• 12 December 1950
  • Banglore
  • Male
  • Indian



Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad on 12 December 1950 in a Marathi family in Bangalore, Mysore State. Rajinikanth had his primary education at the Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School in Bangalore. He was enrolled at the Ramakrishna Math, a Hindu monastery set up by the Ramakrishna Mission. In math, he was taught Vedas, tradition, and history, which eventually instilled a sense of spirituality in him. In addition to spiritual lessons, he also began acting in plays at the math. His aspiration towards theatre grew at math and was once given an opportunity to enact the role of Ekalavya's friend from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. His performance in the play received praise from the Kannada poet D. R. Bendre.e continued to take part in plays after the Kannada playwright Topi Muniappa offered him a chance to act in one of his mythological plays. He decided to take up an acting course at the newly formed Madras Film Institute after coming across an advertisement. Rajinikanth began his film career with the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K. Balachander. Rajinikanth began his film career with the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K. Balachander. He made his first-ever appearance as a lead actor in the Telugu film Chilakamma Cheppindi.In 1978, Rajinikanth had 20 releases across Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. He played the second lead in Annadammula Savaal, which starred Krishna; Rajinikanth reprised his role from the Kannada original. He then played an important role in the supernatural thriller Aayiram Jenmangal. Rajinikanth, who credited Hindi film star Amitabh Bachchan as his inspiration,[65] began playing Amitabh Bachchan's roles in Tamil remakes of his films.[66] This began with Shankar Salim Simon (1978), a remake of Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), followed by Naan Vazhavaippen (1979), a remake of Majboor (1974).n his 100th film Sri Raghavendra (1985), he played the Hindu saint Raghavendra Swami.[78] His greatest success in Hindi films was his 101st film Bewafai. He went on to appear in remakes of films from other languages, mostly Hindi and Telugu. Annamalai, which was released in 1992. Two years later, Rajinikanth signed up for P. Vasu's Chandramukhi (2005), a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu.997's Arunachalam, another commercial success, earned him his fourteenth nomination for the Film Fare Award for Best Actor. He best film to date in Padiyappa. Muttu, Baasha, Arunachalam, Enthiran,Padikathavn,Thalapathi,Kabali,Rajadi Raja,and many others.He has won many awards. He has received Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India and also National awards film awards. He has received the best actor awards for Muttu, Annamalai, Vaali, Shivaji, and many others. He was named by Forbes India as the most influential Indian of the year 2010.[239] In 2011, he was awarded the Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV for the year 2010 by the then-Indian Minister for Home Affairs P. Chidambaram. Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari on 26 February 1981.The couple has two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth. He has worked on more than 150 films. He will be next seen in his 169th film Jailer. It is directed by Nelson and stars Shivarajkumar, and Tamannaha. It is releasing on 10th August 10th, 2023.


Movie NameRelease Date
Kiladi Kittu January 1, 1970
Priya January 1, 1970
Thappitha Thala October 6, 1978
Galate Samsara January 1, 1970
Sahodarara Saval January 1, 1970