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Rajinikanth

  • Full Name:
    Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
  • Birthday:
    12 December 1950
  • Sun sign:
    Saggitarius
  • Birth place:
    Bangalore
  • Nationality:
    Indian
  • Height:
    5' 7"

BIOGRAPHY

Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, the iconic actor rose to superstardom from being a bus conductor in Bangalore. His style and exuberance on screen are matchless. He comes across as the invincible. Nonetheless, the actor in real is extremely humble and epitomises humility.

Rajini was introduced to the world of cinema by Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner K Balachander in 1975. He was cast alongside an already established actor and star in the making Kamal Haasan in ‘Apoorva Raagangal’. He kick-started his career by playing negative roles but went on to become one of the most loved heroes of all times.

Rajini’s onscreen persona and action sequences are a huge hit among a number of people across the globe. `Thalapathi`, `Annamalai`, `Basha`, `Padayappa`, `Enthiran` are some of his blockbuster films.

Many might not be aware of the fact that the thespian essayed the role of Shri Raghavendra, a saint who once graced the earth. The film saw Rajini in an altogether different avatar.
The actor was also a part of a number of cult Bollywood films and the most noteworthy being ‘Hum’.

Filmography

  • Apoorva Raagangal - 1975
  • Katha Sangama - 1976
  • Anthuleni Katha - 1976
  • Moondru Mudichu - 1976
  • Baalu Jenu - 1976
  • Avargal - 1977
  • Kavikkuyil - 1977
  • Raghupathi Raghavan Rajaram - 1977
  • Chilakamma Cheppindi - 1977
  • Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri - 1977
  • Ondu Premada Kathe - 1977
  • 16 Vayathinile - 1977
  • Sahodarara Savaal - 1977
  • Aadu Puli Attam - 1977
  • Gaayathri - 1977
  • Kumkuma Rakshe - 1977
  • Aarupushpangal - 1977
  • Tholireyi Gadichindi - 1977
  • Aame Katha - 1977
  • Galate Samsara - 1977
  • Shankar Salim Simon - 1978
  • Kiladi Kittu - 1978
  • Annadammula Savaal - 1978
  • Aayiram Jenmangal - 1978
  • Maathu Tappada Maga - 1978
  • Mangudi Minor - 1978
  • Bairavi - 1978
  • Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu - 1978
  • Sadhurangam - 1978
  • Paavathin Sambalam - 1978
  • Vanakkatukuriya Kathaliye - 1978
  • Vayasu Pilichindi - 1978
  • Mullum Malarum - 1978
  • Iraivan Kodutha Varam - 1978
  • Thappida Thala - 1978
  • Thappu Thalangal - 1978
  • Aval Appadithan - 1978
  • Thai Meethu Sathiyam - 1978
  • En Kelvikku Enna Bathil - 1978
  • Justice Gopinath - 1978
  • Priya - 1978
  • Priya (Kannada) - 1979
  • Kuppathu Raja - 1979
  • Iddaru Asadhyule - 1979
  • Thaayillamal Naan Illai - 1979
  • Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum - 1979
  • Ninaithale Inikkum - 1979
  • Andamaina Anubhavam - 1979
  • Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum - 1979
  • Dharma Yuddam - 1979
  • Naan Vazhavaippen - 1979
  • Tiger - 1979
  • Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai - 1979
  • Annai Oru Aalayam - 1979
  • Amma Evarikkaina Amma - 1979
  • Billa - 1980
  • Natchathiram - 1980
  • Ram Robert Rahim - 1980
  • Anbukku Naan Adimai - 1980
  • Kaali - 1980
  • Mayadari Krishnudu - 1980
  • Naan Potta Saval - 1980
  • Johnny - 1980
  • Kaali - 1980
  • Ellam Un Kairasi - 1980
  • Polladhavan - 1980
  • Murattu Kalai - 1980
  • Thee - 1981
  • Kazhugu - 1981
  • Thillu Mullu - 1981
  • Garjanai - 1981
  • Garjanam - 1981
  • Netrikan - 1981
  • Garjana - 1981
  • Ranuva Veeran – 1981
  • Pokkiri Raja - 1982
  • Thanikattu Raja - 1982
  • Ranga - 1982
  • Agni Sakshi - 1982
  • Nandri, Meendum Varuga - 1982
  • Puthukavithai - 1982
  • Enkeyo Ketta Kural - 1982
  • Moondru Mugam - 1982
  • Paayum Puli - 1983
  • Thudikkum Karangal - 1983
  • Andha Kanoon - 1983
  • Thai Veedu - 1983
  • Sivappu Sooriyan - 1983
  • Uruvangal Maralam - 1983
  • Jeet Hamaari - 1983
  • Adutha Varisu - 1983
  • Thanga Magan - 1983
  • Meri Adaalat - 1984
  • Naan Mahan Alla - 1984
  • Thambikku Entha Ooru - 1984
  • Kai Kodukkum Kai - 1984
  • Anbulla Rajinikanth - 1984
  • Gangvaa - 1984
  • Nallavanuku Nallavan - 1984
  • John Jani Janardhan - 1984
  • Naan Sigappu Manithan - 1985
  • Mahaguru - 1985
  • Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal - 1985
  • Wafadaar - 1985
  • Ek Saudagar - 1985
  • Sri Raghavendra - 1985
  • Bewafai - 1985
  • Geraftaar - 1985
  • Nyayam Mere Cheppalli - 1985
  • Padikkadavan - 1985
  • Mr. Bharath - 1986
  • Kodai Mazhai - 1986
  • Naan Adimai Illai - 1986
  • Jeevana Poratam - 1986
  • Viduthalai - 1986
  • Bhagwan Dada - 1986
  • Asli Naqli - 1986
  • Dosti Dushmani - 1986
  • Maaveeran - 1986
  • Velaikaran - 1987
  • Insaaf Kaun Karega - 1987
  • Daku Hasina - 1987
  • Oorkavalan - 1987
  • Manithan - 1987
  • Uttar Dakshin - 1987
  • Manathil Uruthi Vendum - 1987
  • Tamacha - 1988
  • Guru Sishyan - 1988
  • Dharmathin Thalaivan - 1988
  • Bloodstone - 1988
  • Kodi Parakuthu - 1988
  • Rajathi Raja - 1989
  • Siva - 1989
  • Raja Chinna Roja - 1989
  • Mappillai - 1989
  • Gair Kanooni - 1989
  • Bhrashtachar - 1989
  • Chaalbaaz - 1989
  • Panakkaran - 1990
  • Athisaya Piravi - 1990
  • Dharma Dorai - 1991
  • Hum - 1991
  • Farishtay - 1991
  • Khoon Ka Karz - 1991
  • Phool Bane Angaray - 1991
  • Nattukku Oru Nallavan - 1991
  • Thalapathi - 1991
  • Mannan - 1992
  • Tyagi - 1992
  • Annamalai - 1992
  • Pandiyan - 1992
  • Insaniyat Ke Devta - 1993
  • Yejaman - 1993
  • Uzhaippali - 1993
  • Valli - 1993
  • Veera - 1994
  • Baashha - 1995
  • Peddarayudu - 1995
  • Aatank Hi Aatank - 1995
  • Muthu - 1995
  • Bhagya Debata - 1995
  • Arunachalam - 1997
  • Padayappa - 1999
  • Bulandi - 2000
  • Baba - 2002
  • Chandramukhi - 2005
  • Sivaji - 2007
  • Kuselan - 2008
  • Kathanayakudu - 2008
  • Enthiran - 2010
  • Ra.One (spl appearance)- 2011
  • Kochadaiiyaan - 2014

Cool Facts

Rajinikanth is also the only Indian actor to be featured in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, in a lesson titled "From Bus Conductor to Superstar". After opening his first official Twitter account in 2014, Rajinikanth received over 210,000 followers within 24-hours, deemed by social media research firms as the fastest rate of followers for any Indian celebrity, as well as among the top-10 in the world.

RELATIONSHIP STATUS

Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari on 26 February 1981, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The couple have two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth.