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Super Star Rajinikanth Biography

Rajinikanth (born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on December 12, 1950 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India) is an Indian film actor. Rajinikanth's mass popularity and appeal is largely drawn from his mannerisms and stylized delivery of dialogue. He received India's third highest honour, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Apart from his film career, he is a well known philanthropist and also serves as a notable influence in the politics of Tamil Nadu. Other than acting, Rajinikanth worked as a screenwriter, film producer, and also a playback singer.

Popularily referred to and credited in films as "Superstar" and often referred to as "thalaivar" (meaning leader in Tamil), Rajinikanth debuted as an actor in 1975 under the direction of K. Balachander in supporting roles. He was later favored in portraying antagonistic characters and gradually rose to acting in lead roles. Being a well known film artist to several regional film industries of India, he also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including American cinema. He was reportedly paid Rs. 26 crore (about $5.3 million USD as of January 2009) for his latest blockbuster Sivaji: The Boss, making him the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

Name: Shivaji Rao Gaikwad (Rajinikanth)

D.O.B : 12th December, 1950

Category: Actor

Country: India, Tamilnadu

Family: Father - Ramoji Rao,

Mother - Rambhai,

Wife - Latha Rajinikanth,

Daughter - Aishwarya & Sowandarya.

Rajnikanth studied at the Acharya Paathshala and Vivekananda Balaka Sangha in Bangalore. He worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service to earn a living. His love for acting was evident even then as he used to participate in stage plays and practice stunts at the Rama Hanuman Temple. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute with a colleague to study acting and was mentored by A.Prabhakaran, his vice principal. He married actor Y.G.Mahendran’s sister Latha Parthasarthy in 1981 in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. She runs a school called The Ashram. They have two daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya. While Aishwarya is married to actor Dhanush, Soundarya is a director, producer and graphic designer. Rajnikanth was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 for his contribution to cinema.

1975 Apoorva Raagangal
1976 Moondru Mudichu
1977 16 Vayathinile
1978 Mullum Malarum
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum
1100% Billa
Murattu Kalai
1981 Thee
Thillu Mullu
1982 Moondru Mugam
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan
1985 Sri Raghavendra
1991 Thalapathi
1992 Annamalai
1995 Baasha
1999 Padayappa
2005 Chandramukhi
2007 Sivaji: The Boss
2010 Endhiran

Rajinikanth was named as one of the influential persons in South Asia by Asiaweek.He has won a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award for the film Nallavanuku Nallavan in 1984.Rajinikanth, despite these awards, has not yet received a National Film Award. Between 1977 and 2005, Rajinikanth received several awards from Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Cinema Express and Filmfans Association for his on-screen performances and off-screen contributions in writing and producing. He has received awards in the Best Actor category for his performance in the films Sivaji, Chandramukhi, Padayappa, Peddarayudu, Baasha, Muthu, Annamalai, Thalapathy, Velaikaran, Sri Raghavendra, Nallavanuku Nallavan, Moondru Mugam, Enkeyo Ketta Kural, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai, Mullum Malarum and 16 Vayathinile. He received an award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri. He has also received awards in Best Story Writer and Best Producer categories for Valli. He has also received other honours such as the Raj Kapoor Award in 2007 from the Government of Maharashtra. He was named and honoured with the Padma Bhushan award, India's third highest civilian honour, in 2000 from the Government of India.In September 2005, Rajinikanth won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Chandramukhi. Recently, he was selected as the Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV, competing against the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Shilpa Shetty. -Useful Contents-Given Below

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