajinikanth's film'
Deepika Padukone won't get tanned for Rajinikanth's next 'Kochadaiyaan', the co-producer of the film has said.

Deepika's snobbish behaviour angers 'Race 2' producer
Bollywood's dimpled hottie Deepika Padukone has been slammed by producer Ramesh Taurani for being unprofessional.

Deepika Padukone beats Katrina Kaif to be Rajnikanth's new heroine
Deepika Padukone has reportedly been signed as Rajnikanth's new heroine in his daughter's upcoming Tamil movie 'Kochadaiyaan'.

Kat to romance Kamal Hassan in Southern film
After dominating Bollywood, it seems Katrina Kaif has set her eyes on Southern film industry as she is all geared up to romance Kamal Hassan in 'Thalaivan Irukiran', according to grapevine.

Bangalore stone fair providing platform to sculptors from across India
Stona 2012, an international stone art fair underway in Bangalore, is providing a platform for scores of sculptors from across the country.

SRK launches Tamil version of music album of upcoming flick 'Ra One'
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan launched the music album for the Tamil version of his upcoming superhero film 'Ra One' here on Monday.

Bollywood mourns death of Shammi Kapoor
Bollywood fraternity has expressed grief over the demise of veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, who passed away at the Breach Candy Hospital here on Sunday morning due to chronic renal failure.

Fans of actor Rajinikanth pray for his recovery in Tamil Nadu
Fans of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been hospitalised for over a week now, prayed for his recovery on Thursday.

Kejriwal issues warning to government, as anti-corruption crusade gains momentum
As the date for veteran social activist Anna Hazare's proposed indefinite fast beginning August 16 draws closer, supporters of the Jan Lokpal Bill have raised the momentum for anti-graft crusade.

CLEAR Launches Breakthrough Formulation in India for Dandruff Removal
The CLEAR Global Scalp Analysis Survey unveiled today in Mumbai shows that nearly 70% of Indian consumers polled have suffered from dandruff in the past 12 months. According to this global survey conducted by the CLEAR Paris Institute, the highest occurrence of dandruff in India is among young adults aged 18 to 30

Ailing Rajnikanth to fly to Singapore for further treatment
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, who is presently undergoing treatment at Chennai's Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC), will be flying to Singapore for further treatment on Friday night.

Rajnikanth's fans firewalk for his speedy recovery in Madurai
Ardent fans of Tamil superstar Rajnikanth firewalked on Monday and prayed for his speedy recovery in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Fans of actor Rajinikanth pray for his recovery in Tamil Nadu
Fans of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been hospitalized for over a week now, gathered outside Chennai's Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) and prayed for his speedy recovery on Sunday.

Rajnikanth pledges help to tsunami victims of Japan.
India's ionic actor Rajnikanth has promised to help Japan's tsunami victims. He was participating in a condolence meeting in Chennai.

Comment on this story